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UCI Launches 2-Year Study on Value of College Education

The University of California, Irvine has begun tracking, surveying and analyzing of a group of undergraduate students to better understand their experiences inside and outside the college.

Credential Engine Counts More than 738,000 Unique Credentials in the U.S.

A recent report from nonprofit Credential Engine estimated that the number of credentials offered in the U.S. totals more than 738,000. That includes high school diplomas, postsecondary degrees and certificates, registered apprenticeships, certifications, licenses, alternative degree programs and skills training "bootcamps."

Enrollment in Computer and Information Sciences Up Despite Overall Decline

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services was the top undergraduate major gaining college enrollment at four-year schools, based on the number of added students, according to the latest reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall, however, college enrollments continued their decline.

Instagram Leads for Student Recruitment Outreach

Students are increasingly turning to social media to learn more about colleges and universities. And Instagram specifically is driving that growth, according to a recent survey by EAB Enrollment Services.

Social Communications May Boost STEM Success

A small study out of the University of Texas, El Paso recently explored whether social communications can help boost the outcomes of students in particularly challenging STEM courses. The bottom line: There was a link between heavy usage of social software and better grades.



DIY Mindset Reshaping Education

A do-it-yourself mindset is changing the face of education worldwide, according to new survey results from Pearson and Harris Insights & Analytics. Learners are "patching together" their education from a "menu of options," including self-teaching, short courses and bootcamps, and they believe that self-service instruction will become even more prevalent for lifelong learning.

5 Emerging Tech Trends Impacting the Enterprise

In its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, research firm Gartner has identified five key trends expected to have "transformational impact" on enterprise organizations. Why? They will "create and enable new experiences, leveraging artificial intelligence and other constructs to enable organizations to take advantage of emerging digital ecosystems," according to statement from the company.

AI and Mixed Reality Drive Educational Gaming into 'Boom Phase'

Artificial intelligence and mixed reality have driven demand in learning games around the world, according to a new report by Metaari.

Many Student Success Initiatives Have No Impact on Retention

According to a recent analysis from Civitas Learning, only 60 percent of student success initiatives have a measurable positive impact on student persistence. That leaves a full 40 percent of initiatives having no impact whatsoever.

Nudging Works in CCs Among STEM Students

Does nudging students at key points in their college careers work or not? A recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economics suggested that nudging had no impact on massive groups of students. Yet, two organizations working to instill innovation in American education found big success in "nudging" strategies for STEM students within community colleges.

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