Research, Surveys & Forecasts


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.

New Teacher Prep Rules 'Too Stringent'

Proposed federal changes to teacher preparation requirements have generated numerous comments from education leaders and organizations, and the response isn't looking favorable — at least according to an analysis by Eduventures, a research and consulting firm that analyzes changes taking place in higher education.

Senate Report: Higher Ed 'Enmeshed in a Jungle of Red Tape'

A new report, Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities, from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee finds that colleges and universities are "enmeshed in a jungle of red tape" as a result of policies and formal guidance or amendments to those policies produced at a rate of more than one document each work day.

Research: How Twitter Is Shaping the Common Core Debate

The continued unraveling of the Common Core makes for compelling drama — at least that's how a research project has begun presenting it.

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.