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Transfer Enrollment Decline Nearly 4 Times Larger than Last Year

A first look of the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has found that overall transfer enrollment is down 7.9 percent this spring, a fall almost four times larger than last spring, when the decline was 2.1 percent.

Dartmouth Employs AI Virtual Assistant to Support Students and Faculty

Dartmouth College has deployed an artificial intelligence solution from Aisera to enhance communication with students and faculty during COVID-19.

Texas CC Tests Career Exploration VR with Middle Schoolers

Coastal Bend College, a community college serving five counties in the Coastal Bend region of Texas along the Gulf of Mexico, turned to virtual reality to help middle schoolers in the region figure out what careers they should declare for themselves as they enter high school, as well as to promote career and technical education (CTE).

Study: Gamification Techniques Can Improve Online Teaching

A new study out of MIT's Sloan School of Management explores the use of ideas and tools from the gaming community to improve online teaching and student learning outcomes.



New CT Leadership Summit: IT Security in the New Normal

Every college and university must redouble its focus on IT security in these unprecedented times. In this one-day event, education and IT leaders will share their insights, best practices and predictions for security and privacy in the post-pandemic era.

Report: Plagiarism Rates Changed When Instruction Moved Online

Plagiarism among students in high school and college jumped by 10 percentage points after the pandemic, when classes went online — an increase in the average rate of copying in student work from 35 percent to 45 percent, according to an analysis undertaken by Copyleaks.

Students Complain: Too Much (Busy) Work in Online Classes

Almost three in five students (59 percent) in a recent Wiley survey complained that they are doing more assignments online than they ever did in their in-person classes, and nearly as many (55 percent) protested that much of it felt like "busy work."

Microsoft and LinkedIn Expand Global Skills Initiative

To help job seekers gain the skills they need for employment in today's economy, Microsoft and LinkedIn are extending their global skills initiative through the end of 2021, providing free LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn courses as well as low-cost certifications that align to in-demand jobs.

IBM Launches Quantum Developer Certification

IBM has introduced a new Quantum Developer Certification, which it's calling "the world's first ever developer certification for programming a quantum computer."

Two SC Campuses to Add Community Tech Hubs

Two institutions in South Carolina will run technology hubs for underserved communities. The University of South Carolina system and Benedict College are part of a $6 million project to develop a network of eight learning labs with technology and learning services.