Research, Surveys & Forecasts

Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.

Study Uncovers How Ed Tech Decision-Making Works

According to a recent survey, higher education people most often turn to each other when they're trying to make decisions about education technology. And it's not uncommon for them to start with a particular technology and then find a problem to solve, vs. identifying a pedagogical need and then looking for the tech tools that would address the challenges.

Online and Adult Learners More Satisfied with College Experience than Traditional Students

According to a new national survey, online and adult students are generally more satisfied with their overall college experience than traditional on-campus students.

U.S. Universities Earn Global Top Spots for Employability of Grads

Four United States universities topped this year's Times Higher Education rankings for graduates who are the "most employable."

California Schools Tackle Achievement Gaps of Largest Demographic in State: Latino Students

While educational outcomes for Latino students have improved in recent decades, according to a new report from the Education Trust - West, there's still plenty of room for progress.

Growth in International Student Enrollment Slows, Even as Impact of Global Perspective Intensifies

Even as the number of international students in the United States increased by 3 percent over the prior year, the count for those enrolled at a U.S. institution for the first time in fall 2016 declined by nearly 10,000 students — the first time the "Open Doors" project has seen a drop of those numbers in the 12 years since it began this reporting.

Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan

In a recent survey, most chief academic officers (CAOs) at 359 two- and four-year institutions (86 percent) agreed that digital content and learning can improve the student experience. Eighty-seven percent of CAOs said digital learning resources "make learning more efficient and effective for students"; and 74 percent agreed that digital content would provide a richer and more personalized learning experience over print resources.

Report: Most Women Decide Early Against a Cybersecurity Career

By the age of 16, most women in the United States, Europe and Israel have already decided not to pursue a career in cybersecurity, according to a new study from Kaspersky Lab.

Most Public Universities Pursuing Rich Students at Expense of Poor Ones

Nearly two-thirds of selective public institutions are enrolling fewer low-income students than they did in the late 1990s. At more than half of those universities (54 percent) the increase in affluent students came at the direct expense of low-income ones. That's what's revealed in the latest New America project to examine student mobility.

Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital

Fifty-three percent of students in a recent survey said they prefer classes that use digital learning tools, according to a new report from McGraw-Hill Education.

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