Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Average Annual Cost of Textbooks at $602

Students spent less on average for their course materials this year than last year; and that's way lower than they paid a decade ago, according to the latest results reported by the National Association of College Stores, which surveyed college students in the United States and Canada.

Half of Online Students Would Not Opt for Live Courses

New research into the demographics of online college students found 50 percent of them would probably not choose to attend classes on a physical campus.

Penn State Launches Center for Research of Education Inequity

A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.

Research: Video Usage in Ed Continues Ramp-up

When it comes to the use of video in education, the over-riding theme — as we might expect — is more, more, more, according to the findings of a new survey.

NYU Researchers Find Cybersecurity Risks in 3D Printing

A new report from NYU researchers found that printing orientation and insertion of fine defects could affect the outcome of 3D printed products.



Assistance, Please! Smartphone Users Prefer Help with Privacy Settings

Sorting out privacy settings for apps on a smartphone is no job for a mere mortal. A research project at Carnegie Mellon University found that most people preferred the settings offered up by an automated "personalized privacy assistant" compared to the ones they could figure out for themselves.

MIT Researchers Create Secure, Fast Anonymity System

The new system, Riffle, uses several existing encryption techniques to provide anonymity for users.

Software, Classroom Management Top Interests Among Educators for Online Professional Learning

According to a new survey, educators typically take advantage of online professional learning (PL) opportunities because they are personally interested in finding out more about subjects; they're most interested in learning about software and digital resources and classroom management; and they're more likely to take advantage if they've been teaching for less than 20 years.

More Than 90 Percent of Institutions Offer Alternative Credentials

The same study to report this statistic also found that millennial students prefer badging and certificates to traditional degrees.

NJEDge.Net: Advancing Education and Research

CT talks with Ed Chapel, Senior Vice President at NJEDge.Net, about the role of New Jersey's Research and Education Network (REN) and how it serves the higher education and related K-12, government, and nonprofit sectors.

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