Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It

Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.

Internet of Things Spending to Reach $1.29 Trillion by 2020

A new forecast from International Data Corp. estimates that the total worldwide spending on the Internet of Things will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020.

Smartphone Shipments to Rebound After 3-Year Low

Consumer smartphone sales will rebound this year after hitting a three-year low in 2016, according to a new survey from Accenture.

Consumer Spending on Digital Devices, Services and Content on the Rise

Consumers worldwide will spend up to $3.4 trillion on digital devices, services and content by 2020, according to an estimate from International Data Corp.

Report: Augmented and Virtual Reality Shipments to Double Each Year Through 2020

Augmented and virtual reality headset sales will see a compound annual growth rate of 108.3 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a new report from International Data Corp.



Survey: Wearable Devices Not Useful Enough

Wearable computing devices need to be more useful to drive adoption, according to a new report from Gartner.

Researchers Crowdsource Creation of Worldwide Map of Power Grid

Researchers at Technical University of Munich are crowdsourcing data related to the world's power grid for OpenGridMap — a planning tool that will be useful as the world continues to covert to more broadly to renewable forms of energy in the face of climate change.

UCLA Researchers Apply Machine Learning to Identify Anti-Vaxxer Narrative

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at UCLA undertook development of a computational model that is intended to reflect how people think and communicate, in order to teach computers how to interpret the flow of posts on the internet as part of a "structured narrative." The researchers focused on online interactions surrounding the topic of vaccinations.

Pepperdine U to Establish International Network of Makerspace Clubs

A four-year project at Pepperdine University will work to establish a network of 12 makerspace clubs in the United States, Europe and Africa.

New USC Research Center to Study Educational Value of the Internet of Things

A new center at the University of Southern California aims to apply the real-time data generated by the Internet of Things to teaching and learning.

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