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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.

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.

Report: Remote Employees Need to Feel More Connected

A survey by learning platform company Kahoot! And HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence Found that remote employees across all sectors prefer working from home at least part of the time but need to feel more connected and reap the same benefits as onsite workers.

3 Universities Partner with Adobe to Boost Students' Digital Skills

Through a new Anchor School Program, Adobe is working with universities to provide students with the creativity and digital skills they need to pursue careers in technology.

Community College Groups Work to Address Student Basic Needs Insecurity

A new collaboration between the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and nonprofit JFF is setting out to address student basic needs and expand emergency student aid in 52 community colleges across five states.