Academic Analytics: Data rich, information poor.

Academic analytics is the process of analyzing institutional data captured university enterprise systems for decision making and reporting purposes (Campbell & Oblinger, 2007). Higher education is entering into a new era of heightened scrutiny as governments, accrediting agencies, staff, students and parents call for new ways of monitoring and improving student success (Campbell & Oblinger, 2007). The Bradley review into higher education in Australia specifically mentions benchmarking activities in areas like student engagement as indicators of institutional quality (Commonwealth Government of Australia, 2008).

Obama To Seek $1.35 Billion More For Education

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he'll ask Congress for $1.35 billion to extend an education grant program for states, saying that getting schools right "will shape our future as a nation."

Stephen Gilfus to Speak at NYC Education Business Breakfast

Important Update: Stephen Gilfus, Founder of Blackboard, speaking…

Colleges Lag in Technology and Teaching Quality, a Top Education Official Says

"Getting technology tools into the hands of every student and family should be standard practice. It isn't now," said the U.S. under secretary of education, Martha J. Kanter, addressing a mix of technologists and educators at the HigherEd Tech Summit here, part of the giant salute to gadgetry known as the Consumer Electronics Show.

Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2010 – January 2010

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities provides critical guidance for 2010 State Policy Issues, providing perspectives on change and Education Innovation." - Stephen Gilfus, Gilfus Education Group