Reaching Your Audience in the Digital Age: Key Research Trends to Watch
Aaron Smith will share the Pew Internet Project’s most recent data on the constantly shifting digital ecosystem in the U.S. and highlight some major trends that have emerged since the project’s inception in 1999.
The Future of Higher Education
Experts expect more-efficient collaborative environments and new grading schemes; they worry about massive online courses, the shift away from on-campus life
Internet Use and Home Broadband Connections
According to our April 2012 survey, 82% of American adults use the internet and 66% have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Here’s a closer look at internet use versus broadband use by various demographic groups.
The Future of Smart Systems
Experts think tech-enhanced homes, appliances, and utilities will spread. But those systems are complex and so far there is low public demand, so they advise: Don’t expect to see the “Home of the Future” by 2020.
A Closer Look at Gadget Ownership
As of early 2012, 88% of American adults have a cell phone, 58% have a desktop computer, 61% have a laptop, 18% own an e-book reader, and 18% have a tablet computer. Here’s a closer look at the demographic breakdown of U.S. adult gadget ownership.
At an ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute session in Anaheim, CA, Research Specialist Kathryn Zickuhr will discuss trends in technology access and use among various demographic groups, and what these changes might mean for libraries.
Digital Differences and Money
Director Lee Rainie will present findings on digital differences and money at the NYSE CFSI Financial Literacy Week Event
Baby Boomers and Technology
How Baby Boomers use technology
Nearly half of American adults are smartphone owners
46% of American adults now have a smartphone of some kind, and for the first time smartphone owners outnumber users of more basic phones
By the numbers: Technology’s place in our lives
Director Lee Rainie presented data on technology’s place in our lives according to numbers at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in Redwood City, CA.