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Us against the world: How are higher ed’s latest trends impacting the U.S. and Canada?

Instructure's latest report discovered that U.S. and Canadian students are behind in adopting AI and are the most afflicted by mental health concerns, among other findings.

Aspiring educators aren’t comfortable using edtech. Here are 3 ways colleges can help

Just over half of educator preparation programs (EPPs) report that most of their faculty incorporate technology into their training, a new report suggests. As a result, first-time teachers lack the confidence to use edtech in the classroom at a time when the profession can't avoid it.

In downtime alone, ransomware attacks have cost the education sector more than $50 billion since 2018

Throughout the first half of 2023, K12 and higher education institutions experienced 85 ransomware attacks, nearly doubling last year's recording, according to a new analysis from Comparitech. Unfortunately for the education sector as a whole, it's a troubling trend that shows no signs of slowing down, and it's costing schools a fortune in downtime.

Nearly 80% of schools were hit with a ransomware attack in the last year

Cybercriminals have been refining their tactics for conducting ransomware attacks for several years, a new report suggests. Unfortunately, for higher ed leaders, they've only become more complex.

Higher ed institutions face fewer malware threats, but ransomware attacks continue on

During the first six months of 2023, the education sector saw a 179% spike in overall attack volume compared to the first half of 2022. The attacks are seemingly regular as well, with 16.6% of victims reported being targeted at least once a month.

Instructors want to encourage AI use among students. First, they need guidance from leaders

Many teachers are using the technology to prepare students for a future inevitably accompanied by AI. But few educators have received guidance from administrators on how to do so.

5 reasons fewer students may be going to college this year

More than 10% of 2023's high school graduating class contemplated whether to go to college this year, according to a new report. To no surprise, COVID is largely to blame.

Good news! Current students believe their degree is worth the cost

The driving factor leading to public and private nonprofit institutions students' high regard for their degree is their trust that it adequately prepares them for life after college.

Elite private colleges may be the only financially healthy segment 3 years from now

A new report by consulting firm Bain & Company is forecasting the majority of higher education to be in a tough financial spot three years from now due to a confluence of operational challenges affecting institutions.

Men are falling behind in higher ed and the trend may not be letting up

Reports by National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and YouthTruth suggest that male enrollment has declined faster than women for the past five years and only 57% of young men graduating high school in 2023 expect to go to college.

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