Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: AI, IoT, Cyber Threats Will Shape the Internet's Future

Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and security concerns are among the biggest forces that will impact the internet over the next five to seven years, according to a new report from the Internet Society, a nonprofit focused on the open development, evolution and use of the internet.

Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.

First-Year College Credits and Strong GPA Big Predictor of CC Student Success

A deep drill into longitudinal data whose collection began in 2002 has uncovered a set of predictors that can help community colleges identify those students most likely to earn a college degree.

Survey: Blended Learning on the Rise

Most faculty in our second annual Teaching with Technology Survey said they employ a mix of online and face-to-face instruction, and many are using the flipped model in their courses.

Video on Its Way to Becoming Education Norm

Video has become as ubiquitous in higher education classrooms as big screens in the fitness center and Hulu in residential halls, according to the latest results of Kaltura's "The State of Video in Education" report.



Users Getting Better at Identifying Phishing Attacks

Users today are more likely to recognize a phishing attack than they were a year ago, according to new data from Wombat Security Technologies.

Nursing Ed Using More Virtual Simulation, Other New Tech

A recent survey of thought leaders in the nursing field revealed that nursing education programs are accelerating adoption of virtual simulation and other cutting-edge technologies.

Link between Low Broadband Access and Lower Degree Achievement Noted in Florida

A lack of widely available broadband is correlated to a smaller percentage of residents with college degrees or certificates. That's the suggestion of a presentation made recently in Florida to the Higher Education Coordinating Council.

Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results

The researchers found that just providing students with access to technology at the K-12 level had limited impact on learning outcomes while also allowing them to improve their computer proficiency. At the college level it was a different story. There "bright spots" surfaced that warranted "further study."

Study: Positive First-Year Orientation Impacts Overall Student Experience

In a recent survey of nearly 25,000 college students, those who had a positive experience with their first-year orientation for 17 percent more likely to report a positive student life experience. Conversely, students with a poor orientation experience were 71 percent more likely to report grades of C or lower.

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