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Research: Wearable Device Sales Set To Triple in 2014

The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

Research: PC Shipment Sag Slows

Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

The Intersection of Learning Analytics and Openness

As institutions put more stock in learning analytics, campus technology leaders explore how a culture of openness could make the difference between success or failure for the rising technology.

Purdue Research Looks To Give Vision to Smartphones

Purdue University researchers are figuring out a way to make smartphones smarter. The goal is to enable the devices to "understand" and identify and tag objects that appear in a camera's field of view.

North Carolina State Research Says Online Gaming Expands the Social Life of Gamers

People who play massively multiplayer online games don't necessarily prefer the company of avatars to live humans. In fact, reports new research supported by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, online gaming expands players' social lives.



Stanford K-12 Online Learning Program's Effectiveness Confirmed by New York U

New York University has confirmed the effectiveness of a Stanford University-run online program designed to accelerate learning for students K-12 schools.

4 Emerging Principles of Connected Learning

Mimi Ito, professor in residence in the departments of Anthropology and Informatics at UC Irvine, shares ideas for building stronger connections between formal and self-directed learning.

Research: Even as Networking Demand Surges, Pre-Emptive Planning Falters

American campuses are scrambling to keep up with continued explosive growth in the use of mobile devices but their toolsets and practices for managing that growth don't always sync with their needs.

Report: Android Continues To Dominate as PC Sales Slump

Global device shipments will improve 6.9 percent over the previous year to reach 4.8 billion units in 2014, according to a new report from market research form Gartner.

Report: Corporate-Sponsored Research Just as Accessible as Government Research

A new study has found that industry-sponsored research is no more likely than federally sponsored research to be bound by exclusive licensing and that it tends to produce more patents and licenses.