Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: Cuts to Prison Education May Lead to Higher Prison Costs

Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.

Android Smart Phones To Approach 1 Billion in 2014

Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Outreach, Job Shadowing Can Get Students More Interested in STEM Careers

The "STEM pipeline" is leaking. But according to a new study published today, there's a fairly straightforward way to patch it up: Expose high school students to the actual workplaces where science, technology, engineering and math are done.

Nova Southeastern U Building $80 Million Center for Collaborative Research

Florida's Nova Southeastern University broke ground today on a new Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), an $80 million research facility that will house an IBM supercomputer, one of the state's largest wet labs and more.

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Android Now on Three-Quarters of Smart Phones

Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.



AT&T Joins NYU Wireless as Affiliate Sponsor

AT&T is the latest company to become an affiliate sponsor of NYU Wireless, an academic wireless communications research center at New York University.

IDC: Worldwide IT Spending Growth To Slow in 2014

Worldwide IT spending growth will slow to 4.6 percent this year (down from the previous forecast of 5 percent), according to a new report from market research firm IDC.

Report: 6 Technology Barriers in Education

Technological illiteracy and lack of supports for faculty members are critical problems facing colleges and universities. But they're solvable. Unfortunately, according to a new report released this week, much more difficult challenges loom for education.

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Tablet Growth Slows as iPad Sees Below Average Performance

Tablet manufacturers are beginning to face a more difficult environment domestically. Growth in tablet sales, particularly among end users, has slowed dramatically. Institutional purchasing, rather than consumer demand, seems to be the main force that's continuing to push tablet adoption.

What Will Drive Technology Adoption in Colleges and Universities This Decade

The latest Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative has identified the top six trends that will drive changes in higher education for the remainder of this decade.