Thought Leadership and Research

Our team is committed to improving the experiences of teachers and students.

Our team is actively engaged in research focused on improving student experience and academic outcomes, and enabling pedagogical innovation in partnership with faculty.

Thought Leadership and Research

DV X Labs Incubator

DV X Labs Incubator is DeVry Education Group’s research organization and incubator that unites voices from teaching, research, design and technology to re-imagine education for the digital age. Activities include a bi-annual learning summit featuring academic institutions and outside experts to share innovative ideas and best practices in online education and education technology, an academic technology start-ups incubator, ideation, proof of concepts, rapid prototyping and experiments driven by academic and competitor research.

Communications, Engagement and Outcomes

DeVry Online Services has entered into a research agreement with Stanford University to explore the ways in which faculty in an online classroom communicate with students to effect increased student engagement and improved learning outcomes.

Real-Time Insights

DV X is participating in a beta program with Civitas Learning. Aim is a platform that analyzes student demographic, behavioral, and performance data to provide predictive insights about educational systems, programs, content, and teaching approaches. Insights will be delivered in near real-time directly to students, faculty and advisors via dashboards.

Learning Outcome Management in Nursing Education

Chamberlain College of Nursing has adopted a learning outcome management system to conduct programmatic assessment. Faculty have established longitudinal goals for each course within a program to measure improvement from student matriculation to graduation and achievement of program outcomes.

Simulation in Nursing Education

To accommodate graduate students who cannot find a practicum site and mentor, Chamberlain College of Nursing has developed simulations in a 3D virtual world in Second Life. Students use an avatar (a graphical representation of themselves) to interact with their mentor, lead meetings, teach classes, counsel their employees, conduct interviews, care for patients and families and perform community assessments.

3D Printing in Medical Education

The Center for Excellence in Simulation Education (CESE), a division of the DeVry Healthcare Group has begun a research and development process to meet the needs of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Carrington Colleges. Project is leveraging 3D Printing technology to customize or develop simulators to improve outcomes for vet and dental hygienists in training.

Featured White Papers

Adaptive Learning:

DV X is exploring fast evolving learning technologies which adjust the level of instruction to meet a student’s individual needs in real time. Presently, the team is running controlled experiments to measure if the Knewton Adaptive Learning platform improves student success and how it affects the teaching and learning experience.

Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States (2013)

The survey is designed, administered and analyzed by the Babson Survey Research Group, with data collection conducted in partnership with the College Board, and is sponsored in part by Pearson and the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium). Using responses from more than 2,800 colleges and universities, this study is aimed at answering fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education.

Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States

Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States is the tenth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. The survey is designed, administered and analyzed by the Babson Survey Research Group. Data collection is conducted in partnership with the College Board. This year’s study, like those for the previous nine years, tracks the opinions of chief academic officers and is aimed at answering fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education.

Learning Summit: The Future of Online Education Remains Bright

Online education is becoming mainstream, with as many as one-third of all college students taking at least one class online. As this approach to education matures, the colleges and universities that use it are tackling a whole new set of issues.

A recent forum – sponsored by Huron Education and DeVry Education Group – took a look at some answers to these questions, and featured an information exchange about a number of other issues in online education.


A New Normal: Transformation in the World of Higher Education

The world of higher education is in a period of significant transition: today’s postsecondary students are older and are concurrently balancing school demands with jobs and families. With workforce experience, they are entering (and returning to) college with expectations for skill-based career training. Demand for online coursework and credentialing, certification programs, and continuing education courses is skyrocketing among both traditional and non-traditional students. This article outlines four data-substantiated trends that will help institutions of higher learning adapt to the needs of a diverse prospective student population.

When Ed Meets Tech

EdTech combines “education” and “technology.” Some of us occasionally forget about the education part, or underestimate the value of the technology. In either case, that’s a missed opportunity to drive big change. Although educators commonly view technology as a collection of tools wielded by professors and consumed by students in service of pedagogy to enhance the existing experience, it can be much more, and inspire entirely new ways of designing the educational process.