Research, Surveys & Forecasts

Survey: E-mail, Storage Are Top IT Functions in the Cloud

Fifty-nine percent of IT and network managers in a recent survey use the cloud to support e-mail at their institution, and 41 percent for data file storage.

Report: Student Loan Debt Reaches $1.4 Trillion

Student loan debt in the United States has grown 149 percent over the last decade to reach $1.4 trillion, according to a new report. Over the same period, the average student loan debt per person went up 62 percent.

Personal Computing Devices Expected to Decline Through 2021

Global shipments of personal computing devices are expected to decline slightly through 2021, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 percent, according to the latest forecast from International Data Corp.

Report: Smartwatches Take Up Nearly a Third of All Wearables Sales

Wearables generated $30.5 billion this year, with smartwatches raking in roughly a third of total sales, according to a new Gartner forecast.

As Rural Participation in AP Courses Climbs, Average Passing Scores Hold Steady

A new assessment has found that students in rural areas are rapidly catching up on Advanced Placement (AP) testing compared to their urban and suburban peers.

Fed Spending on Science & Engineering Dipped Slightly

A new report shows that obligations from federal agencies to academic institutions for science and engineering dropped from $31.1 billion in fiscal year 2014 to $30.5 billion in fiscal year 2015.

Most Faculty Say Technology Has Made Their Jobs Easier

Our 2017 Teaching with Technology Survey found that faculty have a positive outlook about technology's impact on their work, teaching effectiveness, student learning and more.

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots to learn.

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021, with VR, AR, 3D printing and visual data analytics as the top four product segments.

Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

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