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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • U North Carolina at Charlotte Program Targets Transfer Student Retention

    Transfer students don't always get the unique attention they need to succeed at their new institutions. They often feel isolated, display a false sense of security, and (wrongly) consider themselves expert at the higher ed system, resulting in frequent problems with registration, new student programs, academic advising, financial aid, housing, and career services.

  • Higher Ed Sees Dramatic Ramp-Up of Unified Communications Plans

    Two-thirds of institutions of higher education institutions--66 percent--have prepared a business case or strategic plan for implementing unified communications (UC), citing reduced operating costs and distance learning as the top benefits. That's up from 41 percent in 2009, according to new research released this week.

  • The Future of E-Learning Is More Growth

    By virtually every measure, electronic learning is experiencing unprecedented growth and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. A new analysis and forecast released this month by research firm Ambient Insight bolstered previous research in this area, showing that electronic learning, by dollar volume, reached $27.1 billion in 2009 and predicting this figure will nearly double that by 2014, with academic institutions leading the way.