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Overall postsecondary enrollment numbers are decreasing, and online education is eating into what's left   Online courses continue to become more popular in the United States, and with good reason. In 2016-17, overall postsecondary enrollment dropped by almost half a percent, while the number of students who took at least some of their courses online grew by 5.7%. Over the last 15 years alone, online enrollment has quadrupled!   However, a report from...

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Campuses have spent years transforming their operations from analog to digital, department by department. Financial records are all electronic. Just about every course, online or in-person, now uses learning-management systems. Keycard systems count entry into dorms, gyms, and libraries. But until recently all that digitization stayed siloed. That is changing, as colleges work to connect the dots, by creating data warehouses that draw on activity across systems, sometimes in real-time....

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Technology in education is a powerful movement that is sweeping through schools nationwide. After all, today's students have grown up with digital technology and expect it to be part of their learning experience. But how much of a role should it play in education? Proponents point out that educational technology offers the potential to engage students in more active learning. It can facilitate group collaboration and provide instant access to up-to-date resources....

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Four in 10 colleges are seeing drops in applications from international students amid pervasive concerns that the political climate might keep them away. Nearly 40% of U.S. colleges are seeing a precipitous decline in applications from international students, and international student recruitment professionals report “a great deal of concern” from students and their families about visas and perceptions of a less welcoming climate in the U.S., according to a survey conducted in...

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Since 2017, several universities are making efforts to accept self-reported SAT and ACT test scores during the application process and only require official reports when a student actually enrolls. The individuals pushing for this change have included Gabrielle McColgan, James Murphy, Marie Bigham, and many other contributors. Institutions, like Colby College, have been allowing students to self-report scores since last year, and it works like this: when you fill out your application,...

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