Press Clippings: Reports and Research

The initial listing of news on how technology is used by consumers or in popular media culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regluar basis.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - Larry Larry Oct 30, 2011. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • Adaptability to Online Learning: Difference Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas
    Looking at the data collected from over 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington State, this study describes how well students adapt to the online environment relative to their ability to earn strong grades in face-to-face courses. - helga helga Oct 4, 2013- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Oct 15, 2013
  • Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning
    Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning’ from the The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute and the EU TELMap project presents a range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate. - helga helga Oct 4, 2013 - lkoster lkoster Oct 7, 2013
  • Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online
    A new survey finds that most internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online. Some of the key findings are that 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprint - ranging from clearing cookies to encrypting their email. - deborah.lee deborah.lee Oct 7, 2013
  • Cell Internet Use 2013
    These are findings from a national telephone survey conducted April 17-May 19, 2013 among 2,252 adults ages 18 and over, including 1,127 interviews conducted on the respondent’s cell phone. For many, such as younger adults or lower-income Americans, cell phones are often a primary device for accessing online content. - lkoster lkoster Oct 7, 2013 Certainly calls into question if information not optimized for mobiles will begin to count as relevant from a student pov. - jasonr jasonr Oct 7, 2013
  • Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design
    Learning scientists at the DML published a report that includes case studies that demonstrate what connected learning is as a social and technology conscious pedagogy and where it is implemented. - helga helga Oct 4, 2013 Great report; rooted in social constructivist practices. - jasonr jasonr Oct 7, 2013- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Oct 15, 2013
  • Designing A Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology
    This report describes the progress and challenges regarding networking and information technology (NIT) in areas like educational technology, "big data," health IT, energy, and defense. - helga helga Oct 4, 2013
  • Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a report which tracked trends in education across OECD member countries as well as Brazil, China and India. - helga helga Oct 4, 2013 - lkoster lkoster Oct 7, 2013- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Oct 15, 2013
  • Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2013 and Beyond
    Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and IT users for 2013 and beyond such as that by 2016, wearable smart electronics in shoes, tattoos and accessories will emerge as a $10 billion industry.
  • How the Post-2015 Agenda can have a Transformative Impact on life Skills and Livelihood
    These fellows from the Center of Universal Education point out that the agenda for education for the 1.5 billion young people ages 12-24 (1.3 billion in developing countries) in this world will focus on transferable skills, faciliating the school-to-work transition, and strengthening the link between post-primary education and improve life and labor opportunities. - helga helga Oct 4, 2013 This of course is connected to the UN 2015 Development goals on education: . Literacy rates are increasing and gender gaps are narrowing. - jasonr jasonr Oct 7, 2013
  • Improving Retention: Predicting At-Risk Students by Analysing Clicking Behaviour in a Virtual Learning Environment
    One of the key interests for learning analytics is how it can be used to improve retention. This paper focuses on work conducted at the Open University (OU) into predicting students who are at risk of failing their module.- helga helga Oct 4, 2013 - lkoster lkoster Oct 7, 2013- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Oct 15, 2013
  • Location-Based Services
    This report underscores three major aspects of location’s impact on our digital uses: that many people use their smartphones to navigate the world, there is notable growth in the number of social media users who are now setting their accounts to include location in their posts, and there is a modest drop in the number of smartphone owners who use “check in” location services.- jochen.robes jochen.robes Oct 7, 2013 - michael.lambert michael.lambert Oct 7, 2013- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Oct 15, 2013
  • Personal Information Management: The Case for an Evolutionary Approach
    This review paper argues that users of personal information management systems have three particularly pressing requirements, for which current systems do not fully cater: (i) To combat information overload, as the volume of information increases. (ii) To ease context switching, in particular, for users who face frequent interrupts in their work. (iii) To be supported in information integration, across a variety of applications.- helga helga Oct 4, 2013 - jochen.robes jochen.robes Oct 7, 2013
  • Smartphone Ownership 2013
    For the first time since the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project began systematically tracking smartphone adoption, a majority of Americans now own a smartphone of some kind. - lkoster lkoster Oct 7, 2013
  • Study: Wearable Computing Will Be A $1.5B Business by 2014
    A new Juniper study predicts that wearable computing will grow to a $1.5 billion business within the next two years. This article discusses the smart devices currently contributing to this trend. - lkoster lkoster Oct 7, 2013 The report was originally published in Jan, 2012. Wonder what their revised prediction would be now--re: the article below. - jasonr jasonr Oct 7, 2013
  • Survey Says…People Are Still on Standby Regarding Wearable Technology
    TNS Global has done some research to see what consumers in the mainstream think about wearable technology, finding seventy-five percent of surveyed consumers were aware of at least one wearable device, but only nine percent were actually interested in using them. 55% of consumers think wearable technology is or will be too expensive and 24% don’t want any more devices than they already have, plus majority of respondents did not want to wear a device on their eye, preferring a device for their arm. Privacy is also a major concern. - michael.lambert michael.lambert Oct 7, 2013- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Oct 15, 2013