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Students Used More Digital Course Materials During Pandemic

In 2020-2021, the majority of college students (58 percent) used digital course materials more than in the previous year, according to a survey from the National Association of College Stores.

New CSU Student Success Initiative to Provide iPad Air to 35,000 Incoming Students

In its largest ever device distribution, California State University is offering an iPad Air, Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio to up to 35,000 first-year and new transfer students at eight campuses this fall.

Eduroam Expands to Support K–12 Schools, Libraries and Museums

Nonprofit Internet2 has launched eduroam Support Organizations, an effort to expand its secure, wireless roaming service into K–12 schools, libraries and museums.

Virginia Union U Mobile Learning Initiative Will Outfit Students with Apple Devices

First-year students at Virginia Union University will receive a bundle of Apple products to support their education and success on campus.



Report: Pandemic Investment in Cloud Infrastructure Will Have Lasting Impact

According to a new analysis, one of the “lasting impacts” of COVID-19 will be an increased reliance on cloud infrastructure in education and a few other sectors.

Pandemic Has Increased Expected Spending on Digital Transformation, IT

According to a recent Gartner survey, 82 percent of chief financial officers plan to increase investment in digital capabilities in fiscal year 2021 compared to 2020, and 70 percent intend to increase their spending on information technology.

Nureva Intros Voice Amplification Mode for In-Classroom Audio Systems

Nureva recently announced that it has added a Voice Amplification Mode to two of its audio conferencing systems. The new feature for the HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems will support both in-room amplification of the instructor’s voice as well as full-room pickup of other voices in the classroom for the sake of remote students.

VR Headsets See Significant Growth

Shipments of virtual reality headsets went up more than 50 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same period last year, according to a new report. Facebook, which owns Oculus, was one of the key driving factors.

Pilot to Develop Career Center for Research Computing and Data Professionals

A team from Harvard University, Internet2, the University of California, San Diego and the University of Utah is developing a Research Computing and Data Resource and Career Center to support workforce development in the field.

Instructure to Buy EesySoft

Instructure is acquiring long-time partner EesySoft. Instructure is the maker of Canvas LMS and other popular ed tech tools.