Almanac of Higher Education 2012

August 26, 2012

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Call it the year of the mega-class.

First a Stanford University professor opened his computer-science course up to anyone who wanted to join in online. Soon some of the world's best-known universities tried similar experiments. It's a mix of self-service learning and crowd-sourced teaching.

The reality, though, is that professors have been slow to reshape their strategies. | Read More »



That share of students owned smartphones in 2011, but many admitted lacking some basic technology skills.


That percentage of university presidents was already using iPads in 2011, the year after they were introduced.


For a major college-bookstore operator, only a tiny percentage of course-materials revenue came from e-books in 2011-12.


That was Blackboard's share of the learning-management-systems market in 2011, down from 57.1 percent in 2010.

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