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15 Mistakes Instructors Have Made Teaching with Technology in the Pandemic

There's a lot that faculty have done right teaching with technology during the COVID-19 pandemic — but there have also been times when technology use has been subpar.

Nearly Half of Faculty Say Pandemic Changes to Teaching Are Here to Stay

In a recent survey, the majority of faculty (71 percent) reported that their teaching in Fall 2020 was "very different" or included a "number of changes" compared to pre-pandemic times. And almost half (47 percent) felt those changes would remain in place post-pandemic.

Moody's Upgrades Financial Outlook for Higher Ed

The financial outlook for higher education isn't as grim as once believed. Investor analysis firm Moody's recently updated its outlook for the sector from "negative" to "stable."

CC Students Unaware of School Support Options

Even as many community college students juggle classes, work and family support with the additional challenges posed by the pandemic, most aren't aware of the help their colleges might offer, according to a recent survey undertaken by the Center for Community College Student Engagement.

Analysis: Traditional Transfer Students in the Minority

Traditional transfer students, those who attend community college or some other starter school, then move to a public institution to get their bachelor degrees, make up 19 percent — just a fifth — of all transfer students, according to research by Eduventures.



5 Ways to Marry Higher Ed to Work

As colleges reinvent themselves for post-pandemic learning, they need to collaborate more closely with industry. That's the bottom line from a new report issued by Presidents Forum, a national nonprofit network made up of leaders from 17 institutions of higher education.

Success of Videoconferencing Could Keep a Lot of Ed Work Remote

Two-thirds of people in education expect to see a continuation of remote work post-pandemic. Sixty-five percent of respondents in education agreed that due to the success of remote collaboration, facilitated by videoconferencing, their organizations are considering a flexible remote working model, according to a survey from Zoom.

11 Ways to Protect Privacy When Using Student Data

While student data has long been mined to support retention efforts and institutional decision-making, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new and sometimes troubling uses for data in higher education.

Faculty Awareness of OER Has Increased for 5 Years Straight, Yet Adoption Is Flat

In higher education, faculty awareness of open educational resources — course materials that are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation and sharing — has grown for the fifth straight year, according to a study by Bay View Analytics.

Spring Enrollments Continue Downward Trend

The enrollment losses of fall 2020 have continued this spring, according to preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Overall, college enrollment is down 2.9 percent compared to last spring.