Research, Surveys & Forecasts


NSF Ranks R&D Spending in Higher Ed

The National Science Foundation recently released its annual ranking of total R&D expenditures for more than 900 colleges and universities.

MAGIC at RIT: Engineering the 'Happy Accident'

What happens when you mix a high-end technology sandbox loaded with ample, cutting-edge digital media tools and production facilities with some of the world's brightest students and most innovative faculty? Andy Phelps talks about MAGIC at RIT.

Multimodal Biometrics Strengthen Mobile Security

Passwords and PIN numbers for smartphones offer weak security for mobile devices, but a team of California State University, Fullerton researchers have found that multimodal biometrics (a combination of face, fingerprint and voice authentication schemes) significantly improve mobile security.

Report: Flipped and Mobile Helping to Drive Growing Momentum in E-Learning Content and Courses

The generic e-learning course market is projected to grow by 8 percent per year over the next four years, driven primarily by growth in general purpose learning applications, cost-effectiveness of generic e-learning courses and increased adoption of mobile learning.

Report: IT Professionals Worldwide Say It’s Still Early for AR Adoption

A new survey of global IT professionals and consumers looks at the risks and rewards of augmented reality and the Internet of Things.



MIT CSAIL Lab Develops Wireless VR System

Researchers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology lab have created a prototype system that enables any VR headset to work wirelessly.

Report: Private Colleges, Universities Expand Online Learning Opportunities

Online education programs and courses are on the rise at private colleges and universities compared to three years ago, according to a new report from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Learning House.

Report: Parents Concerned About Academic Stress

The majority of parents think academic expectations are putting too much pressure on their children, and a significant number of kids are experiencing mental health problems as a result.

Report: Video Captions Benefit Virtually All Students

The majority of students use video captions and video transcripts to help themselves improve focus, retain information, engage with material and improve comprehension, according to a new study from Oregon State University. However, many institutions do not offer captions or video transcripts despite a legal obligation to do so.

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — including what hardware and systems will bite the dust over the next 10 years.

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