Research, Surveys & Forecasts

Assistance, Please! Smartphone Users Prefer Help with Privacy Settings

Sorting out privacy settings for apps on a smartphone is no job for a mere mortal. A research project at Carnegie Mellon University found that most people preferred the settings offered up by an automated "personalized privacy assistant" compared to the ones they could figure out for themselves.

MIT Researchers Create Secure, Fast Anonymity System

The new system, Riffle, uses several existing encryption techniques to provide anonymity for users.

Software, Classroom Management Top Interests Among Educators for Online Professional Learning

According to a new survey, educators typically take advantage of online professional learning (PL) opportunities because they are personally interested in finding out more about subjects; they're most interested in learning about software and digital resources and classroom management; and they're more likely to take advantage if they've been teaching for less than 20 years.

More Than 90 Percent of Institutions Offer Alternative Credentials

The same study to report this statistic also found that millennial students prefer badging and certificates to traditional degrees.

NJEDge.Net: Advancing Education and Research

CT talks with Ed Chapel, Senior Vice President at NJEDge.Net, about the role of New Jersey's Research and Education Network (REN) and how it serves the higher education and related K-12, government, and nonprofit sectors.

U Michigan MIDAS Program Backs Student Success Research

The University of Michigan is self-funding two new research projects that explore student success.

Report: Wearable Shipments to Top 100 Million This Year

Global shipments of wearable devices will grow 29 percent over 2015 to hit 101.9 million units this year according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corp.

Research Suggests Students Learn More When Working Together in Virtual Reality Games

With the help of a virtual reality game their professor created, some students at Cornell University have gathered evidence that interacting with other people in a game-playing atmosphere may help them learn more.

Research to Examine Just Where Entry-Level Workers Gain 21st Century Skills

A study is underway to figure out just how people gain their skills in collaboration, communication, problem solving and self-regulated learning.

Report: California Colleges Produce Low Number of STEM Graduates

A new report highlights the mismatch between the availability of STEM jobs and the number of qualified workers in the Golden State.

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