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Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning

From The Hechinger Report: “When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March 2020, the research unit inside the U.S. Department of Education, called the Institute… Read More

A-level grade inflation ‘could destabilise admissions again’

From Times Higher Education: “Admissions officers have warned that the likely grade inflation from allowing A-level results to be determined through teacher assessment could destabilise… Read More

Amazon donating $15M to Code.org to create AP computer science course with inclusive focus

From GeekWire: “Amazon is making a $15 million donation to Code.org to help the Seattle nonprofit launch a new Advanced Placement computer science programming course… Read More

Report: Majority of students still think online courses should cost less

From Campus Technology: “In a recent survey from Barnes & Noble Education, the vast majority of college students (94 percent) said they think schools should… Read More

The Covid effect: Most colleges will keep test-optional policies for good

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Most colleges that temporarily suspended their ACT and SAT requirements during the pandemic do not plan to reinstate them…. Read More

More states turn to public-college mergers, but easy fixes may remain elusive

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “With a single paragraph, the governor of New Hampshire announced his intention to combine the state’s 13 four- and… Read More

UK university students wasted £1bn in a year on empty accommodation

From The Guardian: “University students have wasted nearly £1bn on empty rooms in flat shares and halls of residence that they have been unable to… Read More

Writing lecture notes by hand ‘creates deeper understanding’

From Times Higher Education: “ … 101 master’s students on an informatics course at the University of Oslo were asked to write all lecture notes… Read More

2U, Guild tap deeper into adult education market

From Inside Higher Ed: “Employees at companies such as Walmart, Chipotle and Lowe’s may soon have access to discounted online degrees through a new partnership… Read More

International student strategies must change, says ACE

From University World News: “The report, Toward Greater Inclusion and Success: A new compact for international students, was released on 12 February by the American… Read More

Online learning era neglects blind students’ needs

From Inside Higher Ed: “A year after many campuses transitioned to remote instruction, blind students continue to encounter barriers that undermine their learning. … Many… Read More

The dark side of online exam proctoring

From Observatory of Educational Innovation: “Remote exams have proven to be an invaluable resource for maintaining educational institutions’ ability to conduct assessments in times of… Read More

Cheating on the rise in UK universities during Covid, say researchers

From The Guardian: “UK researchers are warning of an alarming rise in cheating in universities since the Covid pandemic hit, after detecting a tripling of… Read More

The surveilled student

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The pandemic has prompted many colleges to quickly roll out surveillance tools that could help limit the spread of… Read More

Students lost to Brexit

From Inside Higher Ed: “Modeling kept under wraps by the British government for nearly two years estimates that Brexit could cost the nation’s universities nearly… Read More

Covid-19 reversed an enrollment trend

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “For years, Latina/o students have been the fastest-growing segment of undergraduates, and in the fall of 2019, they were… Read More

Credential count approaches 1 Million

From Inside Higher Ed: “The nonprofit Credential Engine has identified 967,734 unique credentials on offer in the U.S. as part of an ongoing effort to… Read More

Transfer today isn’t linear. Solutions must recognize that

From Inside Higher Ed: “ … a study on student mobility by the National Student Clearinghouse found that almost 38 percent of students who start… Read More

The crisis of unemployed college graduates

From The Wall Street Journal: “But despite the prospect of pandemic relief, there is another crisis facing higher education: Millions of students are set to… Read More

A career-aligned major isn’t enough

From Inside Higher Ed: “Instead of looking for a program that screams relevance, students need undergraduate programs that are demanding in terms of writing, critical… Read More

Times Higher Education’s Digital Teaching Survey results

“Universities’ wariness of online instruction was suddenly swept aside last year by Covid-19. But how successful has the overnight digital transition been? Is it sustainable?… Read More

Quizlet and TikTok partner on new integration enabling creators to build engaging, informative learning videos

From PR Newswire: “Quizlet, the global learning platform known for its AI-powered study tools, today announced an integration with TikTok, the short-form video app with… Read More

More colleges are partnering with boot camps to tap demand for short-term programs

From Higher Ed Dive: “Coding boot camps have long been viewed as the antithesis of traditional higher education. They focus more heavily on technical training…. Read More

Australian universities in ‘deep trouble’ as borders stay closed

From Times Higher Education: “Australian universities may never recover their pre-pandemic market share of international student recruitment, a leading scholar has claimed, after the prospect… Read More

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