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Research & Forecasts


6 Technologies That Will Have a Major Impact on K-12 Education

What do learning analytics and wearable gadgets have in common? They're both technologies that will have a have an important impact on K-12 education within the next few years, according to a new report released last week.

Report Questions Future Relevance of Formal Education

Can formal education remain relevant in the long term? That's one of six critical challenges facing schools identified in a new report examining the impact of technology on education.

Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

2014 IT Spending Forecast: Slightly Slower Growth Than Expected

One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."

Study: Most Students Unaware of New State Accountability Tests

Despite all the attention on assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, 80 percent of students say they have not heard of new state accountability tests, according to a report released this week.

Online Networks Can Help Preservice Teachers, Report Finds

Pathways to Participation for Preservice Teachers reviews research, past experience, and examples of current practice using online networks to connect preservice teachers with in-service educators.

New Analysis Tool Attempts to Predict Teacher Success in Urban Areas

Aspex Solutions has released a new assessment tool for evaluating the potential success of teacher applicants in urban settings.

Adaptive Game-Based Platform Helps Students Master Concepts in Algebra Challenge

The University of Washington's Center for Game Science has been testing an adaptive game-based platform that is showing promise in promoting mastery of algebra concepts among students in grades K-12.

Bing's Classroom-Friendly Search Enters Wide Release

Microsoft Bing’s school-friendly search, Bing in the Classroom, is now open to all eligible K-12 schools in the United States. Previously, the program was only in limited pilot.

Research: Most Teachers Use Technology, Few See Improvements in Achievement

A new survey of K-12 teachers found that 88 percent of respondents said they and their students use technology in class but only 24 percent said they believe it has a strong positive effect on student achievement and a mere 13 percent said it has a strong positive effect on standardized test scores.

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