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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.



Number of Institutions with IT Networking Budgets Exceeding $2.5 Million Has Tripled over Last Year

About one-third of higher education institutions have budgeted more than $2.5 million annually for on-campus technology and networking services — nearly triple the number of schools with budgets of that size last year.

Latest Ed Tech Landscape Map Adds 6 Product Categories

Eduventures' latest ed tech landscape map covers everything from advancement constituent relationship management and application development tools to social media and web content management programs, including six new product segments.

Nearly 3 in 4 Schools Allow Students to Connect an Unlimited Number of Devices to the ResNet

The majority of colleges and universities — 72 percent — allow students to connect as many devices as they wish to the residential network. But far and away the devices consuming the most bandwidth on campus are smartphones, according to the latest State of ResNet Report from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

3 in 4 Schools Approaching 100% WiFi Coverage on Campus

About three-quarters of higher education institutions in a recent survey currently offer wireless coverage for 81 percent to 100 percent of the entire campus.

Survey: Majority of Faculty Acknowledge that Textbook Affordability Is an Issue on Their Campus

In a recent survey, 90 percent of faculty reported that textbook affordability is a concern for their institution.

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