Research, Surveys & Forecasts


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.

Stanford PERTS Seeks Research Proposals for Mindset Challenge

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.

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The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years

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.

Science and Engineering Doctorates for Women 'Increasing Rapidly'

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.

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One-Seventh of the World's Population Got a Smart Phone Last Year

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.



U Houston Research: Anonymous Commenting Less Civil

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.

Report: Online Enrollment Growth Slows

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.

George Siemens: A New Lab for Research on Technology and Digital Networks

This spring, George Siemens will make the move stateside to the University of Texas-Arlington, where he will base his research on how technology and digital networks influence the knowledge development process within society, and related implications for the future of higher education institutions.

Duke Researchers Use Superlens To Improve Wireless Energy Transfer

Researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have developed a method of transmitted energy wirelessly over distances greater than the size of the transmitter and receiver.

New Algorithm from MIT, Yale, and USC Tackles Max Flow Challenge

Researchers from MIT, Yale University, and the University of Southern California have developed what they are labeling the "fastest known algorithm" for solving the problem of "maximum flow."