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Research & Forecasts


Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes

Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.

Servers See Mild Growth in Q3

The number of servers shipped in the third quarter of 2014 grew 1 percent, with North America and Asia/Pacific driving the mild upward swing.

E-Learning Software Tops Educator Shopping List

When it comes to choosing what technology will be added to schools, e-learning and classroom management top the list. While half of schools already use e-learning software and online homework portals, another 29 percent expect to add or update that in their classroom arsenals, according to a new report from CompTIA.

Snapshot: LTE Devices Accelerating, 20 Networks Now Running Commercial LTE-Advanced

The number of 4G LTE handsets is set to explode in the coming year, with growth of more than 43 percent from 2014. Meanwhile, according to a new report, telecommunications networks in 14 countries are now commercially operating high-speed LTE-Advanced.

K-12 Students on Tech in Schools: More, Please

Half of middle and high school students judge the amount of technology use in their schools as "moderate." A third of them consider that just fine; but 55 percent would rather see more technology in use, according to a new survey from CompTIA.

Student Reading Practices Lag Far Behind National Goals

As new learning standards put more emphasis on getting students to be able to read and analyze non-fiction text, a new report suggests that classrooms have a long way to go.

Online Courses in High School Could Help with College Prep

A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.

Survey: Admissions Officers Check Social Media Pages, Students Don't Care

Two surveys by Kaplan Test Prep find respondents saying admissions officers are more likely to check applicants' social media activity but that students aren't worried about what they'll find.

Report: Teachers at Low Income Schools Lose Teaching Time More Than Peers

A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles has found that teachers at high poverty schools are more likely than their peers to report lost instruction time owing to poor access to technology, libraries and qualified substitute teachers.

School Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Annual school expenditures on surveillance and access control systems will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

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