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Recruiters Value Degrees and Credentials Equally

Recruiters give equal value to degrees and credentials when they're considering new candidates. Across the board, the top qualities — knowledge of industry trends, technical skills, specialized knowledge, networking skills and so on — are the same whether a student arrives with a full-fledged degree or credentials from alternatives.

10 Emerging Trends in Analytics Every CIO Should Know About

Augmented analytics and “explainable AI” are just two changes to data and analytics technology that should have "significant disruptive potential" over operations in the next three to five years.

U.S. College Seniors Beat Peers from China, India, Russia on CS Exam

Undergraduate seniors in the United States showed much higher levels of skill in computer science than their peers in China, India and Russia. A research project led by Stanford University's Prashant Loyalka in the Graduate School of Education made the discovery after testing students on a two-hour standardized exam given in the same languages their classes were delivered in.

5 Myths of AI

No, artificial intelligence can't replace the human brain, and no, we'll never really be able to make AI bias-free.

Analysis: How Bootcamps Could Disrupt Higher Ed

The Christensen Institute has weighed in on the potential for coding and computer science bootcamps to disrupt traditional higher education. In a new report, "Betting on Bootcamps," the organization, which focuses on "disruptive innovation," has offered five scenarios for the future of these short-term, workforce-aligned training programs that emphasize professional success.



Math Field Least Expensive to Teach, Electrical Engineering the Highest

A new working paper has examined the cost of educating students in various fields. Apparently, education is more expensive to teach than just three other subjects: mechanical engineering, nursing and electrical engineering.

Survey: Most Students Shop on Amazon to Save Money on Textbooks

According to a recent survey, Amazon is the primary purchase channel for college students to buy their textbooks, beating out other websites as well as the brick-and-mortar college bookstore.

Survey: Online Students Interact More with Course Materials than with Faculty

In a typical online course, students are more likely to interact with course materials — 52 percent of the time — than they are with faculty, other students or staff, according to a recent survey from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research.

Survey: Instructional Designers Drive Better Student Outcomes

Where faculty are compelled to work with instructional designers on development of their online courses, students have better outcomes, according to a recent survey from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research

Online Enrollment Growing Faster than Blended

Fully online courses are more likely to drive enrollment growth, according to a recent survey of institutions from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research.

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