Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Led by Watches, Wearables Market Expected to Nearly Double by 2021

According to the latest prediction from International Data Corp., the worldwide wearables market will increase 20.4 percent this year compared to 2016, and nearly double by 2021 — reaching a total of 240.1 million units shipped that year.

Study: Online Students Want Interaction, Community

Online students crave interaction with classmates and instructors, according to a new report from Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

Report: Faculty Support Lacking for Wide Adoption of Digital Learning

Most colleges and universities cover digital learning in their strategic plan, and a large number have made it a core aspect of their plans. Yet, execution is uneven and digital learning hasn't come close to meeting administrator or faculty expectations, according to new data from Babson Survey Research Group and Tyton Partners.

Embry-Riddle Receives $1 Million from Feds for Phase II of Intelligent Aerial Systems Project

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida Wednesday received a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as part of the second phase of a project to build a specialized flight control system capable of navigating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in unknown environments.

Alternative Pathways Programs Could Fill Training Gap for Low-income Adults

Could alternative pathways programs provide an alternative to traditional education efforts in helping low-income adults change their economic prospects? That's the topic of two related reports from Tyton Partners, which examined the essential ingredients needed for success in APPs.



Hobsons' Predictive Analytics Integration: From the PAR Framework to Holistic Tools

Ellen Wagner talks about how Hobsons' integration of predictive analytics, including the PAR Framework, has provided the education sector with tools to approach a myriad of issues more holistically — from college and career planning, to recruitment and student matching, to admissions, advising, and student success.

Research: Ordinary People Turn into Trolls Too

A research project coming out of Cornell University and Stanford University found that online trolls are made, not born. Oftentimes, their origins come from how a person is feeling at the moment and whether others are displaying troll-like behavior too, the researchers found.

Report: Rethinking Developmental Math in Texas CCs

An experiment to remap developmental math in four Texas community colleges resulted in a higher pass rate and a larger number of developmental math credits earned by the students who participated. The preliminary results suggested "potential benefits" of the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) approach, which was formerly known as the New Mathways Project.

Survey: IoT Overtakes Mobile as Security Threat

This year, the Internet of Things surpassed mobile as a potential avenue of cyber attack, according to a report from ISACA, a nonprofit association focused on knowledge and practices for information systems.

Ed Tech Companies Miss the Boat on Solving College Problems

Only one in seven education "insiders" (15 percent) believe that higher education tech companies are "solving the right problems."

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