Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: Need for Privacy Isn't New, but the Need for Help in Sorting It out Is

Could it be that individuals can't be counted on to make the best decisions for themselves since they don't always know the tradeoffs? That's one of the suggestions in an article written by Carnegie Mellon researchers and published recently in Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Tablets Tank for the First Time Ever

The tablet market experienced its first setback ever in the most recent quarter, falling year over year by more than 3 percent, according to preliminary data.

Apple Pushes Back Against Android as Smart Phone Market Surges

Apple is making something of a comeback in the smart phone market. While Google's Android OS continues to be — by far — the most widespread handset operating system overall, among individual vendors, Apple has pushed itself into a dead heat with No. 1 manufacturer Samsung.

Research: Ripping Out Carnegie Unit Won't Guarantee Education Reform Success

The concept of the Carnegie unit as one of the defining measurements in education will be tough to uproot, according to a new report out by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Showcasing the Co-Curricular: ePortfolios and Digital Badges

Learning scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found a sweet spot in the pairing of digital badges and eportfolios: the perfect opportunity for students to showcase learning achievements not normally featured in traditional transcripts and student records.



Report: Facebook Use Affects GPA in Freshmen, Not Seniors

Facebook use has a negative effect on GPA for freshmen. For sophomores and juniors, it has a negative effect on GPA only if they're doing their schoolwork at the same time. For seniors, Facebook has no effect on GPA, according to a new study.

Demographic Trends: Flow of International Students Growing from East to West

Five countries host nearly half of students heading to another country for their education, and, according to a new analysis, students from just three countries make up more than half of the population of those studying abroad.

Selection of mobile devices illustrating one of the top 10 technologies for education in the article Strategic Tech List for 2015: Mobile and Data Analytics Dominate

Strategic Tech List for 2015: Mobile and Data Analytics Dominate

Mobile dominates the strategic technologies that higher education is paying attention to and likely to invest in for 2015.

Top 10 IT Issues in Education

Staffing, the use of technology in teaching and learning and sustainable funding head the list of IT concerns for colleges and universities in the new year.

Research: Facebook Sharing May Increase Engagement in News

People who share news on social media may be more engaged, and for longer, with the news they share than those who read the news casually, according to researchers at Penn State University and the University of Connecticut.