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Research & Forecasts


For Mobile Users, Positive Safety Messages More Effective Than Security Warnings

Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.

The 3 Most Common Practices in School Turnaround Efforts

These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.

3D Printer Shipments To Double Each Year Through 2018

Global shipments of 3D printers will more than double next year to reach 217,350 units, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students

It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.

U.S. Schools To Help Double Chromebook Deployments This Year

According to a new report, unit shipments of Chromebooks are likely to double this year, with the bulk of deployments happening in the United States, driven mainly by strong demand in schools, particularly elementary schools.

CoSN Survey: Only 9 Percent of Districts Have Adequate Bandwidth

Results from the Consortium for School Networking’s 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey reveal gaps in U.S. school districts’ broadband and technology infrastructure.

Getting To Know You: Teacher-Student Similarities Can Impact Grades

Can the simple technique of finding common characteristics between a teacher and a student help generate better outcomes for the learner? In some cases, according to a new study by Harvard University and Panorama Education, that's exactly what happens.

3D Printing in K-12 Grows; Average Contract $39,000

A company that monitors federal, state and local contracting has discovered that the expansion of 3D printing is growing in the public sector — including school districts.

Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School

Students have better wireless access to the Internet at home than at school, according to a new report.

New Report Shares Global Practices for Competency-Based Ed

A new report from ComptencyWorks offers lessons about competency-based education from abroad.

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