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Score: 6
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,657 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Oct 15
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Cause organizations use virtual reality to inspire empathy in consumers
Implications - As virtual reality technology continues to become more accessible to the average consumer, cause organizations and other stakeholders are taking up the medium as a tool to cultivate empathy around pressing social issues. In providing an immersive window into a faraway crisis, organizations hope to inspire a call to action among those who are too distant to feel real connection to it. [More]
Score: 5
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,385 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Jun 15
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The educational sphere becomes optimized for digital learning
Implications - Technology has proven its potential to not only break down barriers in the traditional classroom setting, but also transform students into autonomous, self-sufficient creators of their own content. The emphasis on digital literacy in education ultimately indicates how coveted skills are changing, as well as empowers students on an individual level. [More]
Score: 4.8
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,258 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Aug 15
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Digital education for adults panders to emerging demographics
Implications - Adults looking to gain new certification or simply learn something new have limited options regarding digital education. A new wave of remote learning initiatives that incorporate usability and gamification can be observed as a result. These new online learning systems cater to emerging demographics, such as millennials or Hispanics who are accustomed to mobile use, seeking education. [More]
Score: 3.6
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 835 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Jun 15
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Accommodating students with English as a second language becomes easier
Implications - Up until this point, those whose second language is English were forced to undergo additional education in the North American school system; in today's equality-focused world, that is remedied through more tailored, multingual education. Particularly useful in accommodating the growing number of formally educated Hispanic consumers, this development points toward a more balanced future population. [More]
Score: 4.6
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 3,814 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Jun 15
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Training specified to one demographic acknowledges different needs and styles
Implications - After years of discussion surrounding the different teaching needs of varied studients, the education industry is branching out into specific training adapted to the needs of a particular group. Whether categorized by income, age, ethnicity, or interest, these courses speak to not just acceptance, but accommodation of differences in the changing landscape of the population. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 5,988 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Jun 15
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Mobile gaming apps covertly inform consumers on social causes
Implications - Moving past their role as mere tools for passing time, mobile gaming apps that leverage their audiences in order to increase awareness around important social causes serve an increasingly important role. Whether as a direct means of raising funds or as a tool for informing individuals, altruistic mobile games are a covert method of engaging consumers around issues that matter. [More]
Score: 5.4
Hot Top 4 Examples: 5,039 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Sep 14
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A newfound lust for life has retirees seeking out educational opportunities
Implications - Battling diminishing physical and mental capabilities, aging consumers are turning to educational outlets to help maintain a sense of independence. Learning new skills in trade and technology, retirees are actively seeking out opportunities that encourage self-esteem and development, opting for educational services to maintain a sense of autonomy. [More]
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Score: 4.7
Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,777 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Jun 14
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Youthful activities that promote social good encourage kids to give back
Implications - Parents are turning to socially conscious activities for kids to encourage good will. Teaching lessons about sharing and climate change, these activities showcase methods of social good in a more fun, engaging manner, utilizing playtime to promote social awareness among youths. [More]
Score: 6.6
V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 24,895 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Sep 14
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Instead of heading outdoors, kids adapt to manufactured versions of nature
Implications - North American kids are spending less time outside than ever before, which has diminished topics like ecology and science. As such, toys and innovations that foster indoor learning about the Earth are speaking to children on a familiar level and augmenting education to be more individualistic than in years passed. [More]
Score: 4
Mild Top 4 Examples: 38,145 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 12 - Mar 14
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Contemporary schools reflect the growing demand for enhancing tradition
Implications - With the number of dropouts in the United States reaching a staggering amount each year, educational institutes are looking to more contemporary techniques to draw more attention to the educational sphere. Schools that feature abstract themes and multilevel designs serve to enhance the learning experience with architectural appeal, combining visual enhancements with the need to keep traditional aspects relevant. [More]