Research, Surveys & Forecasts


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.

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."

Unizin Licenses Analytics Tech for Members

Unizin's consortium of universities will gain access to customized versions of LoudSight, a predictive analytics solution from Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud that focuses on helping identify at-risk students.



New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World

To expand its mission of delivering education worldwide, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a research, policy, pedagogy and practice lab that intends to uncover new ways of delivering education to learners in developing countries. The new "J-WEL" lab will emphasize reaching underserved populations such as women and girls, and displaced persons.

Higher Ed Security Org Uses DNS Database to Track Criminal Action

An organization that provides security services to the research and education community at large has gone public with its adoption of an historic DNS database service.

Most Experts Predict a "Mix of Models" for Future of Ed

Experts in higher education, technology, government and research expect the future of workplace training to include new kinds of educational offerings that can train large numbers of workers in the skills they'll need. That overall conclusion came out of a query on the topic posed by the Pew Research Center and Elon University, generating some 1,400 responses.

MIT.nano to Hold Inaugural Research Symposium on Future of Sensor Technology

Ubiquitous, unobtrusive sensing could offer more insight into the natural world and change the exploration of healthcare, energy, computing and other fields. To showcase current innovations focused on nano-enabled sensors and sensing systems research happening at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the university’s MIT.nano facility will be holding a research symposium, on campus and online.

Self-Directed Learning: Exploring the Digital Opportunity

Following up on a Q&A article published two weeks ago, about how institutions can be informed by their "digital opportunities", Gardner Campbell considers why we should now explore our digital opportunities for self-directed learning.

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