Category Archives: Education

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  1. Trends in Higher Education

    The education industry has faced its fair share of hurtles since the economic downturn. It’s clear that a prosperous economy requires an improved educational system (among other things), but the kinks in the rope have yet to be worked out to figure out exactly how to achieve improvement. Thoughts differ on how to achieve a Read more

  2. Two Approaches to Feasibility Studies

    In some ways, feasibility studies are like football-you can go wide or deep with the research, but you often cannot do both at the same time. We often find that many clients will have a couple of concepts they would like to test, but also want to know “what else” they can offer. As a Read more

  3. Conducting a Higher Education Program Feasibility Study: 5 Things To Consider

      As budgets become increasingly strained with every passing year, higher education institutions are turning to market research firms to investigate the viability of their current and potential academic programs. Many institutions require feasibility research as part of the program approval process, and for good reason. At RMS, we routinely conduct these studies, and have Read more

  4. 7 Tips to Boost Graduate Survey Response Rates

    One of the most basic and most commonly used types of survey instruments among higher education institutions is the graduate survey. A graduate survey is a quantitative tool that is administered to recent graduates of the college or university to better understand career progression and understand how the college or university met his or her needs. Read more

  5. Higher Education Trends: The Cost of Not Going to College

    Over the past few years, there has been a growing concern that high education costs combined with uncertain employment prospects for recent graduates have created a situation where a college degree is no longer worth the cost. The Research Bunker Blog addressed this topic in a post last year about fiscal challenges in higher education. Read more

  6. Higher Education Trends: Rethinking MOOCs

    Over the past year or so, The Research Bunker Blog has been tracking the development of massive online open courses (MOOCs) and their impact on higher education. Much has been written about the ups and downs of the course format during that time, and the future at this point is still very uncertain. In the Read more

  7. Graduate Survey Case Study | Market Research

    Background: A higher education institution partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) to conduct ongoing graduate surveys. The institution’s goals were to obtain feedback from graduates of the college regarding their experience as a student approximately 6 months following their graduation. RMS is a graduate survey firm located outside of Syracuse, NY with a client roster Read more

  8. 2013 Higher Education Trends: Blended Learning

    Much of the recent discussion about  technology in higher education has centered on MOOCs. Here at the Bunker Blog, we’ve featured two MOOC posts this year. (You can read them here and here.) But one reality that shouldn’t get lost in all of the hype is the fact that MOOCs represent only one of several Read more

  9. 2013 Higher Education Trends: MOOCs Revisited

    Back in January, The Research Bunker Blog featured a post that talked about the emerging trend of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Half a year has passed since then and there have been a number of noteworthy developments on the MOOC front. Earlier this week, it was reported that San Jose State University has suspended Read more

  10. 2013 Higher Education Trends: STEM Education

    One of the cornerstones of education policy in the United States in recent years is an attempt to bolster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education. The Obama Administration has made STEM a high-profile priority in its efforts to address challenges in the American educational system. STEM education is widely viewed by industry, educators and Read more

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