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Adults with No College Experience Far Less Likely to Want More Education

Among adult learners, people with no college experience at all are far less likely to want to return to school — even if time or money were no object, according to a survey from higher ed research firm Eduventures.

Survey: Cybersecurity 'Most Daunting' Challenge

Worldwide health concerns aside, cybersecurity is the "most daunting challenge," according to a survey of engineers around the globe.

Cybersecurity Reports See Rise in Education Risks, Highlight Mobile

Two cybersecurity reports that highlight mobile device risks — one from Verizon and the other from NetScout Systems — have also touched on education in their findings.

Mobile Learning Can Promote Student Creativity When Done Right

How can you push students to become more creative? It's not necessarily something that can be taught explicitly; however, it can become an implicit element in the activities you have students do. That was the topic for two University of Missouri researchers who concluded that mobile technology can enhance student learning and creativity if it's used appropriately.

15 Trends Shaping the Future of Higher Education

The Educause 2020 Horizon Report has identified 15 social, technological, higher education and political trends that are influencing teaching and learning in higher ed today — and will have a lasting impact on tomorrow.



Personal Computing Device Market in Temporary Decline Due to Coronavirus

All categories of computing devices, including tablets, desktops, workstations, laptops and smartphones, will be impacted in 2020 by COVID-19 and its hit on the supply chain and global economies.

New Tool Assesses Impact of Education Policies on Degree Completion

Every state wants to boost the number of college graduates it has. Now, education and arts consultancy Ithaka S+R has produced a new forecasting tool to help people understand what impact changes in state education policy could have on degree attainment rates.

Report: Automatic Textbook Billing Better Deal for Publishers than Students

Is automatic textbook billing a good deal? Not for the students, according to a new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, an advocate for the public interest in education.

AI Tech to Drive Privacy Compliance

Within the next three years, artificial intelligence will power 40 percent of privacy compliance technologies. That’s up from 5 percent now, according to market research firm Gartner.

Top Cyber Security Threats: Insiders, Hackers, Foreign Governments

A new survey from IT management software provider SolarWinds has outlined the top security threats for public sector organizations.