Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Researchers Crowdsource Creation of Worldwide Map of Power Grid

Researchers at Technical University of Munich are crowdsourcing data related to the world's power grid for OpenGridMap — a planning tool that will be useful as the world continues to covert to more broadly to renewable forms of energy in the face of climate change.

UCLA Researchers Apply Machine Learning to Identify Anti-Vaxxer Narrative

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at UCLA undertook development of a computational model that is intended to reflect how people think and communicate, in order to teach computers how to interpret the flow of posts on the internet as part of a "structured narrative." The researchers focused on online interactions surrounding the topic of vaccinations.

Pepperdine U to Establish International Network of Makerspace Clubs

A four-year project at Pepperdine University will work to establish a network of 12 makerspace clubs in the United States, Europe and Africa.

New USC Research Center to Study Educational Value of the Internet of Things

A new center at the University of Southern California aims to apply the real-time data generated by the Internet of Things to teaching and learning.

CMU Researchers Fine-Tune Flu Season Forecasting

A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers has put its own flu forecasting operations to work. Once again this year, they'll be monitoring the results of various approaches to figure out which one is more accurate: using artificial intelligence and machine learning, or crowdsourcing the predictions. What they learn from the process can be applied to predict other kinds of outbreaks.



Annual FIRE Survey Finds Improvement in College Free Speech Policies

A new report out from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has issued red lights to 40 percent of institutions of higher education for their "severely restrictive" written policies on free speech. This year's survey of speech policies encompassed 449 schools.

3 Forces Shaping Ed Tech in 2017

Ovum's latest report examines the key trends that are expected to impact higher education in the new year.

Coming of Age: The Online Research Data Repository

CT asks Ray Uzwyshyn, the director of digital and collection services for the Texas State University library, about research data repositories — a technology that is just coming into its own. He offers both a current view of the technology and insight into its impact.

Attendance, Grades, Course Materials, Discussion Board Engagement Top List of Most Important LMS Activities

A new study from Civitas Learning, based on aggregated data collected using 4 million student records from 68 institutions, has identified attendance, LMS grades, course material engagement and discussion board engagement as the four most predictive types of LMS activities.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

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