Virtual coaching pilot got National U. students back on track
A recent pilot project spurred hundreds of at-risk students to connect with virtual coaches.
How schools and students can narrow the homework gap via private networks
The expanded availability of Citizens Broadband Radio Service and new federal broadband funds bring new options for schools to go ‘beyond hotspots.’
Common App to remove some university application questions
"We've been trying to find more ways to introduce some joy in the process," said the CEO of the application platform that's accepted by hundreds of institutions.
Making access to higher education more equitable and productive
The pandemic exposed the hidden depth of the digital divide faced by many college students, raising complicated questions for college and university officials.
CSU system giving iPads to 35,000 students
A partnership with Apple is hoped to improve students' academic performance and support the university's goal of boosting graduation rates.
McGraw Hill says digital growth outpaced print losses in pandemic year
McGraw Hill's annual earnings report showed a major bump in digital sales, as the company's long-term strategy becomes less reliant on print textbooks.
Ellucian, McGraw Hill acquired in private-equity deals
Ellucian and McGraw Hill both announced changes in ownership this week. McGraw Hill was sold for $4.5 billion, but the Ellucian sale's terms were not announced.
California's new budget includes $115 million for open educational resources
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's May revised budget includes investments in zero-textbook degrees and open educational resources, along with other major spending for higher education IT.
New Google program offers digital skills to formerly incarcerated adults
The search giant developed a bank of online resources for nonprofits working with people recently released from prison.
Online learning remains high priority for higher ed, Educause report finds
Colleges and universities are increasing their use of hybrid and blended learning models, but students still prefer face-to-face learning.