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Number of Institutions with IT Networking Budgets Exceeding $2.5 Million Has Tripled over Last Year

About one-third of higher education institutions have budgeted more than $2.5 million annually for on-campus technology and networking services — nearly triple the number of schools with budgets of that size last year.

E-mail Hack Exposes Student Data at Oregon State

A mid-June data breach at Oregon State University exposed personally identifiable information of 636 students and their families.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 8, 2019)

Upcoming events include the 2019 A.A.E.E.B.L. Annual Meeting, SANSFIRE 2019, and the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference.

3 in 4 Schools Approaching 100% WiFi Coverage on Campus

About three-quarters of higher education institutions in a recent survey currently offer wireless coverage for 81 percent to 100 percent of the entire campus.



Nearly 3 in 4 Schools Allow Students to Connect an Unlimited Number of Devices to the ResNet

The majority of colleges and universities — 72 percent — allow students to connect as many devices as they wish to the residential network. But far and away the devices consuming the most bandwidth on campus are smartphones, according to the latest State of ResNet Report from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

Claflin U Connects Online Students with 24/7 Support Resources

South Carolina's Claflin University is working with ed tech startup Upswing to offer a variety of support resources for its online students.

Lumen Learning to Provide Delivery and Support for Carnegie Mellon's OLI Courseware

Carnegie Mellon is working with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide delivery and support for courseware from the university's Open Learning Initiative.

DeVos Rescinds Gainful Employment Rule

The U.S. Department of Education is moving forward with plans to eliminate regulations put in place by the Obama administration to protect students from predatory colleges and universities.

Kaltura Adds Advanced Video Analytics

Video technology provider Kaltura has introduced new analytics capabilities for its video platform, including granular data on viewing, engagement and creation.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 1, 2019)

Upcoming events include the 2019 A.A.E.E.B.L. Annual Meeting, SANSFIRE 2019, and the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference.

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