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Key Data Points for Better Understanding Students

A new guidebook from Achieving the Dream and the Advising Success Network offers ideas and tools to help colleges and universities understand their students better.

Survey: Cloud Proves Worth During Pandemic

In recent survey of higher education leaders, 64 percent of respondents said the cloud has been "very valuable" during the pandemic. And another 32 percent found cloud-based computing services "somewhat valuable."

Funding Analysis: States Too Quick to Use Higher Ed as 'Budgetary Release Valve'

State and local resources are the primary source of funding for public higher education, yet those funds have steadily diminished in recent years.

7 Next Steps to Fine-Tune Blended Learning

Every Learner Everywhere recently released an in-depth guide to blended learning, designed to help faculty, instructional designers, technological support staff and other stakeholders in their strategic planning for blended learning courses and programs.

Undergraduate Enrollment Sees Steepest Decline Since the Pandemic

Undergraduate enrollment this spring has dropped 5.9 percent compared to last year — the steepest decline since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.



73 Percent of Students Prefer Some Courses Be Fully Online Post-Pandemic

In a recent Cengage survey, nearly three-quarters of students — 73 percent — said they would prefer to take some of their courses fully online post-pandemic. However, only half of faculty (53 percent) felt the same about teaching online.

5 Ways to Address Inequities in Higher Education

The Online Learning Consortium has identified key actions colleges and universities can take to ensure they are providing quality learning experiences for all students.

Report: Spending on Core Administrative Systems on the Rise

Colleges and universities are investing in both finance and human capital management (HCM) systems at an increasing rate, according to a new report from the Tambellini Group, a technology research and advisory firm focused on higher education.

3 Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning

The landscape of higher education has been transformed by COVID-19, and that impact is a major factor in the 2021 Educause Horizon Report. Here are three key technology trends to watch as the lasting effects of the pandemic play out.

6 Key Technologies Moving Teaching and Learning Forward in 2021

Educause's latest Horizon Report outlines the biggest trends shaping teaching and learning this year. In particular, the report identified six technologies and practices that are key to higher education institutions' future planning, whether those topics are newly emerging or evolving from previous years.