Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: OER Continues Moderate Growth Track

Where OER particularly succeeds, researchers found, is in large-enrollment introductory-level courses, those taken by the largest numbers of students, taught in multiple segments and typically part of requirements.

Americans See Range of Problems Plaguing STEM Education

Gender discrimination was also a major issue among STEM professionals.

STEM Majors on Rise even as College Enrollment Shrinks

While all types of institutions have seen drops in enrollment, many STEM programs have seen increases.

Michigan CC Masters Student Transfer Processes

To counter a "complex and confusing" college transfer process, a community college in Michigan has dug in to figure out ways to simplify transfers for its students. The result, as explained in a new report from the Community College Research Center and a "playbook" issued by the project's lead investigator, is the development of 225 distinct plans with partner institutions intended to streamline the transfer process for students and improve their success rates.

More and Different Data Needed to Track Quality of STEM Undergrad Education

Improving STEM undergraduate education will require tracking student demographics, instructor use of evidence-based teaching practices, student transfer patterns and other yet-unmeasured dimensions of science, technology, engineering and math education.



Lack of Tech Savvy Holding Back Developmental Ed Efforts

Research released this past fall found that technology is not the silver bullet needed to help students in developmental education — without a few other elements in place as well.

2017 IT Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey Results

Information technology professionals across the country report on their compensation, experience, outlook on the future, top challenges and more.

Survey: 94% of Students Want to Use Their Cell Phones in Class

A whopping 94 percent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes.

IDC Predicts Jump in Internet of Things Spending in 2018

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase 14.6 percent in 2018, reaching $772.5 billion, according to the latest report from International Data Corp.

Trends: Phablets to Dominate Smartphone Market

Phablets will overtake sales of regular smartphones by 2019 and will climb from 611 million shipments this year to 1 billion in 2021, according to a new forecast.

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