A new, multi-national study also found that students want to see a single application to track progress on their degree.
In a country-by-country comparison of universities, the United States comes out on top when the criteria encompasses whole system strength, access, performance of leading institutions and the impact of national investment in higher education.
More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom.
Students at private colleges paid less than sticker price this year, while institutions faced acute consequences, reported NACUBO.
If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety.
How do you maintain the "big picture" in crowdsourcing when a bunch of people are handling different pieces of the work? A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Bosch argue that computers can guide the process and do a better job than humans could in many cases.
The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.
A report on instructional designers in post-secondary education found them to be pivotal to technology adoption but also noted that they face a number of obstacles, not the least of which is faculty resistance.
Up-front cost savings and operational efficiencies are two of the main reasons some education consortia adopt a common learning management system. Over time colleges have also seen pedagogical benefits to using a common LMS, according to a new report from the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative and Mindwires.
MIT’s Teaching Systems Lab will support grant winners as they conduct research on STEM teaching.