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January 24th, 2022

What do post-pandemic trends means for higher education?

By Kelly Kliner, Higher Education Consultant, Qless
It is critically important for higher-ed leaders to examine post-pandemic trends in higher education and predict what this means for the future of higher ed It’s fair to say the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted society, from how we live day-to-day to how we work, travel, socialize, and more. Certainly the pandemic has changed education at all levels, with parents and kids in close proximity constantly, and college students forced to...

January 21st, 2022

Simulated learning, real benefits

By David McCool, President & CEO, Muzzy Lane
Educators and instructional designers share how they’re using simulations to inspire creativity, build community, and help students develop the soft skills they need for their careers As a result of the remote learning experiment forced on students and instructors by the COVID-19 pandemic, educators have been looking for tools and strategies to engage students no matter where they’re learning....

December 17th, 2021

The importance of indoor air quality in higher education

By Frederik Hendriksen, Co-Founder, Rensair
Improving ventilation and indoor air quality inside academic facilities can enhance infectious disease resilience. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health has become a serious priority, especially regarding the education system and in-person learning....

December 14th, 2021

How to build students’ digital experience on campus

By Joseph Flynn, CTO, Boomi Public Sector
From parking permits to enrollment, students have new expectations—and those expectations center around a digital experience made possible with iPaaS More than a year into the pandemic, most students are once again learning in-person. But they have new expectations when it comes to their academic institutions. Previously, students were accustomed to accessing necessary resources in locations dispersed across campus. Often this meant traveling to...

December 13th, 2021

4 ways to tailor your application process to younger generations

By David Karandish, Founder & CEO, Capacity
As Gen Z students finish high school and apply for higher education, colleges and universities will spend the next decade focusing on this audience and the application process. Pew Research recently found Gen Z to be the best-educated generation so far. This generation is less likely to drop out of high school and more likely to pursue higher education than previous generations. This means universities don’t have to spend the same time...

December 8th, 2021

How creating personalized experiences can help colleges retain students

By Malcolm Woodfield, Global Vice President, SAP
Intelligent digital technologies can help create personalized experiences that foster increased engagement that helps students. With a sharp two-year decline in undergraduate enrollment and a dropout rate that stands at around 40 percent for four-year institutions, colleges are urgently searching for new and creative ways to retain their students....

November 24th, 2021

Leveraging digital testing to build student confidence

By Kevin Stringfellow, Associate Director of Client Solutions, ExamSoft 
With digital testing, multiple data points become key to creating confidence in students and helping them achieve academic goals. Year after year and in study after study, we see the same thing: Confident students are better students. But, as one student pointed out in a 2019 survey, that confidence is easily shaken....

November 22nd, 2021

3 tips to help your institution prioritize cybersecurity

By Paul Kohler, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Security Solution (S3)
It’s never been more important that higher education institutions put in the necessary work to ensure cybersecurity Colleges and universities are taking a hard look at the past year and the many data challenges they’ve faced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic....

November 17th, 2021

How we can increase access to STEM education

By Sarah Jayne Boulton, Scientific Simulation Director, Labster
A student-centered STEM learning approach incorporates supportive tools and digital solutions that address learner access to STEM education. As more students than ever before face taking science courses to supplement their chosen major in higher education, many are still struggling through laboratory-based coursework due to a simple lack of accessibility and personalization options to meet their individual needs....

November 16th, 2021

Why diverse leadership teams increase innovation

By Charles Knippen, President, National Society of Leadership and Success
There’s been a lot of talk about building more diverse leadership in the workforce--here’s the case for it in higher education Over the last decade, research has revealed the breadth of racial and gender inequality among business leaders. More than anything, the numbers highlight how much corrective action is still needed....

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