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Associations Offer 6 Principles for Leveraging Analytics in Higher Ed

Analytics can save higher education, according to a bold new statement from the Association for Institutional Research, Educause and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The associations' call for action highlighted the importance of harnessing analytics to improve completion rates, campus operations, strategic decision-making and more.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 26, 2019)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2019, the 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, and Educause Annual Conference 2019.

Education Startup Launches Online Courses for College Credit

Masterclass co-founder Aaron Rasmussen is turning his attention to making introductory college courses more affordable for students. His new venture, dubbed Outlier.org, is launching online courses for Calculus I and Introduction to Psychology this fall.

Purdue Launches Simulation Training Platform for Cybersecurity

Purdue University is collaborating with cyber defense company Cyberbit to create a cyberattack simulation program for career professionals.



CBE Students Persist More, Move Through Courses Faster and Pay Less

Capella University has issued a report of findings based on five years of learning outcomes from its competency-based education or "direct assessment" program. According to the fully online institution, CBE students have a higher two-year persistence rate than peers following traditional programs; they're getting through their courses of study at a faster pace; and they pay less in tuition and also borrow less.

Salesforce Joins Forces with SNHU to Offer College Credits

A new partnership between Southern New Hampshire University and Salesforce will give students the opportunity to earn college credits for completing Salesforce training badges.

Class Central Ranks Top 100 MOOCs 'of All Time'

The top five free online courses of all time follow no pattern whatsoever. One covers programming, two are about natural sciences and two others examine brain topics from very different perspectives, and they come from universities all over the world. But all five have one thing in common: They've been judged as the best-ranked by the people who have taken the classes and voted on them through Class Central.

Apple Wallet Builds Contactless Student ID Support on Campus

A system in place at the universities of Tennessee, Vermont and San Francisco is enabling students to access buildings and buy essentials with their iPhones and Apple watches as replacements for traditional student identification cards.

Google Introduces AI-Based Mobile Learning App

Google is launching a revamped version of the Socratic app to help high school and college students complete their homework.

Study: Remote Attendance Shrinks Absenteeism

Making videoconferencing available to students who can't attend class in person can improve attendance and student satisfaction, according to a two-year project that took place at Indiana University.

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