The team at The Boedeker Group brings deep knowledge in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. We use this expertise to support our clients on their most important products, services, and initiatives. We also conduct our own research to support the markets that we serve.
Below are some of the recent studies The Boedeker Group has released:
Trends in Usage of Open Education Resources (OER) in Higher Education
Usage of open educational resources (OER) has grown in the last three years. A recent study conducted by The Boedeker Group with around 2000 professors in higher education institutions across North America estimates that this growth in OER usage will continue for at least the next three years.
- In addition to cost, what are the main reasons professors are adopting OER?
- Which disciplines are seeing the biggest increase in OER adoptions?
- How do faculty rate the effectiveness of OER resources compared to those sold by traditional publishers?
- At what price point do professors replace publisher-provided materials with OER?
In partnership with the Brian Murphy Group, The Boedeker Group invited thousands of professors to participate in an open educational resources survey. More than two thousand responded.
Order your copy of the Insights report outlining the results by clicking on the button below:
MOST IMPACTFUL MARKET DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
We conducted a survey with around 200 professors in higher education across numerous course areas to get their insights on market development activities that have the most impact on their adoption decisions. We learned:
- Seventy-seven percent of faculty who responded stated there’s one particular market development activity that most moves the needle for them. We share what that is.
- Compensation is not as big of a motivator for faculty to participate in market development activities as our clients thought. They reveal their true drivers in this study.
- There’s one particular activity that professors are least interested in participating in (but is a common ‘ask’ of publishers and educational technology companies).
This study conducted in fall of 2021 has shaped the types of activities we advise our clients to consider when conducting market research. Order your copy of the “Most Impactful Market Development Activities” insights report by clicking below:
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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION
When COVID-19 hit in March of 2020, classes all over the world were affected. In May of 2020, The Boedeker Group conducted a study with professors of higher education to learn about their major challenges to moving online (quickly), the resources they turned to for support, and how their plans for the fall semester changed based on the move to online courses. While this report is dated now, it provided actionable insights to learning resource providers so that they could best support their customers and their students during an unprecedented time.
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I worked with the Boedeker Group when I lost an in-house Market Development staff member and needed someone who could take the projects off my plate completely. When I first started with TBG, I was a little worried because the launch seemed to take a little longer than I was used to . . . but it turned out this is a signature move of TBG. Gina and her team take the time initially to ensure they understand you, your needs, and your project, and then they work independently and well. I’ve never had such a great hands-off experience. The final deliverables were polished, professional, and full of useful insights and actionable data. It turned out that spending a little extra time early on made for a smooth and easy process. A breath of fresh air, truly.
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The Boedeker Group helped support my higher ed product team’s market research, market development and market seeding efforts. We worked with a lot of vendors who performed similar jobs. The Boedeker Group was best in class. Setting aside how easy they are to work with, how well their group scales, what I valued most was the power and clarity of the market and product insight they provided. Gina and her team were game-changers for us.
We’ve worked with The Boedeker Group on a variety of market development projects and we’re always thrilled with the results. No matter what the task, whether high-stakes or smaller potatoes, the Boedeker Group listens carefully, confirms what is needed, and executes. Gina has deep experience in our industry and her instincts about what is needed are right on. It’s a pleasure to work with people who deliver such a thoughtful and well-crafted end product. Looking forward to collaborating in the future!
Gina Boedeker is a true partner. A creative, customer-centered thinker, who has mastered the art of listening. She is an immediate asset to any company or team and has the rare ability to dissect complex problems and market conditions to find simple and actionable solutions. She is one of the most talented and passionate individuals I have had the pleasure of working with and I highly recommend her and her consulting group.
We love working with The Boedeker Group and have already planned out our market development activities for next year with them. They are professional, and always deliver quality work on time. Plus, they are lovely people who are fun to work with.
The Boedeker Group developed and managed market research for a prospective product. After an initial meeting to talk about the project, everything else was out of my hands. It was such a relief to hand off a big task and then be able to sit back and watch it happen. At each step, The Boedeker Group sought my review and approval, and they acted quickly and appropriately on all of my input. They really became members of my team! The final report was incredibly thorough and included both short-term and long-term follow-up opportunities. A really good value!
Gina is very impressive. We asked for in-depth interviews to be done in one day and she delivered. We asked for her guidance on a rush quant study and she delivered. We will definitely be using her again!
Gina had an excellent way of digging into a very challenging market and gaining valuable insight. She was very proactive in her efforts and had great new ideas that brought a lot of value to the table. Between running focus groups, and having one-on-one conversations with our main customers, she always was able to provide insightful and quantifiable data to help us make decisions during our product development process. I would recommend using the Boedeker Group to anyone.
Gina Boedeker is among the most reliable product and marketing minds in the business. During our time together at McGraw-Hill, I observed firsthand Gina’s entrepreneurial spirit and remarkable abilities in her multiple positions of increased responsibility and span of control. Central to her success is a relentless pursuit of understanding every customer and each unique use case. She test and re-tests assumptions and proposed solutions. She engenders trust and cultivates relationships easily, is naturally curious, and isn’t afraid to take risks to create meaningful products with clever branding and associated marketing campaigns. Gina is hyper-organized and consistently executes on her plans—always on time, usually early. Gina was considered a role model by her colleagues and by senior leadership, having grown market share and consistently launching new products that exceeded their top- and bottom-line forecasts. Finally, Gina exhibits uncommon humility and humanity and celebrates the success of others generously. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
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I recently attended a Virtual Focus Group run by Gina Boedeker of The Boedeker Group. This particular webinar/focus group was EXCELLENTLY coordinated and facilitated. I appreciated how interactive it was, how we were encouraged to speak how the written comments were read aloud and also how the facilitator validated our comments not only during the workshop but after via email. Perhaps one of the best I’ve ever participated in.
Seriously… well done!