Research & Forecasts


iNACOL Offers Lessons for Successful Blended Learning Implementations

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has released a new report, Blended Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008-2015, that examines the history of blended learning and offers a range of implementation insights through several case studies.

Report: Technology Purchases Driving up Back-to-School Budgets

Parents are spending more on school supplies this year, mostly for technology purchases, according to a new Consumer Pulse survey from Rubicon Project.

Research: Collaboration Is Key for Teacher Quality

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University found in a study of teachers in Miami that collaboration is a significant factor in improving teachers’ ability to impact student learning.

How Phonics is Taught Can Affect How Well a Child Learns To Read

New readers who focus on sounding out letters rather than learning whole words tap into that part of the human brain best wired for developing reading skills.

Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in Q1 Sales

Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC.

Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success

Schools are seeing much more positive results from the use of digital tools than even a year ago, according to the annual Speak Up report produced by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard.

Report: Schools Making Slow, Steady Technological Progress

Educational institutions in higher ed and K-12 are making slow but steady progress toward instructional and operational goals, such as improved use of student data, through use of technology, according to a new report from the Software and Information Industry Association.

Report: Despite Equity Push, STEM Gaps Persist

Despite a multitude of public and private initiatives, gender and racial gaps in STEM fields persist, according to a new STEM Index from U.S. News and World Report and Raytheon.

NMC Horizon Report: Tech Solutions Must Support Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches

In a June 29 special session at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released the 6th annual NMC Horizon Report K-12 Edition, describing emerging technologies that are likely to have the most impact on teaching and learning.

Survey: 93 Percent of Teachers Believe That Personal Devices Connect Students to Real-World Learning

The survey from University of Phoenix College of Education found that 93 percent of K-12 teachers believe that personal tech devices can link classroom learning to real-world activities, and 89 percent expect they will be used in most classrooms in the next five years.

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