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6 Biggest Trends Driving Ed Tech Adoption

The latest Educause Horizon Report identifies six trends expected to have a major impact on higher education both in the near future and in the long term.

6 Big Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Ed

The latest Educause Horizon report names six major barriers to the innovation, adoption or scale of technology in higher education.

Funding Is Top Roadblock to AR & VR in Education

The education sector is forecast to spend more than $6 billion annually on augmented and virtual reality technologies by 2023. Funding for the technologies remains a major hurdle to adoption, but price points for equipment are dropping rapidly.

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.

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