Research, Surveys & Forecasts

Collective Digital Traces Could Predict Impact of Emergencies

Research undertaken by three institutions has uncovered a link between the number of images posted to photo sharing site Flickr and the intensity of the storm being captured in those Flickr images.

Penn State, Carnegie Mellon U Team Up To Research Online Collaboration

Researchers at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $500,000 grant to study online collaboration among students.

Report: College Students Say Devices in Class Interfere with Learning, are Minor Distractions

Most college students admit that their use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops can interfere with learning, but very few consider it more than a minor distraction, according to a new report from Barney McCoy, an associate professor of broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

12 Technologies To Dominate STEM Education

The use of big data, instruction through mobile devices, online learning (including MOOCs), and virtual and remote laboratories that emulate real ones are the technologies that will have the greatest impact on "STEM+" education over the next year.

Higher Ed Networks 3 Times More Likely To Be Infected

The networks run by colleges and universities are three times more likely to be infected with malware than networks in government agencies or businesses. The EXPIRO family of malware is the most common type of threat experienced by the higher education sector, according to as new report.

Faculty Coalition: Forget About Cost Savings with Online Programs

Cost savings promised by the expansion of online education are tough to pinpoint, including those programs that promise to be free for students.

U.S. Computer Market Up in Back to School Season

Despite an ongoing and fairly severe decline in the worldwide PC market, in the United States, computer sales are on the rise. In the third quarter of 2013 — which includes the back-to-school shopping season — PC shipments were up. The only top-5 manufacturer to post a decline for the quarter was Apple.

Report: Gaming Consoles To End 4-Year Market Slide this Year

A new report from International Data Corporation predicts that gaming console bundle shipments in 2013 will top the approximately 33 million units shipped in 2012, bringing an end to a four-year downturn for the market segment that began in 2009.

4 Universities To Launch Cognitive Computing Research Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will join forces with IBM to study the development and deployment of cognitive computing systems like the company's Watson.

An 'Ensemble Model' for Student Analytics: Driving Academic Success in the Community College

"There's been a sea change in community colleges, from a sole emphasis on providing an access to education for all, to placing a much greater, additional emphasis on the students you have already admitted," according to South Orange County Community College District Vice Chancellor Bob Bramucci. In this interview, he tells Campus Technology's Mary Grush how SOCCCD is expanding its toolchest for student success, why that's more crucial now than ever, and what the institution is doing to help other colleges do the same.