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Survey: Accessibility Challenges Persist as Hybrid and Online Learning Continues

With fully online or hybrid course formats still very much in play at colleges and universities around the world, accessibility issues remain a key challenge, according to a recent study.

IT Security Intrusions on the Rise in Education Sector

Criminals engaging in intrusion into information systems are getting much more efficient at what they do, according to a new threat report from data security firm CrowdStrike. And intrusions into academic systems are soaring.

Gartner: 4 Key Trends Speeding AI Innovation

Research firm Gartner has identified four trends that are driving artificial intelligence innovation in the near term.

Survey: College Students Expect to Face Mental Health Issues this Fall

A recent poll of incoming and matriculating college students found that nearly half of respondents (44 percent) anticipate being impacted by mental health issues (either themselves and/or among roommates, classmates or professors) during the fall 2021 semester.

5G Drives Device Growth, Begins to Push Out 4G

The price of mobile connectivity is on the rise as 5G begins to shut out 4G. 5G phones are significantly more expensive than 4G phones, and that gap is widening as 5G phones double in volume.



Notebooks Driving Growth in Computing Devices as Tablets Decline

The computing device market is seeing slower-than-expected growth this year, owing largely to shortages caused by the public policy response to the pandemic. Nevertheless, overall growth in 2021 will be positive, according to a new report. However, that growth will continue to slow through 2025, with tablets actually going seeing negative growth. Education is one of the positive drivers.

Smart Buildings More Popular in Education than Before Pandemic

In a recent global survey, two-thirds of school and college facilities managers (65 percent) were more likely to invest in smart building solutions now than they were pre-pandemic.

Pandemic Drives Career Shifts

A new study of data generated by an education platform has found that college students and other adults spent at least some of the pandemic rethinking their career plans.

Chromebook Market Surging

The adoption of Chromebooks appears to be outpacing the growth surge predicted for the year. In the second quarter, Chromebook shipments grew 68.6 percent — and that wasn't even the best quarter of the last three quarters.

Tablet Market Sees Modest Growth as Apple Maintains Lead

According to a new preliminary report from market research firm IDC, shipments of tablets reached 40.5 million units in the second quarter of 2021, up 4.2 percent over the same period last year.