Tags edtech

Ellucian, McGraw Hill acquired in private-equity deals

by Emily Bamforth • 1 day ago

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.

Technology aids university transfer students, but human connection is key

by Emily Bamforth • 3 days ago

Universities and colleges are getting better organized with credit transfers, but technology can't replace face-to-face orientations, leaders said.

Universities review peer note-taking as assistive technology options multiply

by Emily Bamforth • 3 days ago

A pandemic-era influx of distance-learning technology is affording new opportunities to students who want more options for notes and other course materials.

How Syracuse U. is adapting tech to post-pandemic travel

by Emily Bamforth • 3 weeks ago

Syracuse University had students register travel for spring semester through updated software, and one university leader said flexibility in approaching college travel will be key moving forward.

AI is growing in higher education, but it isn't automating everything

by Emily Bamforth • 3 weeks ago

Tedious workflows and repetitive tasks are being automated at colleges and universities, leaving staff more time for authentic interactions with students.

Virtual campus tours are catching on in higher education

by Emily Bamforth • 3 weeks ago

Demand for virtual tours boomed during the pandemic, but as students return to campus, administrators find the technology's become an expected feature.

West Texas A&M president films 3,000 personalized welcome videos for students

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

West Texas A&M President Walter Wendler said he may be "perpetually hoarse" after filming short videos for every student admitted for the fall 2021 semester.

Flexibility key for universities' hybrid learning, researchers say

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

To best engage students in the age of remote learning, university pedagogy researchers said it's important to offer options.

Anthology adds predictive tool to support university financial decisions

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

A new tool can help higher education institutions understand how changes in tuition rates or course offerings might affect their bottom lines.