Research & Forecasts


Risk-Taking Equates to Learning for Teens Going Online

When you discover that a teen in your life has posted something astonishingly inappropriate online and you find yourself asking, "What was he/she thinking?" you wouldn't be alone. But there's also little you can do to stop the practice. According to research at Pennsylvania State University, it's just the way teenagers approach their online activities.

Report: To Unlock Potential of Ed Tech, Use a 'Closed-Loop' Instructional Approach

A new report from the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group finds skills gaps in language arts, math science, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and curiosity among a range of countries and income levels and suggests that technology could help address the issue.

Report: CIOs Should Give Cloud Solutions More Consideration

Cloud solutions have matured enough to be a viable option for many IT projects, but few CIOs are giving them the consideration they may deserve, according to a new survey from Gartner.

K-12 Digital Curriculum Growing; Print Shrinking

Curriculum publishers in K-12 have been shifting their product development to digital and away from print, according to new research.

ESEA Loophole Costing Title I Schools $1,200 per Student

What could $668,900 buy? That's the amount on average not received by Title I schools owing to a "comparability loophole" in funding that some education experts would like to close in the upcoming ESEA reauthorization process.

Gartner: Student Success Biggest Driver of Education IT

Student success and the reinvention of academic credits top the list of business trends that are currently influencing education, according to a recent report from Gartner.

Numerous Hurdles Challenge Performance-Based Funding in Online Learning

The idea of funding education based on measurable student outcomes rather than seat-time is gaining momentum in some states as an incentive to encourage schools to be innovative. A new 54-page report by International Association for K-12 Online Learning delves into the funding models and policies related to that practice in order to guide states that are considering a similar structure.

Slowdown Expected in K-12 Mobile Device Growth for 2015

The market for mobile computing devices in K-12 worldwide has grown by 18 percent, according to new analysis by Futuresource Consulting.

1 School in 7 Loses 'Critical Data' Forever

Compared to other kinds of organizations — business, government and not-for-profit — educational institutions are the least prepared for disaster recovery.

American Teens, Young Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Tech Skills, Analysis Finds

According to new analysis by testing company ETS, the generation of adults born after 1980 demonstrate "weak skills" in literacy, numeracy and technology problem solving —  in spite of having more years of schooling than all other previous generations.

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