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AV, presentation, and display technology related news, analysis, and deployments in K-12.


Research: Nearly 1 in 10 K-12 Teachers and Students Globally Will Own a Mobile Device by 2017

Nearly 10 percent of all K-12 teachers and students will have a mobile device by 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. In 2012, just three percent of K-12 teachers and students owned mobile devices, according to the company.

Epson To Help Fund Schools in Need

Epson and DonorsChoose.org have teamed up to launch a holiday program that aims to help public school teachers get funding for their classroom projects.

Report: Tablets Soar as PCs Drop

Global tablet sales continue to climb in 2013 as PC shipments lag behind according to a pair of new forecasts from market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

ISTE Recommends Increase to E-Rate Funding

The International Society for Technology in Education has recommended that the FCC should increase e-rate funding to $5 billion.

Report: Mobile Devices Will Be Smarter than Their Users by 2017

Handheld devices will be smarter than the people who use them by the year 2017, according to new research from Gartner.

U Tasmania Updates Video Technology To Expand Digital Collabortion

A university in Australia aims to improve collaboration with upgraded videoconferencing technology.

Study Finds Teacher Candidates Need Better Prep for Distance Learning

A new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning investigates collaborations between educator preparation programs and online schools, Partnering for Success: A 21st Century Model for Teacher Preparation.

Profs Develop Web-Based Literacy Assessment System

Three education professors are building a Web-based learning analytics system that aims to help improve assessment, feedback, and progress-monitoring of literacy education for students in grades 1-8.

Survey Finds Public Institutions Lead Private in Deploying Distance Learning Programs

Nearly half of the country's state colleges offer at least five undergraduate degrees online, while only 15 percent of private institutions do the same, according to two new surveys from Learning House.

IDC Sounds off on Tablet Market Share in Education

Tim Cook's announcement that 94 percent of all tablets in education were iPads raised more than a few eyebrows. But is there more to this story? Read on to find out.

CoSN Survey: Schools Need More Broadband; E-Rate Needs More Funding

Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking

Texas School District Goes 1:1 with Tablet Designed for Education

Midland Independent School District has implemented a 1:1 tablet initiative for all 1,600 of the district's sixth grade students and plans to implement more as part of its multi-year 1:1 initiative.

Nevada Institution Uses Webcasts to Support Online Learners

Western Nevada College has adopted a video content management and webcasting system to better support its 4,800 students, roughly 50 percent of whom take courses entirely online.

Play-i Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Child-Programmable Robots

Play-i, a new company recently launched by former Apple, Amazon, and Frog Design employees, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Bo and Yana, two robots designed to be programmed by children as young as five years old.

The Price Tag for the Internet of Things: $8.9 Trillion by 2020

Someone has put a price tag on the Internet of Things: $8.9 trillion a year by 2020. That's the amount consumers, businesses, universities, school systems, governments, and other organizations will spend on the forecast 212 billion "things" that will make up the Internet of Things within eight years.

6 Tips for Technology Implementations at Small Schools

Small universities have fewer resources and fewer employees, and they can't afford to spend as much money on technology as their larger counterparts. Brad Marcum, director of academic data services at the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, provides six tips to level the technology-implementation playing field for smaller schools.

U Ottawa Deploys Tools To Engage Students

The University of Ottawa will implement a new tool designed to improve student engagement.

Webcam Program Aims To Help Struggling Readers in Rural Schools

A new program that brings webcam-based coaching technology into the rural classroom aims to help students dramatically boost their reading skills.

Report: The Future of Collaboration Is Cross-Platform

By 2016, most collaborative technologies will be available across devices, from Web browsers to desktop software to native smart phone and tablet apps, according to a new report.

New U Iowa Library Commons Delivers Academic and Tech Support

The University of Iowa community will be enjoying a new study and instructional space that opens this week along with the start of classes. The $14.5 million initiative is a joint project of Information Technology services, Libraries, and the Office of the Provost, which funded the work.

Kaltura And WebEx Partner on Videoconferencing

Kaltura will integrate its open source video management platform with Cisco's WebEx videoconferencing service.

Android, iOS, Windows Phone All Make Gains in Second Quarter

Smart phone shipments increased by more than 50 percent in the second quarter of 2013, with the top 3 operating systems — Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone — all seeing double-digit gains.

Utah Public Schools Expands Smart School Technology Pilot Program

The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) has announced plans to expand its Smart School Technology Pilot Program to deploy whole-school technology, including one-to-one mobile devices, to more Utah public schools.

New Jersey District Boosts Interactive Whiteboard Population

A New Jersey district is escalating its use of interactive whiteboard technology.

Education Technology Market to Soar to $59 Billion by 2018

The global education technology market is poised for skyrocketing growth, according to a new report. Key opportunities exist for companies developing solutions aimed at the educational cloud, special needs students, learning management systems, and improving literacy skills.

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