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Rental Textbook Usage on the Rise as New/Used Pricing Flutters

Alongside a report from the National Association of College Stores on declining costs for course material, another source for tracking down college textbooks has released its own data, suggesting that textbook pricing isn't necessarily on the slide.

Hackathons Can Foster CS Skills Out of Class

A survey of students participating in hackathons found that most of them learn new concepts and gain skills that they later use in their computer science work.

Baby Boomer Retirements Could Open up More Diversity in College IT Leadership

A human resources association that serves the higher education segment has predicted a shift in the demographics of the IT workforce at colleges and universities in the United States.

Survey: More than Half of Faculty Believe Classroom Tech Increases Student Engagement

In a recent survey, 54 percent of faculty respondents said they believe adding more technology to their classroom would definitely increase student engagement.

Report: Student Spending on College Course Materials in Decline

For the first time in a long time, combined spending over the academic year on course materials, technology and school supplies came in under $1,000, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College Stores.



Report: Early Momentum Metrics Predict Outcomes for CC Students

Community college outcomes would be higher, according to a new study from the Community College Research Center, if more students met nine "early momentum metrics." These metrics encompass three areas for year-one students: the pace of credit accumulation during the first semester and first year, completion of gateway courses in math and English, and persistence from fall to spring.

Survey: Higher Ed Is Not the First Choice for AI Training

Americans put little faith in higher education for teaching students what they need to know to prepare for a future that includes artificial intelligence, according to a survey from Gallup and Northeastern University.

Video Use in Education Evolving Beyond the Classroom

The application of video in education is evolving. Even as the practices of showing video in the classroom or making it available as supplementary course material have declined as use cases slightly from this year to last year, video's application has grown for marketing and communications purposes, helping students practice their skills and recording campus events. Those are a few of the takeaways from video software maker Kaltura in this year's "State of Video in Education" survey.

Higher Ed 'Opportunity Gap' Continuing to Widen

A new joint report by the Pell Institute and Penn AHEAD shows that the "opportunity gap" in U.S. higher education is increasing.

Atlanta HBCUs Join Forces for Data Science Initiative

The Atlanta University Center Consortium is getting a major investment from the UnitedHealth Group to prepare students for jobs in the data analytics field.

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