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06/15/2021
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Iowa community college to resume online classes after ransomware attack

Des Moines Area Community College confirmed to EdScoop that a ransomware attack led them to temporarily cancel classes. The breach has caused class cancellations and disruptions since June 3, the school said, and in-person classes resumed last week. Online-only classes are scheduled to resume today after the restoration of "priority" networks on Monday. The college is the latest in a string of ransomware and cyberattacks against higher education in recent years. Emily Bamforth has the details.


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Five ways higher ed is boosting student success

From AI platforms and chatbots trying to offer assistance on admissions and financial aid to single sign-on platforms designed to pour the entirety of a campus’ resources into a mobile app, here are a few of the busiest trends in the student-success industry right now. Benjamin Freed has the list.


Predictive analytics are only as useful as the university culture around them

Data analytics are a key tool for higher education institutions seeking to bolster student success, but don't expect a silver bullet, experts said. Ryan Johnston has more.


Tech-Enabled Student Success — An EdScoop Special Report

As universities return to some sense of normalcy after the disruption of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, technology is playing an increasingly large role in student success efforts. Higher education finds itself as a challenging time — enrollment rates are dropping and some students are struggling with online learning. In addition, universities need to define what success really means for students. In this collection, EdScoop dives in to predictive analytics, tech's role in making credit transfers and more. See the report.


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