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Rice invests $150M in strategic research initiatives

Rice University is preparing to invest over $150 million in strategic initiatives aimed at increasing its research competitiveness, establishing a world-renowned program in data sciences and bolstering its position as…

Prof: This tech is a canary in the student outcomes coalmine

A recent Iowa State University study has found instructors may be able to better assess how a student performs in class through the use of digital textbook analytics. Reynol Junco, an…

Partnership will focus on embodied learning scenarios

SMALLab Learning is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Entertainment Technology Center on innovative projects with local Pittsburgh schools. Over the course of the coming year, CMU students will work…

Big Data has a degree problem

Increasing by more than 300 percent since the 1990s, the number of undergraduates in statistics degree programs is the fastest growing program in the U.S. But the growth may not…

What makes college worth it?

Only 50 percent of 60,000 college alumni participating in a national survey said they "strongly agree" their university education was worth the cost. This 50 percent figure varies only slightly when…

New data gives pause on defining today’s typical student

Should higher education rethink what makes a “traditional” student today? New data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on students applying for financial aid highlight the ever-increasing need…

At U-Michigan, mixing supercomputers and big data

A new way of computing could lead to immediate advances in aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research. The National Science Foundation will provide $2.42 million to develop a…

AIR partners with UVA-backed education accelerator

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) will partner with the Jefferson Education Accelerator (JEA) under an agreement making it a preferred research and evaluation outlet for the newly-launched education technology…

Is higher education heading toward a smart city future?

According to researchers around the world, there is increasing momentum from some of the world’s most innovative universities to align curriculum, research and overall mission to city development that specifically…

What learners do during MOOCs–and why it matters

As MOOCs continue to cement themselves as an important part of the higher education landscape, new qualitative research is taking a look at the experiences and practices of students who…

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