Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Protecting Privacy while Leveraging Opportunity

UCLA's chief privacy officer talks about the differences between privacy and information security in higher education along with the need to consider opportunities as well as risks.

Online STEM Courses Need More Real-World Interactivity

What do students want in the learning activities for their online STEM courses? They'd prefer more real-life problems to solve and instructional resources such as simulations, case studies, videos and demonstrations, according to a research project from the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida

Video Captioning on the Rise for Both Social Access and Compliance

Captioning in video, while still not the norm, is on the rise. While just 34 percent of respondents to a 2017 survey on the topic said they caption all of their videos, that grew to 36 percent in 2018 — even as the share of organizations that are publishing more than 500 hours of video content annually is growing (up from 17 percent last year to 29 percent this year). These responses surfaced during a survey on the "State of Captioning," produced by 3PlayMedia.

Earning a Community College Certificate in Oregon Can Double Pay of Young People

Young people who earn a certificate from a community college in the state of Oregon can, in some cases, double their pay. A new research project from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce found that finishing a community college certificate boosted the earnings of workers ages 24 and younger by about $21,000 a year.

Students Feel More Secure About Getting Jobs, But Skills Gaps Persist

College students are showing more confidence in their ability to get jobs in their career areas. More than four in 10 (41 percent) said they were "extremely" or "very" prepared, compared to about three in 10 (29 percent) last year, according to the latest McGraw-Hill Education Future Workforce Survey.



5 Critical Gaps in STEM Skills

The STEM "talent gap" is a fairly broad term that really covers "five critical gaps," according to a new report.

Undergrads Who Do Hands-on Research More Likely to Pursue STEM Doctoral Degrees

A new study found that college students who participate in undergraduate research experiences are more likely to seek advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or math fields.

Survey: 7 in 10 People Don't Believe Online Classes Can Provide a 'True College Experience'

In spite of the fact that nine in 10 people believe online and distance learning programs will grow in popularity over time, seven in 10 don't think that students can a get a "true college experience" from an online-only program. That drops to five in 10 for those students who have attended a blended learning course. Those results surfaced in "Online Education Trendspots," a survey intended to understand experiences and perceptions of online or distance education programs.

Two-Thirds of Online Students Do Some Coursework on a Mobile Device

In a survey of 1,500 "past, present and prospective fully online students," most are taking advantage of — or want — the option to use smartphones or tablets for their class work. Among current and past students, 67 percent completed at least some of their online coursework on a mobile device. The research was conducted by Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

Survey: Most Students Say Online Learning Is as Good or Better Than Face-to-Face

In a survey of 1,500 online students, most considered the value of their degree equal to or greater than the cost they paid to take it. Among those who have attended face-to-face and online courses, the majority said that online learning is as good as or better than attending courses on campus. The survey was conducted by Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

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