Research, Surveys & Forecasts

Federal Research Funding Grows $3.7 Billion

Federal funding for basic and applied research grew 6 percent in the most recent year’s data, with projections for more modest growth through 2016.

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Bandwidth Hogs: What's Clogging Up Campus Networks?

Tablets, mobile phones or traditional computers: Which are the biggest bandwidth hogs on campus?

Research: 5 Ways Adaptive Learning Has Changed

In three years, adaptive learning has evolved from an ill-defined concept in higher ed to a key category of education technology, according to a new report from consulting firm Tyton Partners. And the most significant change since 2012: the development of new adaptive technology features to meet institutional needs.

U Illinois and IBM To Power up Cognitive Computing

A new research center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will explore how machine learning systems can advance cognitive computing.

MIT Researchers Develop AI Cybersecurity Platform

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a cybersecurity system that combines human and machine-learning approaches to reduce cyber attacks and false positives.

Report: Career and Technical Ed Outcomes Prove Potent

According to a new research project that examined career and technical education (CTE) in Arkansas, students with a stronger focus on CTE were more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to enroll in a two-year college and more likely to be employed after high school and have a higher wage.

Only 1 in 5 Students Obtain All Learning Materials Legally

A new study on student piracy makes a convincing case for open educational resources in higher education.

Half of MOOC Users in Developing Countries Get Certificates

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that the use of massive open online courses is much different in emerging countries than in the United States and, in some ways, more in line with what MOOC's original proponents had in mind.

Colleges Drowning in Student Data (and Tech Vendor Sales Calls)

Enrollment leaders within higher ed are "awash in data" and "a swirling array of technology vendors," all of whom purport to be able to help schools pull "insights from data." So even though enrollment management directors see the value in the use of technology for their jobs, because they receive "dozens" of vendor contacts weekly, they've also become "understandably jaded." So expressed a new report from Eduventures that examines the state of enrollment management within colleges and universities.

Facebook, Twitter Engagement Done Best at Baylor and UW-Madison

Want to know how to do Twitter or Facebook right at your institution? You might want to study the practices used by the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the first and Baylor University for the second. Those two institutions have been deemed the "top users" of the those social media sites by Engagement Labs, which develops technology for measuring online social engagement.

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