News Update
Breaking Stories in Higher Ed 12/12/2017


  • $500,000 Grand Challenge Wants Tech Innovations in Deaf Literacy

    Of an estimated 32 million children around the world who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind, four in five lack access to education, and just 2 percent get instruction in sign language. Because early exposure to sign language builds a stronger language foundation, those without it are affected in education, employment and social interaction.

  • Harnessing the Power of Collaboration

    Founded in 2014 by Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Florida, Unizin is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to improving the learning experience with technology and creating a common, interoperable infrastructure for education.

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality to Nearly Double Each Year Through 2021

    Spending on augmented and virtual reality will nearly double in 2018, according to a new forecast, growing from $9.1 billion in 2017 to $17.8 billion next year.


  • Amazon Intros Alexa for Business

    Amazon Web Services today announced Alexa for Business, a new service that provides voice control for office tasks.

  • Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

    The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.

  • Trends: Phablets to Dominate Smartphone Market

    Phablets will overtake sales of regular smartphones by 2019 and will climb from 611 million shipments this year to 1 billion in 2021, according to a new forecast.


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