Digital badges can help students pursue personal learning pathways and provide a standardized platform for learners to demonstrate their accomplishments, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation.
American teens are concerned enough about their privacy to let their concerns drive app download choices. According to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, more than half of teens (51 percent) who have downloaded apps to their mobile phones and tablets have avoided certain apps over worries about privacy.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has partnered with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute to launch a Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning.
Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to a recent poll conducted by Phi Delta Kappa International and Gallup.
Most people are in favor of allowing K-12 students to take elective and AP courses online for credit, particularly if those courses aren't available in a brick-and-mortar school, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of K12, a provider of online pre-K to grade 12 programs.
Worldwide sales of smartphones rose to 51.8 percent to surpass sales of feature phones for the first time in the second quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.
Smart phone shipments increased by more than 50 percent in the second quarter of 2013, with the top 3 operating systems — Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone — all seeing double-digit gains.
Apple held onto the No. 1 slot among all tablet manufacturers worldwide, but its share continued to slip in the second quarter of 2013 as Samsung, ASUS, Lenovo, and Acer all saw triple-digit gains.
Teacher turnover results in lower student scores in math and English language arts, according to a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Education and two colleagues.
The worldwide smart phone market hit a new high in the second quarter of 2013 as manufacturers shipped one new unit for every 30 human beings in the world over the course of three months.