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3 Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning

The landscape of higher education has been transformed by COVID-19, and that impact is a major factor in the 2021 Educause Horizon Report. Here are three key technology trends to watch as the lasting effects of the pandemic play out.

1 in 5 IT Security Pros Admit Their Work Devices Have Been Used by Other Members of Their Household

In a recent survey, 60 percent of IT security practitioners agreed that remote work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic have created data security issues within their organizations.

Transfer Enrollment Decline Nearly 4 Times Larger than Last Year

A first look of the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has found that overall transfer enrollment is down 7.9 percent this spring, a fall almost four times larger than last spring, when the decline was 2.1 percent.

Study: Gamification Techniques Can Improve Online Teaching

A new study out of MIT's Sloan School of Management explores the use of ideas and tools from the gaming community to improve online teaching and student learning outcomes.

Students Complain: Too Much (Busy) Work in Online Classes

Almost three in five students (59 percent) in a recent Wiley survey complained that they are doing more assignments online than they ever did in their in-person classes, and nearly as many (55 percent) protested that much of it felt like "busy work."



Report: Plagiarism Rates Changed When Instruction Moved Online

Plagiarism among students in high school and college jumped by 10 percentage points after the pandemic, when classes went online — an increase in the average rate of copying in student work from 35 percent to 45 percent, according to an analysis undertaken by Copyleaks.

Moody's: Cyberattacks Could Dent Higher Ed Credit Rating

Cyberattacks could affect the financial standing of higher education as a business segment, according to a recent briefing by Moody's Investors Services.

15 Mistakes Instructors Have Made Teaching with Technology in the Pandemic

There's a lot that faculty have done right teaching with technology during the COVID-19 pandemic — but there have also been times when technology use has been subpar.

4 Ways Institutions Can Meet Students' Connectivity and Technology Needs

Many students have struggled with reliable internet access during the pandemic, according to a new report from Educause.

Nearly Half of Faculty Say Pandemic Changes to Teaching Are Here to Stay

In a recent survey, the majority of faculty (71 percent) reported that their teaching in Fall 2020 was "very different" or included a "number of changes" compared to pre-pandemic times. And almost half (47 percent) felt those changes would remain in place post-pandemic.