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Colleges Spending Record Amounts to Woo Students

Even as enrollment has declined in higher education, colleges and universities are spending record amounts to persuade students to apply, according to an article recently published in The Hechinger Report.

Report: Degree Holders Don't Necessarily Earn Higher Incomes

People who complete a higher level of education don't always earn more than those who lack a four-year degree, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Report: Most Learners Have Found They Like Online Learning

A new survey from Wiley Education Services has found that online learning "gained traction" in the pandemic.

AR, VR Leading Growth in Emerging Devices

The augmented and virtual reality market will grow to more than eight times its current size over the next five years, making it the fastest-growing category among emerging devices, which include wearables and smart home devices.

U.S. Ed Tech Spending to Reach $27.6 Billion in 2021

This year, spending on education technology in the United States will amount to $27.6 billion, according to a new report.



Ransomware Expected to Increase 150% This Year

Ransomware and fileless malware are both seeing large surges this year, according to a newly released report from WatchGuard Technologies.

Adoption of Hearables, Watches Driving Growth in Wearables Market

In the second quarter of 2021, the wearables market grew 32.3 percent year over year, despite an overall slowing of consumer spending on technology.

Worries and Financial Pressure Major Disruptors of College Plans

Over a third of Americans changed their plans for education as a result of the pandemic, with Black and Latinx students more likely to do so than White students, according to newly released data from Strada and Heart+Mind Strategies.

DDoS Attacks on the Rise, but Education Networks Largely Spared

In the first half of 2021, dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attacks were up by double digits. But somehow schools, colleges and universities, despite being favorite targets for ransomware and various other forms of malware, have been by and large overlooked — even as DDoS becomes a companion tool in ransomware incidents.

Report: Remote Employees Need to Feel More Connected

A survey by learning platform company Kahoot! And HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence Found that remote employees across all sectors prefer working from home at least part of the time but need to feel more connected and reap the same benefits as onsite workers.