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  • Teachers Report: OER In, Textbooks Out

    More teachers said that technology has changed how they approach time management (93 percent) than how they approach instructional delivery (88 percent). It has also transformed how they handle parent communication. A solid 7 in 10 reported that they now use tech to do that. Those results came out of a survey of nearly 1,000 American teachers who were contacted in January and February 2016 by TES Global, a company with a teacher community and marketplace.

  • Education, Gaming Drive Virtual Reality Gear

    Virtual reality devices will grow by nearly 85 percent for the next five years, driven in large part by gaming and educational applications, according to a new report from ABI Research.

  • Wearables See Triple-Digit Growth

    Wearables are not just for gadget enthusiasts and early adopters anymore. They've gone mass-market. More than 71 million wearables were shipped in the last year, according to a new report.

  • Report: Detachables To Drive Tablet Growth Through 2020

    Detachable tablets will nearly quadruple, as a share of the tablet market, from 8 percent to 30 percent in 2020, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

  • Report: Innovating World Language Education Through Technology

    Mobile apps, online platforms and other technologies are transforming world language education programs by "creating more dynamic, interactive experiences that expose students to the nuances of languages and cultures," according to a new report.


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