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This week’s Wake-Up Call, if and when you have time to read it, reflects on how ready high school students are to embrace online learning. Online learning, historically a domain of adult learners and graduate education, is suddenly ubiquitous across all corners of higher education.read more
The title of the latest Changing Landscape of Online Learning (CHLOE) report, CHLOE 4: Navigating the Mainstream, available for free download today but written pre-crisis, seems both prescient and a giant understatement.read more
We know our Wake-Up Call readers, and individuals and organizations worldwide, have been monitoring developments on COVID-19. We continue to monitor information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to better serve our students and institutions in times of need.read more
Following changes in the higher education technology market means more than tracking the relative market share of different vendors. At a deeper level, technology trends can also reveal which solutions will disrupt institutional models or produce better outcomes.read more
What can college and university leaders learn from the world of library management solutions? More than you might think.
All institutional leaders struggle with choosing the right technology to help their teams perform their tasks.read more
On the threshold of a new decade, and in this election year, we are proud to unveil another timely and thought-provoking lineup of topics and speakers this June at Eduventures Summit 2020. From outside of higher education, our keynote speakers include Bryan Stevenson, feted civil rights lawyer, José Andrés, top chef and humanitarian, and two of America’s greatest living historians: Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham.read more
When we think of transfer students, we often think about the cost-sensitive community college student looking to finish at a four-year school. There is, however, another group of transfer students institutions should pay attention to, particularly if they are concerned about retention: Reverse transfer students. Those who start at a four-year college and transfer to a two-year school.read more
Last week, Eduventures published its most recent study of prospective adult learners, the 2020 Adult Prospect Research Report™. While it confirms that demand for affordability and flexibility remain high, it also identifies some new patterns regarding how prospective adult learners make decisions about their educations, which we’ve identified as postsecondary capital.read more
“America is facing a workforce crisis with implications for economic competitiveness and national defense,” according to STEMconnector’s recent report covering the tech skills gap. “Some estimate up to 2.4 million STEM jobs go unfilled.” While traditional colleges and...read more
Question: How will employers fill the growing vacancies for jobs requiring middle-skills – those needing at least a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree, accounting for about 24% of the U.S. workforce?Answer: Not through LinkedIn.For Frank Britt, CEO...read more