Research & Forecasts


Chromebooks Surge in Schools as Apple Slides

Google's Chromebooks gained a majority share of the K–12 mobile device market in the last year, pushing back Apple's iPad even further, while Microsoft Windows devices held steady in second place. Overall, the K–12 mobile device market saw double-digit growth in device shipments.

AR Can Help Students Understand More Challenging Science Concepts

Augmented reality (AR) has been touted as a cool new technology that can help people see things they otherwise wouldn’t without computer-generated sensory input. But a recent study found that AR can help students better understand certain complicated science concepts than those who did not use any AR device.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Double in 2017

A new spending analysis from International Data Corp (IDC) predicts worldwide revenues will double this year — from $6.1 billion in 2016 to 13.9 billion in 2017. Furthermore, AR/VR spending is expected to accelerate over the next several years, achieving a CAGR of 198 percent over the 2015-2020 forecast period and reaching $143.3 billion in 2020.

Report: Data Should Be Used to Drive Improvement in Schools, Not Punish Failure

"Education has not yet fully become an evidence-based sector." So declared Aimee Rogstad Guidera, the founder, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, in the introduction to a report that examined how the use of data has evolved in K-12 over the last 10 years.

Outsmarting the Machine: Redesigning Education to Make Students, Teachers Relevant in the Algorithm Age

With the advancement of algorithms and artificial intelligence expected to impact the economy and job market, should there be an algorithm curriculum worked in through K–12? The Pew Research Center’s Lee Rainie discusses how research and development in algorithms will impact K–12, higher education and the next-generation labor force.

Americans Don't Trust Institutions to Protect Data

Nearly half of Americans (49 percent) said they feel their personal data is less secure than it has been in the past.

Report: Students Accepted to College Still Unprepared for Higher Ed

The study examined 2014-2015 data from 911 schools in total, almost all of which accepted students who then required extra help before they were ready to tackle a "full load of college-level, credit-bearing courses."

Ivy League Students Give Advice to High School Kids on YouTube Channel

A new video series features Ivy League students talking to America’s best and brightest high school students to give them a realistic idea of what lies ahead. The interviews can be found on the National Leadership Academies’ YouTube channel.

Autopsy for the Failure That Was inBloom

In the wake of inBloom, 400 pieces of state-level legislation around student data privacy have been introduced, and many have been adopted. More tellingly, the trend in data-fueled ed tech has since been toward piecemeal adoption of closed, proprietary systems instead of a multi-state, open source platform.

Project Aims to Dispel 'Misguided Notions and Outdated Assumptions' about College Readiness

Policymakers and education leaders are often working with "misguided" ideas about student success and college readiness, and researchers at the University of Chicago are looking to do something about that.

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