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Smartphone Sales in Decline, but 5G-Powered Rebound Expected for 2020

In 2019, smartphone sales worldwide will dip 2.5 percent over last year, according to a forecast from research firm Gartner, with the largest declines expected in Japan, Western Europe and North America.

GitHub Adds LMS Integration for More Efficient Workflows

Recently, GitHub announced integrations between GitHub Classroom and popular learning management systems Google Classroom, Instructure Canvas, D2L Brightspace and Moodle, enabling the automatic syncing of students from the LMS platform to GitHub Classroom.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 19, 2019)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2019, the 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, and Educause Annual Conference 2019.

Indiana U Network Upgrade to Support a Quarter-Million Concurrent Devices

On the heels of wrapping up a 10-year network master plan, Indiana University has gone public with a new plan to undertake a massive upgrade of its network infrastructure. The university said it intends to build up its administrative and learning environment to support a quarter of a million concurrent devices across all of its nine campuses.



Gartner: Top Wireless Tech Trends to Watch

New forms of wireless technology are poised to enable emerging tech such as robots, drones, self-driving vehicles and more, according to a recent assessment by Gartner. The research firm identified 10 key wireless trends worth watching as the technology continues to develop over the next five years.

Bootcamp Business Up 49% Year-over-Year

This year coding bootcamps are expected to graduate more than 23,000 developers, an overall growth rate of 705 percent since 2013, according to a recent report by Course Report, and an increase of 49 percent over 2018.

Senators Go After Ed Tech on Student Data Usage

Some of the biggest names in ed tech received word this week from a team of Democratic senators to hand over details on their data collection practices.

Google Adds Tools for Grading, Plagiarism Detection

This week, Google introduced Assignments, a revamp of its Course Kit toolkit (in beta last year), designed to streamline the process of collecting and grading student work.

Uneven Standards Hamper Online Education the World Over

A new report has provided SWOT analyses of seven regions around the world related to digital and distance education. The bottom line: While online learning is on the rise everywhere, programs and courses show great unevenness because of a lack of standards.

Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans

Education's greatest cybersecurity threat is the openness of its networks, according to a company that produces anti-malware software. According to a new analysis of its customer data, Malwarebytes has found that the education sector was the largest target for adware and trojans, and second among verticals for being hit with ransomware.

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