Research, Surveys & Forecasts


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.

Global PC Shipments Increase After 2-Year Decline

Following more than two years of decline, global PC shipments increased 1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Survey: Facebook Still Most Popular Social Network, Others Gaining

Facebook continues to be the most widely used social network among online adults, according to a new survey from the University of Michigan School of Information and the Pew Research Center.

New Stanford AI Study To Last 100 Years

Stanford University is undertaking a study of artificial intelligence that will last a century

Tablet Growth To Continue To Slow in 2015

Sales of tablets will continue to slow in the new year, though the devices will still see an 8 percent growth over 2014 numbers to reach 233 million shipments, according to a new forecast from market research company Gartner.