Research & Forecasts


TX Regional Centers Start to Evaluate ROI of Tech at Schools

The Learning Outcomes Modules framework from BrightByte is built on research, helping administrators to evaluate tech on the basis of impact, engagement and investment.

Report: E-mail, Storage Are Top IT Functions in the Cloud

Fifty-nine percent of IT and network managers in a recent survey look to the cloud to support e-mail at their institution, and 41 percent for data file storage.

Report: Smartphones to See Slow, Steady Growth through 2021

iOS shipments will total 218.7 million units this year, according to IDC. That's good enough for a share of 14.6 percent and growth over last year of 1.5 percent, "a considerable improvement from the 7 percent decline in iPhone shipments in 2016."

Trends: STEM Game-based Learning to See Surge in Immersive Tech

The growing importance of STEM education is one of the major growth drivers for the K–12 game-based learning market, according to research from Technavio.

Report: Federally Impacted Schools Need $4.2 Billion in Construction

Federally impacted school districts are those that include nontaxable federal property, such as part of a military installation, Native American land or low-income housing.

Personal Computing Devices to Decline Through 2021

Global shipments of personal computing devices are expected to decline slightly through 2021, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 percent, according to the latest prediction from International Data Corp.

Report: 30 Percent of Smartwatch Sales in 2017 Are Kids’ Devices

Wearables generated $30.5 billion this year, with smartwatches raking in roughly a third of total sales, according to a new Gartner forecast.

As Rural Participation in AP Courses Climbs, Average Passing Scores Hold Steady

A new assessment has found that students in rural areas are rapidly catching up on Advanced Placement (AP) testing compared to their urban and suburban peers.

Report: Schools Are Being Duped by Marketers on Personalized Learning

In an annual report on school commercialism trends, National Education Policy Center researchers assert that personalized learning is turning student data into a marketable product and extending the reach of commercializing activities into students’ everyday lives at schools.

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots to learn.

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