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Only Half of Homes in Continental U.S. Receive 'True' Broadband Internet Access

A new report from research firm The NPD Group found that just 50% of homes in the continental United States have access to broadband internet with a download speed of 25Mbps or higher.

Gartner: 7 Security and Risk Management Trends for 2022

In a recent report, Gartner outlined seven trends impacting cybersecurity and risk management practices in the coming year.

Survey: How the Pandemic Impacted Student Enrollment Choices

More than 40% of college students in a recent survey said their decision to attend their current institution was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By 2026, 1 in 4 People Will Spend at Least 1 Hour Per Day in the Metaverse

Gartner predicts that within four years, 25% of people will spend at least one hour per day in the metaverse — a "collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality … accessible through any type of device," as the research firm defines the term.

Survey: 1 in 4 Students Say They're Assigned Too Many Learning Tools

More than a quarter of students (27%) in a recent poll said they are being assigned too many different learning tools in their courses. And 16% reported they have difficulty navigating and using those tools.



Educational Robotics Market to Reach $4 Billion by 2028

The need for robotics in education will help drive double-digit annual growth worldwide through 2028, according to a forecast from Emergen Research.

Data Leaks from Education Ransomware Attacks Doubled in 2021, CrowdStrike Says in Global Threat Report

A new report released today by cybersecurity intelligence experts at CrowdStrike revealed that ransomware-related data leaks rose 82% in 2021, as cybercriminals are increasingly focusing on three areas: endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data.

Evidence-Based Teaching, Faculty Mindset, Student Outcomes the Subject of New National Study

The Association of College and University Educators is embarking on a major new study that will examine the relationship between evidence-based teaching practices, faculty mindset and student outcomes in gateway courses.

Survey of College Students Shows High Interest in Peer Mental Health Counseling Services, Especially in Marginalized Groups

A recent survey of more than 2,000 U.S. college students reveals widespread interest in peer mental health counseling services, with one in five respondents having already used such programs, and more than 60% of those who haven't saying they are interested in using them. 

Report: Top Uses of Video in Teaching and Learning

In a recent survey, a whopping 97% of education professionals agreed that video is essential to students' academic experience.