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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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

Epson Intros 7 New Compact Laser Projectors

Epson has added seven new models to its lineup of large-venue projectors. The compact, high-light-output models offer up to 10,000 lumens and multiple optional power lenses.

2U to Acquire edX, Pledges to Continue the edX Mission

Online education company 2U has announced it will acquire edX, the online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, for $800 million.

Burning Glass Merges with Emsi to Create Labor Market Analytics Firm

Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi have merged to create Emsi Burning Glass, a labor market analytics firm that will provide insights on the changing workforce to corporate, government and higher education clients.