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Report: More IoT Device Exposures Seen in Education Institutions

Education institutions have a 14x higher rate of Internet of Things device exposures compared to other industries, according to a recent report from RiskRecon and cybersecurity research firm Cyentia Institute.

Report: It's Time for 4-Year Schools to Welcome Adult Learners

The public mission of four-year colleges and universities needs to adapt to encompass adult learners, according to a new report. That's the population that may be most affected by the changes in education introduced during the pandemic — more so even than K-12 and college students, the report suggested.

MOOC Enrollment Explodes in 2020

According to a new report by Class Central, a company that tracks massive open online courses, of all learners who have registered for MOOCs throughout their history, a third did so last year.

Report: Transition to Remote Work Has Long-Term Impact

In a recent survey, 70 percent of global IT leaders reported that more than half of their companies' employees are working remotely due to the pandemic. That's roughly triple the share of staffers working remotely before the COVID-19 shutdown, according to a report from Infoblox and Zogby Analytics.

Higher Ed Loses 560,200 Students in Fall 2020 over Fall 2019

College enrollments have fallen by 2.5 percent overall for fall 2020, almost twice the size of the fall 2019 decline. The latest and final reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center for the semester stated that higher education lost about 560,200 students over the previous year.



Faculty Expect to Return to Face-to-Face Instruction for Fall 2021, but with Online Elements

The reopening of campuses post-pandemic won't necessarily spell the end to online learning, according to a recent survey from Top Hat.

Community Colleges Get Moody's Downgrade

Moody's has given a negative outlook to community colleges for 2021, matching the negative outlook it had already issued for four-year public and private universities.

COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc on High Schooler College Plans

Due to changes in education wrought by COVID-19, the number of 2020 high school graduates who went to college immediately this fall dropped by nearly 22 percent, compared to 2019 graduates.

Open Source, Python and Visual Studio Code Dominate in GitHub Student Survey

Fledgling developers were more likely to contribute to open source coding projects this year than last and adopt Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ and PyCharm as their preferred integrated development environment, according to the latest GitHub "Classroom Report."

LMS Companies See Boom, Bust, Bigger Boom

Overall learning management system downloads were 250 percent higher in August than February, according to a report from consultancy Sykes.