Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Most Colleges Report Online Students Perform About the Same as Face-to-Face

Students who takes classes fully online perform about the same as their face-to-face counterparts, according to 54 percent of the people in charge of those online programs. Another 11 percent of "chief online officers" said the online students did better; and 35 percent said they did worse. Those results came from a recent survey done by Quality Matters and Eduventures Research.

5G to Bring About Resurgence in Smart Phone Growth

Smart phones will continue to decline for the third straight year in 2019, but the advent of 5G will help propel mobile device growth at least through 2023, according to a new market forecast.

Smart Assistants Helping to Drive Growth of Wearables

Wearable devices will continue to see healthy growth over the next five years, driven by new use cases, new devices and the rise of smart assistants.

Report: 5 Models for College Reinvention

How will higher ed evolve over the next decade? According to "The Learner Revolution: How Colleges Can Thrive in a New Skills and Competencies Marketplace," "savvy traditional institutions" will embrace five different models of innovation as they become more responsive to market needs. The report was produced by Education Design Lab.

Paper Offers Framework for Reducing Algorithm Bias

A recent paper on algorithm development provided some guidance for how to reduce the bias inherent in AI algorithms as well as the harm those biases can have on underprivileged groups.



Higher Ed Uncovering New Ways to Apply Data and AI Across Campus

The use of data analytics and artificial intelligence, the inevitability of data breaches and six other topical subjects made up the latest "State of Higher Education" report from consultancy firm Grant Thornton.

Report Outlines How Alternative Digital Credentials Will Transform Higher Ed

An international working group led by two faculty members from the University of California, Irvine Continuing Education unit sees alternative digital credentials as a transformational force in higher education.

Study: Online Learning May Not Solve the College Affordability Problem

Could online learning help institutions provide a lower-cost education to more students? That's a question that Richard Garrett, Eduventures chief research officer, examined recently in a brief on the Encoura website. What's needed, Garrett concluded, is a "creative [blend] of in-person and online learning" within institutions to "produce the best mix of cost reduction and high quality."

6 College Experiences that Spell Confidence in Job Outlook

The share of current students who expect to graduate with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the job market goes up with the greater the number of specific experiences they have during their college years. That finding came out of a survey of 32,000 U.S. undergraduates undertaken by polling company Gallup and Strada Education Network, a nonprofit that focuses on setting up pathways between college and career.

Hacking the Hackathon at OSU

Hackathons are popular events, but how can their organizers ensure that participants will have the most productive experience possible? Researchers at Oklahoma State University are studying the hackathon.

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