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October 2020 EdTech Recap

By The Yellowdig Team

 

Key takeaways:

 

Fall enrollment numbers are not looking promising for most colleges and universities: 

 

* First time student enrollment drops, only for-profits see increases (10/15/20) - Link

* “Overall undergraduate enrollment is running 4 percent below last year’s levels” (10/15/20) - Link

 

Students combat new and more intense problems this fall:

 

* Already broke college students have added pain with pandemic (10/12/20) - Link

* Emotional wellbeing tops problems for college students (10/15/20) - Link

* Even the best EdTech solutions, leave students struggling (10/19/20) - Link

* Students are not satisfied with remote learning (10/6/20) - Link

* Around 10% of students report losing a loved one to COVID this fall (10/15/20) - Link

 

Some unexpected bright spots amid the pandemic:

 

* Universities are starting to speed up transfer process (because they need more students) (10/9/20)  - Link

* University of Utah embraces COVID relief funding to create upskilling classes for residents (10/8/20) - Link

* Less colleges and universities have closed due to the pandemic than expected (10/12/20) - Link

 

 

Disclaimer: This recap is based on what the Yellowdig team came across in the edtech news media in this month. We do not endorse any 3rd party sources or claim this list is comprehensive.