Featured Education Content

  1. Businesses Find Opportunities In Adaptive Learning
    7/10/2014

    When computers are used as interactive teaching devices, the computers can adapt the curriculum to best fit the needs of the student, typically determined through their responses to specific questions and how they perform tasks presented to them. The drive behind adaptive or personalized learning is an attempt to turn the student into more than just a passive recipient of knowledge and more into a participant in the entire learning process.

  2. Universities Embrace Technology To Deliver MOOCs
    7/9/2014

    Universities across the nation are facing more challenges than ever before. According to Mehdi Maghsoodnia of University Business, shrinking budgets are contrasted with higher costs and aging facilities. The government is decreasing funding while getting more involved from a regulatory standpoint. Demand is up, enrollment is unpredictable, and graduation rates are down. Schools are fighting for ways to cope, retain students, and help them graduate on time.

  3. ConnectED Hub Links Schools With Technology Companies
    7/9/2014

    Since taking office, one of President Barack Obama’s focuses has been preparing America’s students for the challenges they can expect to face in an age of global technology. The fact that millions of students nationwide do not have access to high-speed broadband makes it difficult to compete worldwide.

  4. Education IT News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    Student data continues to make headlines: privacy remains a top concern despite technological advances. Biometrics could replace plastic ID cards on college campuses, and Louisiana moves forward with a student data bill that collects information on all public school students.

  5. EdTech Spending Increases: Display Devices In Demand
    7/3/2014

    Global spending on education technology within the classroom reached U.S. $13 billion last year — up 11 percent from 2012, according to a market study from Futuresource Consulting cited in Market Watch. The study relates a significant increase in the mobile PC market, with classroom display devices — such as projectors and interactive whiteboards (IWBs) — and complementary devices — such as visualizers, voice amplification, and related devices.

  6. Education IT News For VARs — July 1, 2014
    7/1/2014

    Student data is potentially breached in New Jersey, leaving parents and students unsure about the safety of their personal information. Additionally, school security continues to be a hot topic in the news, as schools adopt technology for safer, more advanced learning environments.

  7. Education IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

    In the news, market analyst and education professionals expect a shift in ed-tech spending to center on digitally delivered personalized instruction based on Common Core standards. Also, an article points out a trend toward businesses providing automated software for adaptive learning, and the ConnectEd Hub, linking technology companies to schools that can benefit from their services, is on the White House’s website.

  8. Education IT News For VARs — June 17, 2014
    6/17/2014

    In the news, a New Jersey bill would require police to access all school security cameras — and to force schools without cameras to install them. Also, the issue of keeping student data private is in the news again, with an email containing student data sent to 160 law students. In other news, technology integrated with a high school’s yearbook enables students to scan a photo to watch a video on a smartphone app.

  9. Education IT News — June 9, 2014
    6/9/2014

    In the news, as more schools are moving student data to the cloud with plans to implement data analysis tools, privacy remains a concern. Also, a group of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors draft an “Edtech Bill of Rights.” In addition, an article lists technologies anticipated to impact K-12 education, including cloud computing, gamification, and learning analytics.

  10. What VARs Need To Know About Providing Biometrics ID Solutions
    6/3/2014

    If you provide access control solutions, you are certainly familiar with biometrics identification, but is providing this technology within your company’s capabilities, expandable to other areas of clients’ organizations?

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