Tag: Universities

What do new projections of high school graduates mean for colleges and universities?

New projections released today showing more students graduating from high school than had been previously expected are good news for higher education, where traditional-aged 18- to 24-year-old students make or break budgets for many colleges and universities.

But they don’t change the outlook for a sector that has for decades relied on a steadily growing pipeline of students. Higher education will soon face shrinking cohorts of traditional-aged students, whose enrollment has long been key to making budgets balance. The sector may not be able to kick the can down the road and avoid fixing its creaky business model much longer.

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New Tech Take Up Helped Colleges and Universities Survive 2020

TRUMBULL, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 20, 2021–

New data from Questionmark, the online assessment provider, shows that many global education institutions were able to keep crucial exams going in the face of Covid-19 by embracing innovation.

The use of Questionmark’s enterprise-grade assessment platform, which delivers secure online tests, rose by almost a third (31{c4cf6ba696bcdcdf86b604b720875a2a98cda9c220bbcc2ba24070e6e282b06f}) in 2020. Proctoring services, which guard against cheating, soared by 115{c4cf6ba696bcdcdf86b604b720875a2a98cda9c220bbcc2ba24070e6e282b06f}.

Social distancing measures made it almost impossible to bring candidates into exam halls and test centers in 2020. Education institutions moved quickly to bring exams online.

Lars Pedersen, CEO of Questionmark, said: “Learning institutions must

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How universities are using technology in their COVID precautions

Across the nation, higher-ed leaders are grappling with the question of how they will ensure a continued safe on-campus environment for students, faculty, and staff in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact tracing and location technologies play a large part in universities’ ability to monitor adherence to safety protocols such as social distancing and track potential COVID cases.

Fall marked an uncertain time for colleges and universities—and while some made it through face-to-face and hybrid semesters, others were forced to abruptly return to virtual learning following pockets of COVID-19 outbreaks. With winter break imminent, university officials know their handling

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Southern Company Awards Grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Technology

ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Company announced today it is awarding grants to support technology for 21 historically black colleges and universities across several states, through its charitable foundation.

This commitment is part of Southern Company’s overall $50 million HBCU initiative, announced in January 2020, to provide students attending these institutions with scholarships, internships, leadership development and access to technology and innovation to support career readiness. This round of grants will help address challenges created by the pandemic by funding technology tools, infrastructure support, professional development and IT services to select undergraduate HBCUs within the Southern

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Siouxland, Iowa colleges and universities receive nearly $4.4M for internet, technology | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – More than 40 Iowa colleges and universities have been awarded nearly $4.4 million to increase internet connectivity for students in the 2020-21 school year.

More than $26 million comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds
and the Iowa Department of Education, as part of the federal CARES act. Colleges and universities, including some in Siouxland, will be able to use the money to make sure students have access to the necessary technology for online and remote learning for the school year.

“Expanding virtual education delivery methods and ensuring students have the technology needed

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