Research, Surveys & Forecasts


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.

Building 'Evidence of Learning' Structure Will Take Work and Better Software

Two new studies put out by a company that does higher education consulting propose a framework and offer a kind of buying guide for developing an environment that helps students optimize their educational paths to college and career success — including taking into account what has been learned outside of school.

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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, released today by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.

Report: Creative Data Analysis a Top Strategy for Improving Retention

Systematic, creative data analysis is one of several key retention strategies among top-performing public universities, according to a new report from Eduventures.