Welcome to part three of Eduventures’ Year in Review for 2018! In part one, Chief Research Officer, Richard Garrett, reviewed his higher ed predictions for 2018. In part two, our Analysts shared what they learned in higher ed this year. This week, we reveal our Top 5 Wake-Up Calls of the year!


Dear Readers,

For our final Wake-Up Call of 2018, we reflect on what you, our readers, have signaled are the most important topics of the past year. The themes of our top five most-read Wake-Up Calls range widely—from questions about the evolving online program management (OPM) market, to getting ahead of the recruitment curve for all kinds of students.

We are pleased to see topics from both newly-introduced studies like the Student Sentiment Survey and our tried-and-true Program Assessment and Technology Landscape research on the list.

Below are the most popular posts from 2018 . We hope you will enjoy them for a second time, or catch up on those you missed.

Above all, we sincerely thank you for your readership. We wish you a happy and safe holiday break and look forward to providing you a fresh window in Eduventures research in 2019. Please look for our annual Higher Education Predictions post on January 8th to kick off the new year!

 

From,

Cara Quackenbush

Eduventures VP of Research at ACT | NRCCUA

 

 

The Top 5 Wake-Up Calls of 2018

1. The OPM is dead. Long live the OPM.

Howard Lurie examines the recent changes in online program management solutions.

2. How to Answer the Value Question: Five EdTech Vendors to Watch

James Wiley takes a first-quarter look into the EdTech vendors making noise in 2018.

3. Are Certificates Really Booming?

As alternatives to four-year degrees continue to appear, Richard Garrett asks if certificates are truly on the rise.

4. Admit Me Right Meow: 5 Memorable Recruitment Strategies

Looking for fresh and effective ways to reach your prospective students? Johanna Trovato has your answer!

5. Stop the (Application) Madness!

Kim Reid explores the consequences of ever-rising application volumes and what can be done about it.

Happy Holidays

Thank you to our readers and new Wake-Up Call subscribers for your support this year and every year. ACT | NRCCUA wishes you a happy holiday season!

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