Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Carnegie Mellon Algorithm Uncovers Online Social Site Fraudsters

A research team at Carnegie Mellon University has developed open source software that will allow social media sites to identify fraudulent accounts, reviews and followers.

Students Report: Classroom Use of Tech Getting Lamer

More students earned better grades in their face-to-face courses than they did in their online courses. And more of them said they believe they could do even better if their professors used more technology in the classroom. Yet in some ways student confidence in the use of classroom technology appears to be on the wane. Those are some of the conclusions shared recently from a May 2016 survey of 500 college students.

Study Finds 14 Common Traits for Strong STEM Outcomes

A five-year study from George Washington University, George Mason University and SRI International found 14 traits that exemplary STEM high schools have in common.

Michigan State U to Develop ‘Smart’ Counseling Tech

The National Science foundation awarded Michigan State University a $1 million grant to develop iSee, mobile technology that measures human behavior.

OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years

A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.



Time Spent with Course Content Isn't Biggest LMS Predictor of Student Success

The biggest predictor of student achievement (based on their use of a learning management system) isn't the amount of time they spend working with course content; nor is it how long they spend taking assessments or participating in discussion forums.

Kent State U Project Catalogs, Creates Apps for Special Education

Educators and researchers at Kent State University have launched an app that teaches mathematical reasoning to students in special education, as well as a website that catalogs similar resources.

Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace

Safe social media use is the No. 1 cybersecurity challenge for employees, according to the latest report from Wombat Security Technologies on security awareness issues in enterprise organizations.

Penn State Platform Connects Researchers to Industry Funding

A new platform from Pennsylvania State University provides a standardized way for faculty to form industry partnerships and connect to funding opportunities.

U of Washington Summer Program Projects Impact Transportation, Food Industries

The Data Science for Social Good summer program brought teams of students and data scientists together to work on projects that impact public policy.

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