Research & Forecasts


Fordham Study Finds Major Problems with Public School Use of Data in Cloud Computing

Schools are fairly clueless regarding the impact of their decisions on student privacy in adopting cloud services, according to a new study by Fordham Law School's Center on Law and Information Policy.

Research: Improving Test Scores Doesn't Equate to Improving Abstract Reasoning

A team of neuroscientists at MIT and other institutions has found that even when schools take instructional steps that help raise student scores on high-stakes tests, that influence doesn't translate to improvements in learners' abilities to perform abstract reasoning.

Millennials View Education as Least Satisfying Segment for Empowerment, Workplace Collaboration

For young people seeking innovation in the organizations where they work, education as a sector may not be the most conducive environment. "Millennials," who make up a quarter of the current workforce, consider educational institutions the least innovative, at least when compared to retail, technology, healthcare and advertising, marketing and PR.

Report: Tablets Soar as PCs Sag

Global tablet sales continue to climb in 2013 as PC shipments drop according to a pair of new forecasts from market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

Mobile Study: Tablets Make a Difference in Teaching and Learning

A pair of studies released Wednesday — the first of their kind — found that tablets can make a difference in the learning habits of students.

Report: More States Are Using Data Systems To Help Improve Student Achievement

An increasing number of states are collecting and analyzing student data effectively for the purpose of improving student achievement, according to a report from the Data Quality Campaign released today.

Report: Technology and Educators Need to Start Working Together Better

Schools can no longer keep technology specialists and educators separated. In fact, teachers can be the "best advocates" for moving technology initiatives forward in a district — once they understand how and why it will support teaching and learning, according to a new report.

Report: Android Tops Smartphone Market Share at 81 Percent

Android smartphones accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market research firm International Data Corporation.

IDC on Tablet Market Share in Education: Dominance Can Be Fleeting

When Tim Cook announced that 94 percent of all tablets in education were iPads, plenty of jaws dropped. But there's more to the story.

CoSN Survey: Schools Need More Broadband; E-Rate Needs More Funding

Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking

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