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Coursera Survey: Student and Employer Demand for Microcredentials Is High

According to a global survey from Coursera, employers and students alike see value in microcredentials that document job-relevant skills and experience.

Robotics Education Lagging Behind Demand, Surveys Find

Swiss-based automation technology company ABB announced recently that robotics and automation training are lagging behind increased global demand, according to two surveys it conducted this year on supply chain and education.

Report: Overreliance on Aggregrated Student Data Contributes to Equity Barriers

When institutions rely on aggregated data to develop practices and policies for all "underrepresented" or "disadvantaged" students, equity suffers, according to a new report from Every Learner Everywhere (ELE).

Hybrid, Whatever that Means, Will Dominate the Future of Online Learning

In a recent survey, nearly all higher education chief online officers expected online learning of some kind to be a part of the typical student experience within the next three years. While survey respondents did not necessarily agree on how much online would become the norm, it's clear that hybrid models are favored to dominate instruction by 2025.

Digital Transformation for the New 'Now' in Higher Ed

As colleges and universities pursue their digital transformation journeys, budget restrictions, lack of buy-in and other roadblocks often stand in the way of strategic goals. Here, we take the pulse of institutions' Dx efforts, where resources are being spent, top challenges and more.



Survey: Third-Party Risks to Networks, Data Remains an Unmet Challenge

IT practitioners in the education sector report that vendors' access to and handling of sensitive data is often unmonitored.

Faculty Survey Breaks Down the Role of the Library in Higher Ed

A new report from Ithaka S+R explores the multi-faceted role of the library in higher education. The research and consulting firm's US Faculty Survey polled 7,615 faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the country about topics such as the value of the library, instructional support, equitable and holistic teaching practices, and more.

6 Technologies and Practices Impacting the Future of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed

The time is ripe for higher education leaders to plan for data and analytics technology solutions and practices that will position their institutions for success, according to a new report from Educause.

3 Tech Challenges Impeding the Use of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed

Educause has released the inaugural Data and Analytics Edition of its Horizon Report, expanding the annual analysis of the trends, technologies and practices impacting higher education into "an emerging area of practice that is driving institutional decision-making and strategic planning for the future."

Nearly Half of Students Want Hybrid Classes, While Majority of Faculty Still Prefer Face-to-Face

Flexibility remains a key priority for students pursuing higher education, according to a new "College 2030" report from Barnes & Noble College Insights, the research arm of Barnes & Noble Education.