Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well.
Cloud computing and mobile technology are the top technologies to watch in education, according to this year's K-12 Horizon Report, an annual publication from the New Media Consortium that highlights developing trends in ed tech. And this year, the report suggests, they could go mainstream.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Using cloud-based software, schools are creating customizable, print-on-demand yearbooks.
Cloud computing and classroom management software developer Stoneware has launched a new version of its webRDP HTML5 Gateway that allows end users to access remote Windows computers without a client.
Microsoft wants to stop giving Amazon headway in the cloud race. The Redmond company announced live production of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, first previewed starting in June 2012.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Red Hat has elevated its Red Hat OpenStack distribution from a preview version to an Early Adopter Program.
Joe Annibale, superintendent of Union Beach School District, remembers getting the call one Monday night last October. The custodians reported to him that the lone school in the district was taking on water. And not just water: Hurricane Sandy had engulfed this community of 6,245 people with a slushy cocktail of street runoff, sewage, and salt water, like a scene "out of the Titanic."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Entire counties and states are moving away from locally hosted e-mail and document-sharing software. The big question they have to answer: Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365?
Cloud-based software is often touted as the easiest way to collaborate online. But now, two information technology centers in Ohio are collaborating to maintain the infrastructure of the cloud itself.
The Watson Institute, an educational organization serving children and youth with special needs, has implemented new remote access software to enable its staff to access their work computers from anywhere, anytime, using any device.