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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."

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.

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.

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.

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.



Moody's Upgrades Financial Outlook for Higher Ed

The financial outlook for higher education isn't as grim as once believed. Investor analysis firm Moody's recently updated its outlook for the sector from "negative" to "stable."

CC Students Unaware of School Support Options

Even as many community college students juggle classes, work and family support with the additional challenges posed by the pandemic, most aren't aware of the help their colleges might offer, according to a recent survey undertaken by the Center for Community College Student Engagement.

Success of Videoconferencing Could Keep a Lot of Ed Work Remote

Two-thirds of people in education expect to see a continuation of remote work post-pandemic. Sixty-five percent of respondents in education agreed that due to the success of remote collaboration, facilitated by videoconferencing, their organizations are considering a flexible remote working model, according to a survey from Zoom.

5 Ways to Marry Higher Ed to Work

As colleges reinvent themselves for post-pandemic learning, they need to collaborate more closely with industry. That's the bottom line from a new report issued by Presidents Forum, a national nonprofit network made up of leaders from 17 institutions of higher education.

Analysis: Traditional Transfer Students in the Minority

Traditional transfer students, those who attend community college or some other starter school, then move to a public institution to get their bachelor degrees, make up 19 percent — just a fifth — of all transfer students, according to research by Eduventures.