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Research & Forecasts


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.

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.

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.

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.

Report: Internet of Things To Hit 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of things connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other College Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework in teacher preparation programs, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.