Nationwide, the average graduation rate for black students at 676 traditional public and private nonprofit institutions is 45 percent — 19 points lower than the 65 percent graduation rate for white students.
The latest report from New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and civic enterprise based in Washington, D.C., has identified five guiding practices to ethically use predictive analytics in higher ed.
Georgia State University partnered with AdmitHub, a Boston-based ed tech startup, to test out text-based intervention to help reduce "summer melt," or the dropout of students who accept admission but do not show up for fall enrollment. GSU launched "Pounce,” the first virtual assistant in the United States to use the company’s conversational AI technology.
A new research initiative from McGraw-Hill Education and Colorado State University is exploring the use of learning analytics to boost retention.
Consulting and research firm Adventures released its 2017 Higher Education Technology Landscape Report, which provides ongoing analysis of the technology market to support higher education decision-makers tasked with choosing products from hundreds of vendors.
eXplorance, a company that assists organizations in developing a culture of improvement, has formed an alliance partnership with Canvas from Instructure to integrate two learning experience management (LEM) solutions into the latter’s LMS.
An organization using data to understand how to improve the economic opportunities for low-income people has developed a set of "mobility report cards" to rank universities and colleges by how well their students "climb the income ladder."
In an effort to expand the scope of its online graduate programs and offer "transformative educational opportunities for working adults and non-traditional students," George Mason University has signed a 10-year agreement with knowledge and learning services provider John Wiley and Sons.
An "inclusive access" program at a community college was recently recognized by the Online Learning Consortium.
An organization at Penn State that brings the campus community together with industry for development of education technology is teaming up with IBM to challenge students, faculty and staff to use the company's artificial intelligence platform, Watson, to improve the student experience at the university.