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9 Benchmarks that Inform How a Student Chooses a School

When faced with choosing between two institutions, how does a student make the decision about which college or university to attend? It's a combination of factors, according to a new report from Eduventures.

Workcred to Promote Data Sharing Among Credentialing Bodies

Workcred, a nonprofit affiliate of the American National Standards Institute, is looking to form a network of 25-30 credentialing bodies that will be "early adopters and influencers" in sharing data.

UCI Launches 2-Year Study on Value of College Education

The University of California, Irvine has begun tracking, surveying and analyzing of a group of undergraduate students to better understand their experiences inside and outside the college.

U Wyoming Spurs Blockchain Development with Hackathon 'Stampede'

For the second year, the University of Wyoming has hosted a multi-challenge hackathon focused on blockchain. The "Blockchain Stampede," part of the university's College of Engineering and Applied Science WyoHackathon, is intended to help highlight the state's commitment to blockchain technology.



Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 30, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Educause Annual Conference 2019, Spaces4Learning Summit, and A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference.

Credential Engine Counts More than 738,000 Unique Credentials in the U.S.

A recent report from nonprofit Credential Engine estimated that the number of credentials offered in the U.S. totals more than 738,000. That includes high school diplomas, postsecondary degrees and certificates, registered apprenticeships, certifications, licenses, alternative degree programs and skills training "bootcamps."

Enrollment in Computer and Information Sciences Up Despite Overall Decline

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services was the top undergraduate major gaining college enrollment at four-year schools, based on the number of added students, according to the latest reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall, however, college enrollments continued their decline.

With HBCU Funds Hanging in the Balance, Alexander Pushes for Higher Ed Reform Package

The chairman of the Senate’s education committee is blocking legislation to provide federal funding to HBCUs in order to get components of the Higher Education Act reauthorization passed in the short term.

New Alexa Education Skill API Enables Voice Control of Ed Tech

Amazon has introduced a new application programming interface that will give developers the ability to create Alexa skills that can be integrated into their education technology systems and platforms

Open Source App Teaches Physics of Magnetic Fields in AR

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

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