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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.

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.

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."