Research & Forecasts


Survey: Common Core Stress Down

Teachers are less stressed about the Common Core or about teacher accountability requirements this year than they were last year, according to this year's Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Educator Confidence Report.

Educational Inequities Research Draws Attention by New Penn State Center

A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.

Survey: Video Usage in Ed Continues Ramp-up

When it comes to the use of video in education, the over-riding theme — as we might expect — is more, more, more, according to the findings of a new survey.

Report Profiles School System/Vendor Partnership for Developing Relevant Ed Tech

Buy versus build is no longer the primary decision school systems have to make in meeting their needs for learning software. A new case study suggests a third alternative: true partnering.

Personalized Learning Report Talks to Teachers

A new report from two organizations that promote innovation in teaching offers guidance from teachers themselves about how to shift classroom practices in the direction of personalized learning.

Software, Classroom Management Top Interests Among Teachers for Online Professional Learning

According to a new survey, educators typically take advantage of online professional learning (PL) opportunities because they are personally interested in finding out more about subjects; they're most interested in learning about software and digital resources and classroom management; and they're more likely to take advantage if they've been teaching for less than 20 years.

The Possibilities for VR to Transport Students Appeal to Teachers

In a recent survey more than 9 in 10 teachers (93 percent) said they believe the use of VR would "excite" their students, and 8 in 10 (83 percent) say it might improve learning outcomes.

NASBE Report Provides Recommendations for States Adopting Computer Science Standards

The latest policy update from NASBE outlines what states need to consider as they adopt standards for computer science instruction, highlighting several promising efforts.

Research Suggests Students Learn More When Collaborating in Virtual Reality Games

With the help of a virtual reality game their professor created, some students at Cornell University have gathered evidence that interacting with other people in a game-playing atmosphere may help them learn more.

Research: Wearable Shipments to Top 100 Million this year

Global shipments of wearable devices will grow 29 percent over 2015 to hit 101.9 million units this year according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corp.

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