Since 2020 and the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has seen an increase of use in higher education spaces to support students in remote learning. This has sparked a conversation of the role of technology in education spaces and how to forward diversity, equity, and inclusion with it.
An obvious benefit of education technology is improved accessibility, both in making learning less location-dependent and in helping students with learning difficulties or disabilities. Here are some ways technology has been advancing DEI in higher education: Continue reading →
2023 marks three years since COVID-19 substantially impacted higher education, and institutions are moving from emergency response to long term adaption. Institutions are preparing for more sustainable futures and addressing significant changes. Here are five of the top trends in higher education for 2023. Continue reading →
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Educators worldwide are working to incorporate STEAM education into their classrooms. This week on Var Connection, we break down why STEAM is necessary and share four ways to keep students engaged. Continue reading →
College bookstores play a crucial role in helping students feel appreciated and part of the community.
This week on Retail Connection, we are sharing the six ways you can help students adjust to in-person learning. Continue reading →
As of 2020, 82.9% of U.S adults own a smartphone, 56.4% use a voice assistant, and 34.7% possess a smart speaker. The rise of voice assistant popularity has led to new industry innovations as businesses strive to offer the best possible experience for their customers. One of the fastest-growing innovations is the ability to shop with your voice. Click here to discover how to optimize your business for voice commerce. Continue reading →
Staying motivated when sales are low is hard for every business. While experiencing a perceived failure, it’s common for owners and employees to suffer lower self-esteem. Taking the time to improve motivation will help prevent or limit the adverse effects you experience from perceived failure. Continue reading →
ICBA is right around the corner. ICBA is one of the biggest tradeshows for campus bookstores to attend and connects stores with some of our top vendors. ICBA, is being held virtually this year. But not to worry, we can still expect an engaging and informative conference like years before. We’d like to take some … Continue reading →
Not only are businesses and store owners concerned about what the future brings, so are students. Their minds are racing around how they will return to campus, what the school year will look like, and if they should return to campus in the fall. NACS OnCampus Research surveyed students in March and resurveyed them again … Continue reading →