More than a third of the nearly 300 college admissions officers surveyed by the Kaplan Test Prep company say they have visited sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to get more information about a prospective student.
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Artificial Intelligence is being cited as the next big teaching tool, and new area of study for students. But it may also make life easier for Information Technology departments.
December 11, 2019
Learning math from a virtual character who children have a strong connection with can boost math skills, a new Georgetown University study finds.
December 02, 2019
Babies as young as 12 months are exposed to nearly an hour a day of screen time, despite warnings from pediatricians to avoid digital media exposure for children under a year and a half, according to a new analysis.
November 05, 2019
Having access to a computer or tablet doesn't necessarily make students computer literate, according to a study of computer-literacy skills across countries.
November 04, 2019
Social media keeps vaping top-of-mind for teens, according to the survey. Nearly 60 percent say they're likely to see a post that mentions or shows vaping.
October 29, 2019
The percentage of kids who report watching videos online "every day" has more than doubled in the past four years, going from 24 percent in 2014 to 56 percent in 2019, among 8 to 12 year-olds.
October 22, 2019
Back in 2013, before an overhaul of the e-rate program, just 30 percent of school districts were able to take advantage of digital learning. Now, that figure stands at a whopping 99 percent, according to a new report from EducationSuperHighway.
October 18, 2019
You're more likely to get a "good" job if you're white, compared to someone with exactly the same education level who is black or Latino, a new report from Georgetown University finds.
October 03, 2019
That's a big uptick from 2018, according to statistics from the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. K-12 schools experienced 119 cyber incidents in 2018 and only about 10 percent involved ransomware.