What's driving big data initiatives? According to a new report out of the University of Oxford, key factors include risk and financial management and the need to understand and predict customer behaviors to find new ways to engage with them. However, despite these imperatives, few organizations are actually in the "execute" phase of their big data strategies, as most are still educating themselves, exploring options, or, at best, testing out ideas and technologies.
Educators at both the high school and postsecondary levels are writing the same types of comments on student papers, according to a new study, which also suggested that feedback intended to help students improve their writing skills may not be having the desired effect
Technology in education is one of the "prominent technology trends expected to influence the consumer electronics industry in the years ahead," according to the 2013 edition of "Five Technology Trends to Watch," a report released by the Consumer Electronics Association.
A global team of researchers goes around the world to see what it takes to prepare students for their futures, and suggests ways to apply the lessons here in the United States.
- By Linda Shear, Larry Gallagher
Cloud computing hype is beginning to perpetuate some misconceptions that need debunking.
Are the security risks in the cloud any greater than those in an on-premises environment? One report analyzing 12 months of operational data found that the risks are about equal.
Organizations will spend nearly $109 billion worldwide this year on public cloud services, an increase of 19.6 percent over last year, according to a report from information technology research and advisory company Gartner.
T.H.E. Journal's newest column, Funding Survival Kit, will offer advice on how to navigate the K-12 funding landscape to help with the acquisition of technology. In this inaugural column, RedRock Reports President Jenny House provides an overview of the five most important funding trends likely to impact the K-12 environment in the coming year.
"If the shift to digital instructional materials is not made immediately, major funding will continue to be directed to traditional materials that will tie the hands of students and educators to static, inflexible content for years to come," according to Douglas Levin, executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association.
Across all mobile platforms, nearly 90 percent of all downloads from app stores will be free apps in 2012. And, according to a new report from Gartner, 90 percent of the apps for which users are willing to pay will cost less than $3. Total downloads this year are projected to be nearly last year's figure.