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US universities accused of ‘magical thinking’ on reopening plans

From Times Higher Education: “Institutions have been forced to dial back plans to resume in-person teaching and to cut tuition fees as the US hits… Read More

Universal broadband: The time has come

From Inside Higher Ed: “As billions of people around the world, and hundreds of millions in the U.S., have been restricted from public places, businesses,… Read More

What not to do when putting your classes online

From Evolllution: “As part of the effort to ensure social distancing during the pandemic, universities sent students home en masse to learn online. However, it… Read More

EU students lose home status and loan access in England from 2021

From Times Higher Education: “Students from the European Union will no longer be eligible for home fee status and student loans in England from the… Read More

Report: GenZ open to nontraditional education

From Inside Higher Ed: “Students in Generation Z believe that higher education is important, but many are interested in taking alternative routes to the traditional… Read More

Massive study of online teaching ends with surprising — and ‘deflating’ — result

From EdSurge: “[A study published last week] was meant to show that small behavioral interventions, like asking students in a pre-course survey to describe when… Read More

Online students want to “feel pride in their institution”

According to “Online College Students 2020: A Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” — a joint project of Wiley Education Services and Aslanian Market Research,… Read More

eSports in times of pandemic

From Observatory of Educational Innovation: “In the last five years or so, eSports have had explosive growth and have become anchor sports through which colleges… Read More

Harvard goes test optional

From Inside Higher Ed: “Harvard University announced Monday night that it is going test optional in admissions for one year because of the difficulties students face… Read More

Public research universities’ OK year on admissions

From Inside Higher Ed: “The picture that is emerging is not one that was predicted just a month or so ago. Survey after survey found that high… Read More

The value of face to face instruction for STEM subjects

From Evolllution: According to Kevin Drumm, President of SUNY Broome Community College, “We had a lot of lab work online, which has its advantages and… Read More

The rush for online education raises the question: what is the point of a campus experience?

“At the most elite institutions, college can basically be a finishing school” From Market Watch: “Part of what students are paying for is ‘access to… Read More

UC regents unanimously vote to restore affirmative action

From Los Angeles Times: “More than two decades after affirmative action was outlawed at public campuses, University of California regents unanimously supported the repeal of… Read More

The Pandemic & Higher Education: Old Problems, New Opportunities

From Forbes: “Long-entrenched views of the purpose of higher education will make many educators and administrators hesitant to see their vocation in a new light…. Read More

68% of parents are worried about paying for college amid Covid-19

From CNBC: ”With more Americans under financial strain due to the coronavirus, parents of college-bound students face a harsh reality. Nearly 70% of families are… Read More

University students face living in ‘bubble’ with coursemates and virtual freshers’ week

From Evening Standard: “Students may have to live in a ‘bubble’ with people on their course when campuses in the United Kingdom reopen in the… Read More

US Students are Being Asked to Work Remotely but 22% of Homes Don’t Have Internet

From The Guardian: “Poor families and people of color are particularly affected – only 56% of households making less than $20,000 have home broadband, and black and… Read More

More students say university is not a good value for money

From BBC News: “More students think they are not getting good value for money from university, suggests an annual survey. It found 31% of students… Read More

Momentum for “micro-credentials” builds as workers seek new skills

From Public News Service: “Now the toll being taken on the economy by the coronavirus pandemic is giving microcredentials a huge burst of momentum. A… Read More

Texas A&M University System Creates Scholarship Fund

From Inside Higher Ed: “The Texas A&M University system Board of Regents will create a $100 million scholarship fund to address diversity issues and assist… Read More

UK Universities favour blended learning model for the new academic year

From Times Higher Education: UK universities are planning to deliver blended teaching models from the autumn in a bid to maintain the “full student experience”… Read More

Who is reaching out to train middle-skill workers?

From Working Nation: Middle-skill jobs make up more than half of the U.S. labor market, and roles requiring more than a high school diploma but… Read More

Transform K-12 to K-14 to help address inequalities within higher education

From the Hechinger Report: Anthony Carnevale argues that “making 14 the new 12” will help address some of the inequalities in education. He says that… Read More

Learning from your idols?

From EdSurge: MasterClass, a San Francisco-based startup that offers live and pre-recorded lessons from celebrity experts about their craft has just raised $100 million in… Read More

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