Research, Surveys & Forecasts

Survey: Online Courses, Use of Tech Better Route than Public Funding To Cut College Costs

The delivery of online classes is viewed by most people as a way that colleges and universities are keeping expenses down for their students. In a recent survey, 65 percent of respondents identified those more than anything else a school can do to reduce student costs.

Making Waves of Innovation — A Model from Pepperdine University

Many higher education institutions are working on initiatives to maintain a culture of creativity and innovation even in difficult economic times. CT spoke with Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives Lee Kats, to learn about Pepperdine University's Waves of Innovation model.

Flipping Lifts Learning Outcomes in Science Course

A five-year experiment among students taking an upper-level undergraduate science course found that the flipped and active model improved student outcomes, particularly among females and students with lower grade point averages.

Money Motivates Millennials to Pursue Master's Degrees; Passion for Learning Draws Gen Xers

Most people pursue advanced degrees primarily for the higher earnings they expect as a result, according to new research from LinkedIn.

Study: College Fails to Fully Prepare Students for Their Careers

Only 5 percent of former college students now in the workforce feel that their post-secondary education fully prepared them for their career, according to a global survey by Instructure, maker of the Canvas learning management system.

Indiana U Helps Launch 100 Gbps Trans-Pacific Circuit

Indiana University is leading a collaborative project with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop to establish a trans-Pacific 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) circuit dedicated to research and education.

Mac and Windows PCs Climb in U.S. as Worldwide Shipments Tank

Even as shipments of traditional computers tumble around the world, shipments of OS X- and Windows-based computers managed to climb slightly in the United States in the third quarter.

Mobile, PC Slowdown Contributing to Decline in Semiconductors

Semiconductors are being revised downward, falling into negative territory for the first time since 2012, an indication of an ongoing decline in smart phones, tablets and traditional computing devices.

Americans: Math a Must-Have, and Science Is 'Cool'

In the future the best jobs are all going to require people to know a coding language. At least that's what seven in 10 Americans (73 percent) said they believe in a recent poll. Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) said knowing how to use a computer is "just as important as knowing how to read and write." Three quarters said they consider....

Tech Trends: Rise of the Robots

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.