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Higher Ed Uncovering New Ways to Apply Data and AI Across Campus

The use of data analytics and artificial intelligence, the inevitability of data breaches and six other topical subjects made up the latest "State of Higher Education" report from consultancy firm Grant Thornton.

Report Outlines How Alternative Digital Credentials Will Transform Higher Ed

An international working group led by two faculty members from the University of California, Irvine Continuing Education unit sees alternative digital credentials as a transformational force in higher education.

Study: Online Learning May Not Solve the College Affordability Problem

Could online learning help institutions provide a lower-cost education to more students? That's a question that Richard Garrett, Eduventures chief research officer, examined recently in a brief on the Encoura website. What's needed, Garrett concluded, is a "creative [blend] of in-person and online learning" within institutions to "produce the best mix of cost reduction and high quality."

6 College Experiences that Spell Confidence in Job Outlook

The share of current students who expect to graduate with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the job market goes up with the greater the number of specific experiences they have during their college years. That finding came out of a survey of 32,000 U.S. undergraduates undertaken by polling company Gallup and Strada Education Network, a nonprofit that focuses on setting up pathways between college and career.

Hacking the Hackathon at OSU

Hackathons are popular events, but how can their organizers ensure that participants will have the most productive experience possible? Researchers at Oklahoma State University are studying the hackathon.



About a Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

A "data point" study by the National Center for Education Statistics reported that about a third of high school students in the 2009 to 2013 cohort took dual enrollment classes, mostly at their own schools.

Faculty Training, Support for Online Teaching Needs Improvement

A survey of chief academic officers at public colleges and universities found that while most online courses are taught by full-time faculty, their preparation for and oversight in doing so is highly inconsistent. The survey was undertaken by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities working in tandem with Learning House, a Wiley division that provides online program management services.

Future of Ed Tech Is Bright, According to Faculty Survey

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, nearly all faculty said they believe tech will play a positive role in education in the future.

Educause Workforce Study Sheds Light on Higher Ed IT Demographics, Job Skills and More

A new report from Educause on the IT workforce in higher education has uncovered plenty that we mostly already knew — there are more men than women in the job, IT employees are getting older, and these jobs are primarily held by White people — and some things we didn't know: The number of jobs in higher ed is on the rise, systems administration is the position that's most often added, and effective communication is the top business skill linked to success.

Penn State Project Finds VR Better for Second Language Learning

While virtual reality has proven useful in helping people explore physical realms they can't visit, a study undertaken by a team of researchers at Penn State has found that it can also speed up second language learning among adults, as if they were immersed in the place where that language was natively spoken.

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