Research, Surveys & Forecasts


New Report Identifies Core Issues in Competency-Based Education

Public Agenda outlines framework of issues involved with CBE efforts in post-secondary education.

Educause: Information Security Leads Top IT Concerns

CIOs and other IT leaders in higher education are more concerned about information security than any other issue that arises for them, according to Educause's latest review of top IT issues, issued earlier today.

Income Disparity Lowers Diversity at Elite Institutions

Schools may want to examine whether race- and ethnicity-based admissions preference policies should give way to "poverty preference." If they did, the outcome could be as much or more diversity than is currently being achieved. That's the message from a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that examines high-achieving, low-income student representation within "selective" institutions.''

Report Lays out Role of Community Colleges in Building 'Green' Workforce

Community colleges are positioning themselves to become the launch pad for a new wave of graduates pursuing "green" careers in fields as diverse as efficient transport, smart buildings, energy storage and climate-change habitat restoration projects. A new report from Jobs for the Future and the National Wildlife Federation offers recommendations for how those programs can be scaled to reach 20 million students with "sustainability knowledge" and skills by 2025.

Survey Reports Top Challenge for CBE Is Meaningful Assessment Tools

Public Agenda's survey of competency-based education programs found gaps exist at most institutions between their goals and the achievement of those goals.



2016 Predictions: More Outside Management of Online Degrees, CRM Buying and Competition for Traditional Colleges

The number of public-private partnerships between institutions of higher education and service providers that manage online degree programs and pathways for international students will increase by double digits in 2016, according to new predictions from advisory firm Eduventures. Likewise, the company is forecasting that online proctoring will go mainstream in the new year. And as many as one in 10 colleges will be acquiring a new constituent relationship management (CRM) system over the next 12 months.

Research: Flipped Learning Improves How Students Perceive Ability To Learn Physics

A long-term study by faculty within five Canadian and American institutions has found that physics students have more confidence in their ability to understand course content when reflective study is combined with collaborative activities in a flipped classroom form.

4 Penn State Projects to Explore Online Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Penn State researchers are investigating ways to enhance teaching and learning through online innovation, thanks to funding from the institution's Research Initiation Grant Program.

Report: Apple Device Adoption Increasing in Higher Education

Adoption of Mac and iPad devices is increasing in higher education organizations, driven primarily by user preference, according to a new report from JAMF Software.

Report: Data Science, Machine Learning and Behavioral Analysis Help Identify New Security Threats

Automated network threat detection tools that use data science, machine learning and behavioral analysis can work together with traditional perimeter security methods to help organizations meet the security goals defined in the CIS Critical Security Controls recommendations and protect themselves from attackers, according to a new report from the SANS Institute.

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