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Schofer, Evan; Ramirez, Francisco O.; Meyer, John W. – Sociology of Education, 2021
The advent of mass schooling played a pivotal role in European societies of the later nineteenth century, transforming rural peasants into national citizens. The late-twentieth-century global expansion of higher education ushered in new transformations, propelling societal rationalization and organizing, and knitting the world into a more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Global Approach, Politics of Education
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Naepi, Sereana – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Pacific women's narratives offer insight into how universities currently under-serve and exclude Pacific communities in their everyday practices. Utilising a women-centred Pacific research methodology (masi methodology) this article shares the results of talanoa with twenty-seven Pacific women who collectively represent 216 years of experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, College Faculty, Women Faculty
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Syed, Ali Murad; Ahmad, Shabir; Alaraifi, Adel; Rafi, Waleed – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
Higher education institutions are in a consistent pursuit of technological adoption through digital transformation techniques since the beginning of the technology revolution. The transformation from traditional to eLearning education system faces the challenges of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and operational risks. The…
Descriptors: Risk, Barriers, Electronic Learning, Higher Education
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Assouline, Susan – Gifted Child Today, 2021
The invitation to write a brief summary highlighting Belin-Blank Center partnerships that support talent development in youth led my mind to channel the 1946 Frank Capra movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." The existential storyline from that classic film reveals the merit of relationships when considered from the vantage of nonexistence. The…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Partnerships in Education, Advocacy
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de Souza Rodrigues, Marco Aurélio; Chimenti, Paula; Nogueira, Antonio Roberto Ramos – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
Teaching and learning processes have not experienced major changes during the last centuries. However, eLearning platforms may transform these processes, turning the classroom from a teacher-centered and standardized space into a student-centered, customizable and highly scalable environment. These changes impact many different stakeholders such…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Ecology, Technology Integration, Higher Education
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Iatrellis, Omiros; Savvas, Ilias ?.; Fitsilis, Panos; Gerogiannis, Vassilis C. – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
Learning analytics have proved promising capabilities and opportunities to many aspects of academic research and higher education studies. Data-driven insights can significantly contribute to provide solutions for curbing costs and improving education quality. This paper adopts a two-phase machine learning approach, which utilizes both…
Descriptors: Prediction, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Data Analysis
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Chugh, Ritesh; Grose, Robert; Macht, Stephanie A. – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
Despite extensive proliferation of social media in different domains, higher education academics' use of social media remains unclear. This paper addresses this gap in the literature by providing a scoping review, covering the last five years of extant literature. It compiles and analyses previous empirical studies concerning academics' usage of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Use Studies, Technology Uses in Education
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Pinho, Cláudia; Franco, Mário; Mendes, Luis – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
This empirical study aims to identify the factors influencing the use of Moodle as a Learning Management Systems (LMS) in the academic context. To fulfil this objective, a quantitative study was carried out through a questionnaire directed to Portuguese university students, which obtained a total of 631 valid answers. The results obtained, based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems, College Students
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Naepi, Sereana; Wilson, Elizabeth; Lagos, Samantha; Manuela, Sam; McAllister, Tara G.; Kidman, Joanna; Theodore, Reremoana; Kokaua, Jesse – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
The continued underserving of Maori and Pasifika communities by New Zealand universities has resulted in the need to hold universities and the wider tertiary education system to account through widespread data analysis. This paper analyses Maori and Pasifika enrolment in the Society and Culture and Natural and Physical Sciences fields of Aotearoa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Disproportionate Representation, College Students
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Habib, Muhammad Nauman; Jamal, Waseef; Khalil, Uzma; Khan, Zunnoorain – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
The purpose of this research was to understand the automation of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), and to evaluate the automated process from the perspective of developing country. A single case study of City University of Science and Information Technology (CUSIT), Pakistan was selected as a unit of analysis. Mix methodology was used in this…
Descriptors: Automation, Higher Education, Universities, Technology Uses in Education
MDRC, 2021
What works to help rural students succeed in higher education? In fall 2020, MDRC partnered with Rural Matters and Ascendium Education Group to produce a four-part podcast series called "Rural Higher Education: Challenges & Opportunities." The series gathered experts from across the country to examine the realities of rural life and…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Higher Education, Barriers, Educational Opportunities
Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2021
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA; P.L. 89-329, as amended) authorizes the operation of three federal student loan programs: (1) the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) program; (2) the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program; and (3) the Federal Perkins Loan program. While new loans are currently authorized to be made only…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Collins, Benjamin; Fountain, Joselynn H.; Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2021
There have been numerous reports of institutions of higher education (IHEs) experiencing financial hardships as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This report discusses and contextualizes issues related to IHEs' stability and fiscal health during the pandemic. To provide background on the types of issues IHEs are facing,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Educational Finance
Education Week, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has redoubled attention to the challenges families face in making sure their children are fully prepared and supported in their journey through school. This first of three Quality Counts 2021 installments provides grades and scores for the nation and each state on a range of factors setting students up for success in school…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Census Figures, Educational Quality
Kelly, Brian; McCormack, Mark; Reeves, Jamie; Brooks, D. Christopher; O'Brien, John – EDUCAUSE, 2021
In 2021, EDUCAUSE is publishing a second edition of the "Horizon Report." With this inaugural issue of the Information Security edition of the "Horizon Report," EDUCAUSE has sought to expand their series of Teaching and Learning "Horizon Reports" to focus on a new area of critical importance to the future of higher…
Descriptors: Information Security, Higher Education, Educational Trends, COVID-19
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