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Few Colleges Publicly Posting Fall Plans

According to a recent survey by education technology company Cengage, nearly nine in 10 colleges and universities (86 percent) haven't yet announced plans for the fall semester.

Report: Blockchain 'Holds Promise' for Ed

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Education has found that the use of blockchain "holds promise to create more efficient, durable connections between education and work."

Pre-Pandemic, Higher Ed Enrollment Decline Showed Signs of Slowing

According to the researchers who monitor college and university enrollment term-by-term, the continued enrollment decline has shown signs of slowing. Of course, that was pre-pandemic, as the latest enrollment report from the National Student Clearinghouse noted on its front page.

HS Seniors Share Concerns in Survey About College Plans

Nearly half of high school seniors (45 percent) in a recently Encoura Eduventures survey are at least moderately concerned that COVID-19 will force them to change their college choices, and eight in 10 (81 percent) have some concerns that COVID-19 might delay their enrollment.

Report: 5 Enrollment Scenarios for Fall 2020

Higher education research firm Eduventures has offered its perspective on the upbeat and disheartening enrollment scenarios possible for fall 2020.



Most College Students Expect to Head Back to School in the Fall

College students are now feeling much more enthusiastic about the prospect of returning to school in the fall.

11 Considerations for Resuming In-Person Instruction in the COVID-19 Era

A new set of guidelines from the American College Health Association has provided a run-down of key considerations for safely reopening institutions of higher education as the COVID-19 pandemic slows.

International Students of the Future Will Demand Mix of Online and Offline Education

A new report has identified five areas where colleges and universities will have to develop strength in order to woo future generations of international students: social engineering, sustainability, mindfulness, savvy use of technology and the ability to deliver a "transnational" education.

Lowered Expectations, Dropped Assignments Dominated Switch to Online Courses

Nearly half of faculty in a recent survey said they lowered their expectations about the amount of work they could expect from their students after the switch to online learning in response to school closures caused by COVID-19.

Three-Quarters of College Students Call Online Classes 'Unengaging,' Miss Campus Interactions

In an April survey done by education technology vendor Top Hat, a quarter of college students said they're undecided about whether or not to continue their education in the fall.

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