The level of technology integration in schools has remained relatively static over the last year and is still significantly lower than the ideal, according to the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) sixth-annual national survey measuring progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning in United States educational institutions.
The number of college students taking at least one online course nearly doubled, from 23 percent to 45, over the last five years according to the 2013 College Explorer, a new report from market research company re:fuel.
Teachers and parents are agreed: Creativity needs to be infused more deeply into the curriculum. However, according to a new study, testing and a dearth of time and resources, among other factors, are getting in the way.
Tablets accounted for more than one-third of all client devices shipped to education institutions in the United States in the last calendar year. That volume represents a doubling of tablet purchases from the previous year, according to a new report. And the growth won't stop there.
Smart phones are expected to overtake feature phones in worldwide shipments for the first time this year. According to a new forecast, year-over-year growth in smart phones will approach 33 percent in 2013 and continue strong for the next five years.
A university study comparing learning management systems has concluded that the latest crop of learning management systems evaluated have made "significant progress" since the assessments started in 2005. However, one of the report's authors noted, "We believe much more needs to be done."
Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has implemented an advanced academic research software platform based on OpenStack technologies.
The market for Windows-based PCs has declined faster than anticipated. According to two independent reports, PCs fell off 11.2 percent to 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 -- the steepest decline in the history of the PC.
Identity management, vulnerability assessment, and other forms of enterprise IT security technologies are slowly moving to the cloud. According to a report released this week, just about 10 percent of all enterprise security product features will be delivered via the cloud.