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Research & Forecasts


Android Tablet Active Users Expected To Beat Out iOS by End of Year

2014 will be a "tipping point" for tablet users, according to ABI Research. While first-quarter 2014 saw a 30 percent decline in tablets shipped compared with the same period last year, growth is expected to resume throughout the rest of the year. And when it does, Android just might come out on top for the first time.

Report: 2.4 Billion Smart Connected Devices in 2018, Driven by Cheaper Gadgets

Smart connected devices are growing at an unprecedented rate and are expected to hit 2.4 billion units per year by 2018. According to new research, that growth will be driven by smart phones and cheaper (sub-$500) gadgets, which will begin to push traditional PCs into the margins.

Report: Online Students Take 5 Forms, Each Calling for Unique Offerings

Online instruction must become as nuanced as the institutions and high schools delivering it if it is to grow as a force in education, according to a new survey by the Boston Consulting Group.

Mobile Devices: 70 Percent of School Districts Have Substantial Deployments

Mobile may once have been proscribed tech on American K-12 campuses, but it now enjoys a "substantial presence in most school districts." According to a new report, more than two-thirds of school districts in the United States have mobile technologies deployed in a significant number of their classrooms.

Spending on Instructional Tech To Reach $19 Billion Within 5 Years

Spending on classroom technology reached $13 billion last year. According to a new market forecast, that's expected to hit $19 billion by 2018, driven primarily by mobile devices.

Report: 83 Percent of High Schools Offer Online Courses

Only 17 percent of high schools do not currently offer any online classes and more than 40 percent are offering online courses in English language arts, history, math or science, according to the latest report from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report.

E-Rate Demand Increasing

Demand for E-rate funding is increasing, especially in rural and remote districts, according to a new report.

Report: Most Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

Teaching the Brain to Learn

Here’s how educators can use the latest neurological research to help improve math and science instruction.

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