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Pricey College 'Extras' Undercut Student Efforts to Graduate

More women than men drop out of college for financial reasons — by a difference of 11 percentage points (52 percent versus 41 percent).

CBE Program to Train More Teachers in North Carolina

North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have teamed up to launch a competency-based teacher education program they hope will help address a widening teacher shortage in the state.

Cal Poly Launches Digital Transformation Hub for Innovation

A new project at California Polytechnic State University will focus on problem-solving and innovation around public sector technology challenges.



Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study

Indiana University's "Sleep Great IU! Challenge" asked participants to record their sleeping habits for four weeks on personal online trackers. Afterwards, most participants reported increased energy levels and an increase in their ability to manage stress.

Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master's in Online Ed

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is teaming with a private partner to launch a competency-based master's of education in online teaching program.

Tuition Cuts Less Effective than Increased College Spending for Retention

In a recent study, researchers found that increased institutional spending led to higher persistence in enrollment of students and to greater degree completion than tuition reductions.

New Unicon Service Helps Institutions Get Started with AWS

Unicon has introduced Jump Start for AWS, a new cloud consulting service that helps institutions migrate to Amazon Web Services.

Distance Learning Programs Make Case for Quality Assessment

OLC's Quality Scorecards are worksheets that gives schools criteria and benchmarking tools to assess the effectiveness of their online instructional efforts.

Echo360 Intros Video Content Management System

Echo360 today announced a new video content management system (CMS) that combines lecture capture and active learning features with video management for a variety of campus needs.

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