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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.

Report: Degree Holders Don't Necessarily Earn Higher Incomes

People who complete a higher level of education don't always earn more than those who lack a four-year degree, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Report: Most Learners Have Found They Like Online Learning

A new survey from Wiley Education Services has found that online learning "gained traction" in the pandemic.

AR, VR Leading Growth in Emerging Devices

The augmented and virtual reality market will grow to more than eight times its current size over the next five years, making it the fastest-growing category among emerging devices, which include wearables and smart home devices.

U.S. Ed Tech Spending to Reach $27.6 Billion in 2021

This year, spending on education technology in the United States will amount to $27.6 billion, according to a new report.