Hobsons announced its acquisition of the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework this month, and the PAR team is already in Arlington for the onboarding process. CT spoke with Ellen Wagner, who is now Chief Research Officer for the PAR Framework and VP for Research at Hobsons; and Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons for their views on the acquisition.
Although educational institutions and other organizations are making greater use of data to support business outcomes, in many cases the quality of that data is not high enough to support goals such as improved customer experience, decision making and governance, according to a new report from Experian Data Quality, a provider of data quality software and services.
Apple's acquisition of Emotient, an artificial intelligence start-up founded by three University of California San Diego (UCSD) researchers, has cleared the way for further robotics research at the university.
Most teachers in the United States are more worried about the potential for technology in the classroom to distract students than they are about privacy and security, according to a new survey from Instructure. Respondents also said, however, that they are optimistic about technology's potential to improve learning outcomes, increase access to education and boost the efficiency with which it's delivered.
A new portal houses state-level research linking higher education to labor market demands.
Game-based learning should just be another tool in the belt, as far as educators in higher ed think, particularly useful for "learning moments" that can help students succeed, according to new research from Muzzy Lane. Likewise, game-based learning is no good if it's pricey and complex to develop; it needs to be inexpensive and "authorable" by the faculty members themselves. And don't forget, students say, to make the games mobile so they work on the same devices the students like to use.
A study published in the Journal of Media Education this week reported that students spend a fifth of their time in class doing things on their devices that have nothing to do with their school work.
A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Rand and Google has come up with a set of guidelines for "properly" designing privacy notices that will help users make "informed privacy decisions."
Tablet sales declined substantially in 2015, but they aren't down for good, according to one market research firm. Nevertheless, their short-term growth will be slower than previously expected.
While the topic of mobility technology dominated the Educause list of the most strategic technologies in 2015, this year's compilation for higher ed is quite diverse, covering mobile again alongside analytics, security, application management and delivery, service desk management, business performance and teaching and learning.