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Wearables to See Double-Digit Growth through 2021

Wrist-worn devices will drive the market, according to a new forecast, while "lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and ear-wear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come."

Bipartisan Report Advocates Use of Data to Improve Government, Including Education

A government report put into play during the Obama administration is pushing Congress, against privacy objections, to repeal current bans that limit how federally collected education data is used while also putting in place privacy and security protections.

Community College Students Now Eligible for Micro-scholarships

Raise.me, a performance-based scholarship platform that helps high school students raise funding for college, is now open to community college students interested in transferring to four-year institutions.

Virtualization Rollout Lets Savannah State Students Access Learning Tools Any Time, Anywhere

Students at Georgia's Savannah State University can now get the apps and tools they need any time, anywhere and from any device through a secure hybrid cloud from U2 Cloud.



Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results

The researchers found that just providing students with access to technology at the K-12 level had limited impact on learning outcomes while also allowing them to improve their computer proficiency. At the college level it was a different story. There "bright spots" surfaced that warranted "further study."

UW Madison Business School to Get Learning Commons

The School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has begun an $11 million remodel to convert its three-story building into a "learning commons."

Study: Positive First-Year Orientation Impacts Overall Student Experience

In a recent survey of nearly 25,000 college students, those who had a positive experience with their first-year orientation for 17 percent more likely to report a positive student life experience. Conversely, students with a poor orientation experience were 71 percent more likely to report grades of C or lower.

Servers Up in Most Recent Quarter

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead the market despite slipping in both revenue and market share.

Drone Software Workflow Simplifies Tying Site Maps to Aerial Images

A drone software company has released a new self-service workflow program to simplify facilities survey work on college campuses and within school districts.

RIT Intros edX Professional Certificate Program for Soft Skills

A new online program from Rochester Institute of Technology launching on edX will help learners hone their "soft skills" — the interpersonal, communication and social intelligence skills that help build relationships, improve productivity and foster collaboration in the workplace.

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