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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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 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.
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.
Demand for E-rate funding is increasing, especially in rural and remote districts, according to a new report.
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.
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.
Here’s how educators can use the latest neurological research to help improve math and science instruction.
Eighty-two percent of districts are "highly interested" in launching or expanding a 1:1 technology initiative within the next two years, according to a new report from Amplify and IESD.
A new analysis of America's schools shows that it will cost $800 million per year to bring high-speed broadband to 99 percent of the student population, one of the goals of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.