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Research & Forecasts


Gartner: Mobile Apps Ripe for Security Exploitation

Through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests," according to IT research firm Gartner.

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.

Survey: 9 in 10 Students Say Tablets Will Change How They Learn

Ninety percent of students said tablets will change the way they learn, and 89 percent said the devices would make learning more fun, according to a new survey.

Phablet Sales To Top Laptops This Year, Tablets in 2015

Worldwide sales of phablets, smartphones with screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, will top sales of portable PCs in 2014 and surpass sales of tablets in the next year, according to a new forecast from market research company International Data Corp.

Report: Lecture Capture Market To Grow 24.1 Percent By 2019

The global lecture capture market is expected to grow 24.1 percent in the next five years, from revenues of $162.0 million in 2013 to $592.2 million in 2019, according to a recent analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Common Core Contracts Pick Up Steam, Focus on Teaching Materials and PD

Districts in some states aren't exactly going hog-wild spending money on their Common Core-related activities. A recent study has found that the bulk of the contract bids related to Common Core work put out in the last couple years were generated by districts in 11 of the 45 states that were committed to implementation of the state standards. The high-rollers were California and New York.

U.S. Classrooms Slow To Move from Interactive Whiteboards to Flat Panels

Interactive displays fell off in the United States education sector in the first half of 2014 as budgets focused more on computing devices.

1.25 Billion Smartphones To Ship This Year

More than 1.25 billion smartphones will be sold in 2014, an increase of nearly a quarter over the previous year's 1.01 billion units, according to a new forecast.

Research: Digital Media Erodes Ability To Read Emotional Cues

The social skills of students using digital media may be declining, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chromebooks Surge in K-12 as Tablets Drop Off

Personal computing devices are continuing to surge in K-12, but tablets have lost a lot of their momentum. According to a new report, notebooks — especially Chromebooks — are back on top as tablet shipments were decimated in the latest quarter.

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