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Tablet Shipments Remain Strong Despite 2-Year Decline

Tablet shipments will drop for the second straight year, dipping 9.6 percent below 2015 totals, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., and will face another down year in 2017 before rebounding slightly in 2018 on the strength of detachables.

Report: Virtual Reality Shipments to Shoot up 2,400 Percent This Year

Shipments of virtual reality devices will expand by more than 2,400 percent this year according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

Perceived Rise in College Tuition Hits 'Access' Students Disproportionately

Choosing a college has become much like buying a car. The sticker price is only the beginning of negotiations. Yet with college, many students don't realize that, and their anxiety about the "high sticker price" of tuition and fees often prevents them from even considering highly selective institutions over "safer" choices, such as in-state public institutions.

Where's the 'Computer Science' in STEM?

According to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a non-profit science and technology think tank, while there's a certain "groundswell of interest" in CS in the United States, it's still not enough to address the high demand for skilled workers among employers.

Report: Global Lecture Capture Solutions Market Will Increase 22 Percent

The report also lists companies that are projected to drive the market’s growth.



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.

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