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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.

Demand for Chromebooks Surges as Tablets Make Only Modest Gains

The increased demand for lower-cost remote learning devices is helping to drive massive growth for Chromebooks this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm IDC. But the next few years won’t look so rosy.

Lightspeed Upgrades Classroom Audio Solutions

Lightspeed has updated its entire line of audio solutions for education and rebranded it as Instructional Audio Solutions.

Malware on Removable Devices Nearly Doubles

According to a new report, malware being delivered via removable media, such as USB drives, nearly doubled last year.



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.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of June 21, 2021)

Upcoming events include SANSFIRE, 2021 AAEEBL Annual Meeting, and TDWI Virtual Summit.

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.

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.