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MOOC Strategies of European Institutions This report presents the results of a MOOC survey amongst Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with a focus on Europe (97% of responses out of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)). The majority of the responding HEIs are mainly publicly financed (82%) and have an on campus education provision (71%). The […]

New Report by North Dakota University System Highlights Distance Education Facets

A recent North Dakota University System report noted two particular facets of distance education in the state. The report, which is available here  supports IPEDS reported data that indicates that North Dakota has a lower-than-average rate of students who are attending college only through online means, yet the state has a higher-than-average rate of students who […]

Download Report: 2018 Top 10 IT Issues

Higher education’s biggest concerns are converging with technology’s greatest capabilities. Evidence is mounting that digital technology is a major differentiator and a key to productivity and success within higher education. The 2018 Top 10 Issues reveal the broader strategic impact of technology on the entire institution. EDUCAUSE 

Faculty Collaboration and Technology in the Liberal Arts

In response to enrollment and revenue declines, residential liberal arts programs are seeking ways to contain costs and build institutional capacity, while maintaining the quality of a liberal arts education. Some institutions have banded together to form robust consortia to share resources and distribute burdens. And some of these consortia have focused their efforts on […]

Download Report: Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructional Materials for Learning

Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructional Materials for Learning SETDA expands upon the 2015 Navigating the Digital Shift report with a focus on living and learning in the digital age. In this second publication, stakeholders will learn about states’ guidance and policies around the implementation of digital instructional materials as well as best […]


We asked over 1,000 students about their use of technology in college learning & studying. Key Findings 60% of students feel that digital learning technology has improved their grades, with a fifth saying it “significantly” improved their grades. More than 61% of students agreed that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in preparing […]


2017 ONLINE EDUCATION TRENDS REPORT Online education continues to see a steady increase in student enrollment (Babson, 2015); however, as students are presented with more program choices and formats from a wider variety of institutions, the competition for those students is also increasing. How can help? In this second annual Online Education Trends report, […]

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2017

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2017 For the fourteenth year, ECAR has sought to map the contours of these changes and growth and to understand students’ preferences and experiences through it all. Drawing on responses from tens of thousands of students across dozens of U.S. institutions, this report marks yet another insightful […]

New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition

What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? Which trends and technology developments will drive transformation? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the discussions of 77 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition, in partnership […]

Download Report: 2017 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies

This hub provides findings from the 2017 student and faculty studies in the EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community research series. ECAR collaborated with 157 institutions to collect responses from 13,451 faculty respondents across 7 countries about their technology experiences. ECAR also collaborated with 124 institutions to collect responses from 43,559 undergraduate students across […]