EdTechNext Reports

Ed Tech Next reports are periodic publications which examine hot emerging technologies ranging from data to infrastructure to green computing. Designed for busy professionals, these reports provide quick snapshots of a rapidly changing field, giving you succinct summaries of the issues as well as discussion questions or case studies to guide your thinking. This report series is consistently rated as one of our most valuable member benefits.

Spring 2020 EdTechNext Report: Learning Analytics and Adaptive Technologies

Each year, the CoSN Driving Innovation in K-12 reports identify both what hinders and drives innovation in America’s K-12 school systems. Based on the inputs of an international committee of advisors representing K-12 research and practice, each year’s Driving K-12 reports identify both hurdles and accelerators of innovation as well as technology enablers –tools that districts might employ to overcome barriers and drive changes in practice. The CoSN Emerging Technologies Committee then takes a “Deep Dive” into selected topics from the broader Driving K-12 Innovation.  In 2019, the Driving Innovation in K-12 report identified learning analytics and adaptive technologies as a key technology “enabler.” In the broadest sense, these technologies collect and use data related to teaching and learning.


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Past EdTech Next Reports Include:
  • Redesigning Learning Spaces (2018)
  • Artificial Intelligence (2018)
  • Digital Tools for Problem-Based Learning (2017)
  • Students as Digital Creators (2016)
  • Identity and Access Management: Fundamentals for Securing Student Data and Privacy (2015)
  • Dimensions in Learning: Visualizing, Designing, and Making in 3D (2015)
  • Learning Analytics: Using Data to Personalize Teaching and Learning (2014)
  • Small Screens, Big Plans: Building Mobile into your Content Application and Strategy (2014)
  • Security and Privacy of Cloud Computing (2013)
  • Online Communities of Practice: Ecosystems for Professional Growth (2012)
  • Safe and Secure? Managing the Risk of Personal Devices (2012)
  • Flexile Mobile Platforms (2012)
Please note: Ed Tech Next reports are free for CoSN members only. All reports are available for download in the Resources area.

The latest edition of the EdTechNext report is made possible by Amazon Web Services (AWS), CDW-G, Cisco, ClassLink,ContentKeeper Technologies,Dell Technologies, Diamond Assets, ENA, Ed-Fi Alliance, FileWave, Fortinet, Google for Education, HP, iboss, Identity Automation, Juniper Networks, Kajeet, Lightspeed Systems, Lenovo
Microsoft, Managed Methods, Pearson, PowerSchool, Promethean, SAFARI Montage, SHI, and Verizon.