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Study Reveals Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

The skills required for information security have changed in the last few years, according to IT security professionals in a recent survey.

Report: Time for a Digital Literacy Reboot in College

It's not enough for a student just to be able to use a technology; he or she must also be able to reflect, imagine and understand implications of decisions as part of doing a task or producing an object that otherwise wouldn't be possible without the technology.

Online Mathematics Homework Program to Begin Research Studies

The United States Department of Education has doled out an additional $7 million to fund two more studies to assess the impact of a free math learning platform.



Report: AR and VR Headsets up 25.5 Percent Year over Year

2.1 million augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality headsets shipped in the second quarter of 2017, a 25.5 percent increase compared to the same period of 2016, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC).

International High School Students Represent Post-Secondary Opportunity

The growth in the number of international students coming to study in the United States hasn't just slowed in higher education. The current administration's efforts to more tightly control visa issuance has also slowed growth in the count of students from outside the country attending high school.

California State University Moves Administrative Systems to Hybrid Cloud

The California State University System is transforming the way it delivers services to students, faculty and staff with a systemwide hybrid cloud from Unisys.

Smartwatches Overtake Fitness Trackers

"The transition towards more intelligent and feature-filled wearables is in full swing," said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers.

MIT Researchers Improve Datacenter Cache Efficiency with Flash Memory

The team, from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence laboratory (CSAIL), reported that it can reduce energy requirements by using flash memory — the same kind used in smartphones — for data center caching.

Phishing Attack Scams Canadian University for $11.8 Million

Canada's MacEwan University is working to recover $11.8 million CAD (the equivalent of about $9.5 U.S.) after a phishing attack led to a transfer of the funds to a fraudulent account.

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