Will Biden’s $100 billion broadband plan solve rural student college access?

Will Biden’s $100 billion broadband plan solve rural student college access? Reported by Vox, included in President Biden’s 2 trillion dollar American Jobs infrastructure proposal includes $100 billion designed to provide all Americans with affordable high-speed internet access. The takeaway? With 30 million Americans currently without access to any broadband, let alone affordable broadband, the […]

Making sure Course Hero doesn’t become college’s villain?

How can we make sure Course Hero doesn’t become college’s villain? Reported by Inside Higher Ed, Embry-Riddle University created a search engine to help their professors identify proprietary course materials uploaded to Course Hero, including homework assignments, quizzes, and tests, by students to help other students study. So far, this search engine has found 237,293 […]

College endowment returns underperformed last year, too

College endowment returns underperformed last year, too, returning only 1.8% year-over-year. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, while enrollment revenue suffered significantly across higher ed this past academic year, most college endowments also didn’t benefit from the tech stock market rally from last year, since higher ed endowments are more broadly invested in bonds and other […]

Has online proctoring kept up with this past year’s leap in online education?

Has online proctoring kept up with this past year’s leap in online education? Reported by EdSurge, students used to having built-in proctors with their in-person classes are now experiencing new opportunities and temptations to cheat they may never have had before. And professors are seeing cheating skyrocketing as a result, with a majority of students […]