Research, Surveys & Forecasts


1 in 10 Students Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses

A little more than 12 percent of all post-secondary students are enrolled exclusively in online courses or online degree programs. According to the latest figures released by the National Center for Education Statistics, another 13 percent are taking at least some courses online.

No Growth in Science and Engineering Graduate Enrollments

STEM education seems to have hit a wall, at least at the graduate level. Graduate enrollments in science and engineering among American citizens and permanent residents actually declined for the first time in the last decade, according to new data released by the National Science Foundation. Meanwhile, enrollments for temporary visa holders increased in the same period.

Stanford Report Shares Snapshot of Online Learning

A new report from Stanford University examining the use of online technologies and methods for delivering education says that 1.9 million people around the world have registered for one or more of the public courses taught by the California university's faculty.

UC Berkeley's AMPLab Adds Sponsor for Big Data Projects

The University of California, Berkeley's AMPLab, a collaborative research effort  that aims to develop analytics tools for big data, has picked up a new private sponsor.

Space Junk Gets Academic Focus at U Maryland

The study of space garbage has found an academic home. The University of Maryland says it has established the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research to act as a hub for academic, industry and government research collaboration on the topic of space debris.



Carnegie Mellon: Put Lawyers To Work Automating Privacy Compliance in Big Data Systems

Turning lawyers into programmers may not seem like the most obvious way to ensure that big data systems comply with an organization's privacy policies. But that's one of the outcomes figured out by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Research in a recent project.

University of Utah Aims to Boost Research Efforts with Data Analytics System

The Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center (PORC) at the University of Utah plans to use its new data analytics system to perform advanced data mining, queries and analyses.

Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

NSA Funds 'Lablets' for Security Research

The National Security Agency is funding the creation of four small laboratories on just as many campuses as part of a new initiative to support the development of programs for security research.

2014 IT Spending Forecast: Slightly Slower Growth Than Expected

One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."