Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Top 3 Trends to Impact Community Colleges by 2021

Education technology is one of three "emerging trends" poised to impact the United States community college market from 2017-2021, according to a new report from Technavio.

Follett Introduces New Tool to Bridge Gap Between OERs, Content and Technology

Follett, a provider of education technology, services and content, this week is rolling out a new tool, Collections by Destiny, which will allow librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across a district, schools or between users.

Report: Colleges And Universities Should Offer More Alternative Credentials

Younger students are more interested in alternatives to traditional degree offerings, such as microcredentials, certificates and other short-term opportunities, according to a new report from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and Blackboard.

Survey: University Deans Predict Significant Change in the Next Decade

More than two-thirds of college and university deans in a recent survey believe that in 10 years, the United States higher education system will be much different than it is today. But many are also worried about their own institution's to respond to change.

Led by Watches, Wearables Market Expected to Nearly Double by 2021

According to the latest prediction from International Data Corp., the worldwide wearables market will increase 20.4 percent this year compared to 2016, and nearly double by 2021 — reaching a total of 240.1 million units shipped that year.



Study: Online Students Want Interaction, Community

Online students crave interaction with classmates and instructors, according to a new report from Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

Report: Faculty Support Lacking for Wide Adoption of Digital Learning

Most colleges and universities cover digital learning in their strategic plan, and a large number have made it a core aspect of their plans. Yet, execution is uneven and digital learning hasn't come close to meeting administrator or faculty expectations, according to new data from Babson Survey Research Group and Tyton Partners.

Embry-Riddle Receives $1 Million from Feds for Phase II of Intelligent Aerial Systems Project

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida Wednesday received a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as part of the second phase of a project to build a specialized flight control system capable of navigating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in unknown environments.

Alternative Pathways Programs Could Fill Training Gap for Low-income Adults

Could alternative pathways programs provide an alternative to traditional education efforts in helping low-income adults change their economic prospects? That's the topic of two related reports from Tyton Partners, which examined the essential ingredients needed for success in APPs.

Hobsons' Predictive Analytics Integration: From the PAR Framework to Holistic Tools

Ellen Wagner talks about how Hobsons' integration of predictive analytics, including the PAR Framework, has provided the education sector with tools to approach a myriad of issues more holistically — from college and career planning, to recruitment and student matching, to admissions, advising, and student success.

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