Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Study Reports Students Are Dissatisfied with Their University’s Digital Strategy

A new, multi-national study also found that students want to see a single application to track progress on their degree.

U.S. Universities Come Out on Top in Country Ranking

In a country-by-country comparison of universities, the United States comes out on top when the criteria encompasses whole system strength, access, performance of leading institutions and the impact of national investment in higher education.

Study: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom.

Tuition Discount Rates at Private Colleges Increase, Providing More Aid for Students

Students at private colleges paid less than sticker price this year, while institutions faced acute consequences, reported NACUBO.

Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need To Face some Amount of Online Risk

If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety.



Hiring Experts Still Mostly Boggled by Digital Credentials

The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.

Research Project Mixes Humans and Machines for Better Crowdsourcing

How do you maintain the "big picture" in crowdsourcing when a bunch of people are handling different pieces of the work? A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Bosch argue that computers can guide the process and do a better job than humans could in many cases.

Survey: Instructional Designers 'Pivotal' in Tech Adoption

A report on instructional designers in post-secondary education found them to be pivotal to technology adoption but also noted that they face a number of obstacles, not the least of which is faculty resistance.

Report: Consortia-Wide Adoption of Common LMS Improves Efficiency, Reduces Costs

Up-front cost savings and operational efficiencies are two of the main reasons some education consortia adopt a common learning management system. Over time colleges have also seen pedagogical benefits to using a common LMS, according to a new report from the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative and Mindwires.

Western Governors U Launches Journal of Competency-Based Ed

Western Governors University and Wiley have partnered to launch The Journal of Competency-Based Education, which has released its inaugural issue.

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