Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: Wearables Continue Counting Off Growth

The wearables market retains its steady growth, rising 17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to International Data Corporation's recent Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report.

Report: iPad, Mac Use Growing in Higher Ed

Ninety-four percent of higher education institutions in a recent survey said they use Apple's iPad to enhance learning, while 80 percent use Mac devices.

Report: Lack of Mentors, Female Role Models Top List of Barriers Facing Women in Tech

The ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) released “The Future Tech Workforce: Breaking Gender Barriers,” a report from its global survey of more than 500 women working across a range of tech industries. The report looks at why women are underrepresented in the field and identifies the top five barriers experienced by women in tech.

Report: Courseware, Learning Analytics See Most Acquisitions in Ed Tech Market

Consulting and research firm Adventures released its 2017 Higher Education Technology Landscape Report, which provides ongoing analysis of the technology market to support higher education decision-makers tasked with choosing products from hundreds of vendors.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Double in 2017

A new spending analysis from International Data Corp (IDC) predicts worldwide revenues will double this year — from $6.1 billion in 2016 to 13.9 billion in 2017. Furthermore, AR/VR spending is expected to accelerate over the next several years, achieving a CAGR of 198 percent over the 2015-2020 forecast period and reaching $143.3 billion in 2020.



U Illinois Urbana-Champaign ‘Cultivates’ Research With AgTech Industry

A new lab seeks to innovate grower solutions in North America using UIUC’s student talent.

9 in 10 Students Admit to Cheating in College, Suspect Faculty Do the Same

Students cheat frequently using a variety of techniques, and some believe their instructors are prone to the do same as well. That's the bottom line from a survey done by a company that performs private investigations and digital and business forensics.

3 Short-Term Measures for Showing Whether College Reform Will Work

A new report suggested that "credit momentum," "gateway momentum" and "program momentum" can predict long-term success.

Americans Distrust Institutions to Protect Data but Follow Lousy Personal Security Practices

Nearly half of Americans (49 percent) said they feel their personal data is less secure than it has been in the past.

Mid-Tier Colleges Do Better Job of Upward Mobility

An organization using data to understand how to improve the economic opportunities for low-income people has developed a set of "mobility report cards" to rank universities and colleges by how well their students "climb the income ladder."

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