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Survey Reveals Pandemic Impacts on California CC Students' Transfer Plans

A new report from the RP Group outlines the near-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the transfer experiences of California Community College students.

Education Blockchain Challenge Concludes with Mixed Results

The two-year Blockchain Innovation Challenge is over, with participants convinced more than ever that blockchain can play a role in helping students take control of their individual educational records and learning pursuits.

Big Data Could Pose Unsustainable Challenges to Universities

Big data research operations in higher education could hit a wall. While universities are "meeting many current needs," according to a new research project, big data work is taxing institutional technology, human and financial resources.

Pandemic Leads Education Professionals to Seek Changes in Their Careers

The COVID-19 pandemic has left the global workforce in a state of flux, with the vast majority of employees — including those in the education sector — looking for changes in their careers and in the workplace.

Despite Online Challenges, Faculty Optimistic About Future of STEM Education

Seventy-three percent of STEM faculty in a recent survey had to shift from face-to-face to remote learning in fall 2020, experiencing a multitude of barriers to teaching STEM courses online. Yet most survey respondents remain optimistic about the future of STEM postsecondary education, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium and Bay View Analytics.



When It Comes to ROI, College Major Matters More than School Attended

College doesn't always pay off. It depends on the major students pursue and how long it takes for a student to achieve her or his degree. Even attending an Ivy League school won't guarantee a high return on investment, according to a new report from the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.

Educause Top 10 IT Issues: Digital Transformation Accelerated

The top IT issues for 2022 reflect two years of upheaval and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, but also the positive aspects of digital transformation.

Contrary to Popular Belief, College Students Do Care About Their Data

The idea that college students don't care about the privacy of their data may be a myth. These digital natives are increasingly aware of the importance of data privacy, especially when it involves the protection of information about their academic or professional prospects, according to a new report from the Future of Privacy Forum.

Traditional PC Market Up Worldwide While Shortages Lead to Decline in the U.S.

Globally, traditional PCs are continuing to see growth despite bottlenecks in the supply chain. However, according to a new report from market research firm IDC, in the United States, traditional PCs saw their first quarterly decline since the beginning of the pandemic.

Colleges Spending Record Amounts to Woo Students

Even as enrollment has declined in higher education, colleges and universities are spending record amounts to persuade students to apply, according to an article recently published in The Hechinger Report.