Between device loss or theft, idle malware introduced via smartphone update requests, rogue hotspots and poorly-coded apps, IT leaders in education need to start girding themselves for an onslaught of security threats related to the mobile devices carried by students and staff. According to Gartner, over the next year and through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests."
The University System of Georgia is embarking on a mission to "Invent the Beyond," and it is opening up the process to others in higher education in a MOOC-like collaboration starting this week.
YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.
Research led by an engineer at Stanford University has designed a radio chip so tiny, an American penny dwarfs it, and so efficient, it can draw all the energy it needs to function from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its built-in receiving antenna.
Institutions going through a data center refresh now have a way to squeeze some cash out of their old hardware.
A new fully automated and cloud-based 3D printer from NVBOTS will soon hit the market, with features intended to help simplify the sometimes complex 3D printing process.
The vast majority of undergraduate and graduate students believe tablets will transform the future of higher education, but most still rely on laptops and smartphones for school work, according to a new study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson.
The National Cyber League will offer colleges the opportunity to participate in games and labs to improve students' cybersecurity skills.
The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College is now using design software as part of its undergraduate core curriculum, as well as for graduate and doctoral research.
"Engineers on Wheels" will be rolling into high school campuses all over South Florida this fall. The Chrysler van, loaded with hands-on activities and engineering experiments, will visit classrooms as part of a Florida International University project to introduce the subject to high school students.