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  • Report: Schools Concerned About Cutting E-rate Funding for Phone Service

    "E-rate Funding Year 2015: Analysis of Funding Request Data and Applicant Survey" compiles the results of a nationwide survey of E-rate applicants that was conducted in June 2015 with the goal of providing E-rate stakeholders and policymakers with information about how the program is being used and generating suggestions for improvements.

  • Worldwide Study: Students Who Use Computers Frequently in School 'Do Worse' in Learning

    Students who use computers moderately at school tend to have "somewhat better" learning outcomes than those who rarely use computers. And students who use computers frequently at school "do a lot worse" in their learning outcomes, even after accounting for differences in social background and student demographics. That's the conclusion reached by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in a new report examining the impact of technology on student performance around the world.

  • Report: Global Device Market To Contract in 2015

    Global device shipments will fall to 2.4 billion units in 2015, a drop of about 1 percent compared to 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

  • OpenEd Assesses 'Most Effective' Online Learning Resources

    Animated flashcards and sub-two-minute videos turn out to be the most effective online resources for K-12 against all other common options. That's the finding determined by OpenEd, which recently studied the data generated from the results of assessments given to students who used its free online resources for educational purposes.


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