Discovery Education hired CS4Ed to analyze the market for an online science supplemental offering called the Discovery Education Science Connection (DESC). Using our analysis, Discovery Education designed its new product to address the needs of middle school science classrooms and to align closely to published learning standards.
The 100–year old Harvard Extension School (HES) has successfully extended its offerings by introducing a Distance Learning Option for select courses. The success of this initiative offers a unique window of opportunity to lay out a practical path for sustained growth while implementing new and enhanced offers in distance education.
CSU has engaged CS4Ed to support a comprehensive effort to plan, develop, and implement an accessible technical and organizational infrastructure for e–learning. This infrastructure will facilitate the discovery, acquisition and use of commercial and open source academic content and technology by faculty and students throughout the 23 campuses of CSU.
CS4Ed is working with the SIIA Education Market Section to conduct the first annual U.S. Education Technology Industry Market Watch: PreK–12 Survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide comprehensive, accurate supply–side data on the size of the education technology software, content and services market in the U.S. Analyses will predict industry trends within segments of the market. We expect 250 companies will participate.
Since the early 1990s, the NEA has been providing a product for the School Improvement Market, Keys to Excellence for Your Schools (KEYS). Recently, a major revision has been completed (KEYS 2.0) and the NEA wanted a comprehensive market research project focusing on the School Improvement Market - including an assessment by all stakeholders from the community, a unique profile that can be used for planning purposes, and professional development components designed to help schools move beyond the planning phase.
In cooperation with CoSN, CS4Ed is conducting a study of the effectiveness of technical standards for educational content and software. The study is collecting data to quantify the operational effectiveness and pragmatic benefits of formal interoperability standards such as SIF, IMS, SCORM and PESC and informal standards based on products or design requirements.