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New CT Leadership Summit: Innovation in IT

In this one-day event, education and IT leaders will share how they are planning for the unexpected, identifying efficiencies and utilizing technology to help their institutions excel in these challenging times.

New College-Business Partnership to Boost Hispanic Students' STEM Aspirations

California's San Jose City College (SJCC) has teamed up with the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) to address the challenges Hispanic students have in staying with and graduating from college and forging good careers in the technology segment.

AVer Adds Voice Tracking to Camera Lineup

Video collaboration and ed tech company AVer is now offering voice tracking functionality for its AVer Pro AV auto tracking and PTZ series cameras.

Norfolk State to Provide Every Student with Apple Devices, Training in App Development

Norfolk State University has announced it will provide all students, faculty and staff with a bundle of Apple devices as part of a new Spartan Innovation Academy program dedicated to improving access and affordability as well as giving students training in coding and app development.



Adoption of Hearables, Watches Driving Growth in Wearables Market

In the second quarter of 2021, the wearables market grew 32.3 percent year over year, despite an overall slowing of consumer spending on technology.

Worries and Financial Pressure Major Disruptors of College Plans

Over a third of Americans changed their plans for education as a result of the pandemic, with Black and Latinx students more likely to do so than White students, according to newly released data from Strada and Heart+Mind Strategies.

DDoS Attacks on the Rise, but Education Networks Largely Spared

In the first half of 2021, dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attacks were up by double digits. But somehow schools, colleges and universities, despite being favorite targets for ransomware and various other forms of malware, have been by and large overlooked — even as DDoS becomes a companion tool in ransomware incidents.

UCLA Extension Debuts Immersive Online Certificate Programs

UCLA Extension, the continuing education division of the University of California, Los Angeles, is introducing 11 fully online certificate programs that immerse students in the same resources and collaboration opportunities as the school's in-person classes.

2 Colleges to Pilot Collective ERP Program

A HESS Consortium project to build a shared ERP services model for private colleges and universities is now entering the pilot phase, led by two institutions: Saint Mary's College and Wheaton College.

Report: Free College Could Woo People Back to Higher Education

Even as Congressional Democrats nail down the details of the "Build Back Better Act," $3.5 trillion legislation that includes, among other measures, free community college, a new survey found that the ongoing price tag of higher education is the biggest driver for people as they're making up their minds about whether or not to attend college.