Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: Few CIOs Give Cloud Solutions Appropriate Consideration

Cloud solutions have matured enough to be a viable option for many IT projects, but few CIOs are giving them the consideration they may deserve, according to a new survey from Gartner.

Brown, Johns Hopkins U Partner on 'Visual Turing Test'

A team of researchers from Brown University and Johns Hopkins University have come up with a system, dubbed a "visual Turing test," to evaluate how well computers can wring meaning from images.

Stanford Reboots Center for Integrated Systems To Launch SystemX Alliance

Stanford University has rebooted its famed Center for Integrated Systems, relaunching the research lab as the SystemX Alliance.

Gartner: Student Success Driving Education IT More than Anything Else

Student success and the reinvention of academic credits top the list of business trends that are currently influencing education, according to a recent report from Gartner.

Survey: Adaptive Learning Tools Most Effective Ed Tech

Four out of five, 81 percent, of higher ed students used mobile devices in 2014, up 40 percent over 2013, according to a new survey from McGraw-Hill Education.



Survey: Half of Faculty Have Used Digital Coursware, but Cost and Time Remain Obstacles

More than half, 54 percent, of faculty used digital courseware in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new survey, "Faculty Perspectives on Courseware," from Tyton Partners.

1 School in 7 Loses 'Critical Data' Forever

Compared to other kinds of organizations — business, government and not-for-profit — educational institutions are the least prepared for disaster recovery.

American Millennials Not Terribly Bright When It Comes to Pretty Much Everything That Matters, Analysis Finds

According to new analysis by testing company ETS, the generation of adults born after 1980 demonstrate "weak skills" in literacy, numeracy and technology problem solving —  in spite of having more years of schooling than all other previous generations.

Research: Using Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.

CDW Report: Higher Ed Embracing Cloud Services, Security Main Concern

Higher education institutions have moved more IT services either completely or partially to the cloud, at 39.2 percent of services, than enterprise organizations in general, at about 35 percent, according to a new report on cloud computing from CDW.