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.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford PERTS is seeking research proposals for a new initiative, called the Mindset Challenge, which aims to find ways to boost student motivation and outcomes in online learning environments. Deadline for proposals is April 1.
Virtual assistants, flipped classrooms and "the quantified self" are three of the six technological developments that will have a significant impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, released by the New Media Consortium and Educause Monday.
Over the last 10 years, the number of doctorates in physical sciences and engineering awarded to women by American universities has grown by nearly two-thirds. However, according to the latest data available, women still account for only 30 percent of doctorates in physical sciences and engineering.
In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.
As you might expect, when people can maintain their anonymity in online forums, they're more likely to post uncivil comments. That's also the conclusion of a researcher at the University of Houston.
More than 7.1 million students took at least one online course at a higher education institution in fall of 2012, according to a new report, Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013.