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Research & Forecasts


Education Will Boost Chromebook Sales to 5.2 Million Units in 2014

Chromebook shipments will hit 5.2 million units this year, largely on the strength of the education market, according to a new report.

Report: Smartphone Shipments Set To Top 300 Million in Third Quarter

Smartphone shipments reached a single-quarter high in the second quarter of 2014 with 295.3 million shipments, an increase of 23.1 percent over the same period in 2013.

Survey: Multiple OS Platforms Rule in School

The typical K-12 school district supports three computing platforms for instruction and at least two platforms for administration functions, according to a new survey from CDW-G. Those may include Windows, Google Chrome, Google Android and Apple operating systems.

Millennial Parents: Schools Could Do Better Teaching Tech

Millennial parents aren't necessarily happy with the track schools are following in teaching technology to their kids — and among students, girls are less satisfied than boys. That's what the Center for the Digital Future found out when it drilled down into on-going survey work.

Report: As Tablet Market Grows, Smaller Vendors Make Inroads

The global tablet market grew 11 percent in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period last year, according to a new report from market research company International Data Corporation.

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education

According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

Report: Teachers Want Metadata Tags on Resources, Don't Know if They've Used Tagged Material

Nearly six in 10 education publishers currently describe or tag their material with metadata, and 56 percent of those who don't have plans to begin doing so within the next year, according to a recent survey by the Learning Resources Metadata Initiative.

More School Time on Math Won't Help Struggling Students in the Long Run

Will more time in math class equate to more math fluency for middle school students? Not in the long run, according to research done at Stanford University's Center for Educational Policy Analysis.

Report: Most Parents Support Common Core, Both Sides Are Misinformed

Sixty-two percent of parents with school-aged children support the Common Core State Standards, according to a survey from School Improvement Network. Only 22 percent of parents who responded to the survey told researchers they were opposed and 17 percent said they had no opinion.

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