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Our Chance to Break from Convention

To produce more graduates in tech fields, colleges must change how they think about educational delivery and the faculty role.

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Let’s Play a Game: College STEM Meets Gamification

Badges, leaderboards and other game elements are familiar in K-12 classrooms, but more university courses are embracing learning through gaming.

Shai Reshef

Affirmation, and Financial Boost, for University of the People

The $3.8 million Yidan Prize awarded to the founder of the free, online university will fund AI tools to help advisers assist students and a new general studies program.

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Biden Administration to Take Another Swing at Accreditation Rules

Negotiations next spring will address state authorization and the definition of distance education but won’t consider use of third-party servicers.

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U.S. Lags in AI Use Among Students, Surveys Find

Students across the globe weighed in on their AI usage, with the U.S. lagging behind. 

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Online Enrollments Spike at Community Colleges

Federal data suggest larger shares of students at two-year colleges are enrolling online. Higher ed experts say the trend calls for more online supports.

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In Class, Some Colleges Overlook Technology’s Dark Side

Safety and ethics appear to be elective or nonexistent, rather than fundamental parts of studies, in many computing programs, students at a global forum reported.