Research, Surveys & Forecasts


2017 IT Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey Results

Information technology professionals across the country report on their compensation, experience, outlook on the future, top challenges and more.

Survey: 94% of Students Want to Use Their Cell Phones in Class

A whopping 94 percent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes.

IDC Predicts Jump in Internet of Things Spending in 2018

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase 14.6 percent in 2018, reaching $772.5 billion, according to the latest report from International Data Corp.

Trends: Phablets to Dominate Smartphone Market

Phablets will overtake sales of regular smartphones by 2019 and will climb from 611 million shipments this year to 1 billion in 2021, according to a new forecast.

Virtual and Augmented Reality to Nearly Double Each Year Through 2021

Spending on augmented and virtual reality will nearly double in 2018, according to a new forecast, growing from $9.1 billion in 2017 to $17.8 billion next year.



Practical Fixes Could Improve Undergraduate Higher Ed

Could education be the vital ingredient that helps bring civility back to the national discourse and shows us how to bridge our differences? That's what a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences suggested. And technology will play a role — albeit not a starring one — in that outcome.

Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.

Study Uncovers How Ed Tech Decision-Making Works

According to a recent survey, higher education people most often turn to each other when they're trying to make decisions about education technology. And it's not uncommon for them to start with a particular technology and then find a problem to solve, vs. identifying a pedagogical need and then looking for the tech tools that would address the challenges.

Online and Adult Learners More Satisfied with College Experience than Traditional Students

According to a new national survey, online and adult students are generally more satisfied with their overall college experience than traditional on-campus students.

California Schools Tackle Achievement Gaps of Largest Demographic in State: Latino Students

While educational outcomes for Latino students have improved in recent decades, according to a new report from the Education Trust - West, there's still plenty of room for progress.

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