THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Best universities in Latin America 2017
The Times Higher Education published on Thursday the results of their Latin America University Rankings 2017. This year, the Tecnológico de Monterrey climbed two positions in the ranking, placing itself in the 6th place of the list and consolidating as the number 1 university in Mexico.
TecLabs introduces EdTech Accelerator aiming to transform education in Mexico
With the aim of transforming Mexico into one of the world's leading educational players, TecLabs, the technology and innovation center of Tecnológico de Monterrey, organized the first meetup of the educational innovation community in the country, where it presented its EdTech Accelerator and the EdTech Mexico Manifesto.
Sustainable Innovation: Colleges could earn $1M annually with the help of technology-enabled advising tools
Colleges and universities could earn $ 1 million annually by increasing student retention with the help of new educational support tools and approaches that make use of predictive analytics, a recent study has found.
What online college students really want: More interaction with peers and teachers
At a time when higher education enrollments are declining, there has never been a better time for higher ed institutions to re-evaluate their online programs. A new research about fully-online college students calls for universities to update strategies to win over students in the face of growing competition.
Rochester Institute of Technology receives $1M grant to train deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduates
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf with a $1M grant to develop a scientists-in-training program for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduates.
Minority students complete college at higher rates than thought
A study by the American Council on Education and the Center for Policy Research and Strategy shows that the completion rates for minority students in the US are significantly higher than federal statistics suggest.
Google launches new recruiting tool
The tech giant introduces Hire, a new app that helps the recruiting process and integrates with the G Suite. The service will keep track of job applicants and is aimed specially at small businesses.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- There are 2.4 million fewer college students than there were five years ago (The Hechinger Report)
- Campus Technology 2017: Lifetime Learning is the New Model for Higher Education (EdTech Magazine)
- On Administrative Spending, Which Colleges Get the Most Bang for the Buck? (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Is Online Education a Jobs Engine? (Inside Higher Ed)
- Propelling & Monetizing Your EdTech Startup: Tips for Edupreneurs (EdTech Review)