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How the Pandemic Changed Higher Ed's Priorities for Online Learning

When a recent survey asked higher education leaders if the pivot to remote learning during the pandemic changed their institution's priorities, the majority of respondents (53 percent) said yes.

Class Announces Widespread Availability

Class, an application built on Zoom that adds teaching and learning tools to the popular meeting platform, is now widely available across Windows, Mac, Chromebook, iPad and Android tablet devices.

Epson Rolls Out 8 Laser Projectors for Education

Epson has introduced eight new models in its PowerLite lineup of laser projectors. The new models are designed for classrooms, larger meeting spaces and signage applications.

Wacom Adds Chromebook-Compatible Tablet to Lineup

Wacom has introduced a new Intuos tablet to its lineup of graphics drawing tablets that are compatible with Chrome OS devices.



How Institutions Met Student Needs During the Pandemic

Online student support became a key issue for higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their top priority: providing academic support services such as tutoring or academic advising, according to the 2021 Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report.

Wearables Market Jumps as New Form Factors Emerge

The wearables market is seeing a surge in growth. The total number of smart wearable devices shipped in the first quarter of 2021 grew by more than 34 percent over the same quarter in 2020.

Procurement Moves Online as a Result of Pandemic

Across all sectors, including K–12 and higher education, procurement is making a big shift toward online, propelled in large part by the pandemic. Some 85 percent of organizations report they pushed more of their procurement to digital as a direct result of the pandemic, and 96 percent of those expect to continue doing so beyond the pandemic, according to a report released this week.

Cisco to Provide Technology, Training and Financial Support to HBCUs

In partnership with the Student Freedom Initiative and Computex Technology Solutions, Cisco is making a $150 commitment to support student and institutional success in historically Black colleges and universities.

Digital Promise Project to Promote Equity in Learning and Employment Records

Digital Promise, a nonprofit focused on closing the digital skills gap, is embarking on an effort to design and communicate the value of more equitable Learning and Employment Records (LERs).

White House Challenge Urges Institutions to Help Vaccinate Their Communities

In a new COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, the White House and U.S. Department of Education are asking higher ed institutions to make a commitment to help get their students and communities vaccinated.