Did you know that a new study from NortonLive shows "that 1/3 of college students find technology issues to be among their top three stressors (even more so than financial issues or studying for finals)."
This infographic provides additional findings such as:
* the average amount spent on technology was $760
* a laptop/desktop computer malfunction would be a "complete disaster" according to 81%
More schools and districts are going to the cloud...but what does that mean? This infographic provides some information about the benefits of being cloud-based as well as some of the issues that may arise. It also lets you know some of the suites available to educators in the cloud, other helpful cloud tools and looks at cloud adoption rates.
"As mobile devices become more and more popular the demand for easy access to wi-fi increases as well. It is already pretty easy to access wi-fi in most places including coffee shops, restaurants, the mechanics, etc. Access to wifi will only become wider spread and easier to access especially when it is predicted 1 in 4 users will have more than one connected device by 2016...While free wi-fi is great it does not necessarily protect you the same way a secure network may. Today’s infographic 'Free Wi-fi, Friend or Foe?' gives us some examples of ways hackers can hijack your accounts and how to ensure your safety when browsing on an open network."
A while ago Edudemic published their 2012 A-Z Guide to Twitter Hashtags. This is a great resource, and now there is a new way to view it thanks to Online Courses. Check out this infographic that lets you know the most popular educational hashtags. They are categorized by color into: education, most popular according to Edudemic, technology, Higher Ed, subject specific, specific areas/roles and K-12.
I do think that infographics are over-rated. Yet, I see the value in them for a quick review, over-view or a teaser to get me to want to read the research. I do also see SEO value because they often get shared more rapidly than some of the other deeper research.
One thing is crucial though, Good data, with bad design equals a terrible infographic that will do more harm than good.
"There are roughly 7,000 languages currently spoken around the planet today. As the world continues to become more interconnected, due in large part to the ever-increasing use of the internet, language use will undoubtedly evolve, as well. Check out our "Speaking of Languages..." infographic below to learn more about the future of the world's many languages."
The NMC Horizon Project identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. The 2011 report was published in November 2011 and six new technologies were identified that they expect to be adopted in the next five years that will affect both teaching and learning. To see a copy of the full report go to this link: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf