Research, Surveys & Forecasts


New Teacher Prep Rules 'Too Stringent'

Proposed federal changes to teacher preparation requirements have generated numerous comments from education leaders and organizations, and the response isn't looking favorable — at least according to an analysis by Eduventures, a research and consulting firm that analyzes changes taking place in higher education.

Senate Report: Higher Ed 'Enmeshed in a Jungle of Red Tape'

A new report, Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities, from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee finds that colleges and universities are "enmeshed in a jungle of red tape" as a result of policies and formal guidance or amendments to those policies produced at a rate of more than one document each work day.

Research: How Twitter Is Shaping the Common Core Debate

The continued unraveling of the Common Core makes for compelling drama — at least that's how a research project has begun presenting it.

NYU-Poly Researchers Awarded DARPA Contract to Explore the Deep Web

Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering are developing methods to explore hard-to-find information on the Web — both on the surface and on the deep Web, the realm not indexed by standard commercial search engines.

Want To Draw Women into CS and Engineering? Broaden the Stereotypes

The stereotype of the typical computer scientist or engineer as somebody who's white or Asian, socially inept, obsessed with technology and almost always male is keeping girls out of those fields, according to a new study from the University of Washington.



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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.

Institutional R&D Spending Up, No Thanks to Feds

Funding for institutional research rose ever so slightly in the most recent data, though the amount covered by the federal government once again took a dip.

Out of High School Men Liked Math and Science More Than Women

When asked to indicate how much they agreed or disagreed with statements such as, "I like mathematics/science," or "Mathematics/science is one of my favorite subjects," male high school graduates were more likely to agree than female graduates.

Report: American Millennials Fall Short at Problem-Solving in Tech-Rich Environments, Other Skills

Millennials in the United States are weaker than their international peers when it comes to skills in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) — despite having the highest levels of educational attainment of any previous generation, according to a new study from Educational Testing Service.

6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education

The burden is on universities to advance the culture of innovation, "to foster environments that accelerate learning and creativity" and "to create the conditions for innovation to happen," according to a new report released Wednesday by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.