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South American Schools Get Satellite-Delivered Wi-Fi

Six hundred rural schools in Venezuela are gaining access to the Internet through a new Wi-Fi deployment designed to give teachers and students access to academic and teaching materials from around the world.

Naviance Integrates Roadtrip Nation Interviews

School districts that use college and career readiness platform Naviance Family Connection by Hobsons also now have integrated access to Roadtrip Nation's archive of video interviews with more than 300 local, national, and international leaders.

New Report Outlines IT Requirements for Competency-Based Education

CompetencyWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning have released a new report, Re-Engineering Information Technology: Design Considerations for Competency Education, which identifies the technological requirements for a competency-based education model.

Cloud Computing To Make Up 35% of K-12 IT Budgets in 4 Years

Within one year, cloud computing in K-12 schools is expected to consume a quarter of the entire IT budget; four years from now, that figure will grow to 35 percent. What's driving that growth?

Samsung Launches New Thin- and Zero-Client Displays for Cloud Access through Desktop Virtualization

Samsung has launched two new cloud display lines, the TC-series thin client cloud displays and the NC-series zero-client cloud displays.

ForeScout and MobileIron Partner To Offer Integrated MDM and NAC Solution

ForeScout Technologies and MobileIron have launched a partnership to deliver a security system for enterprise bring-your-own-device environments.

Is Your OS XP-ired?

New minimum requirements for assessment have district leaders talking about technology. As they consider upgrades, they should plan not just for testing, but for teaching.

ForeScout and AirWatch Tackle BYOD Together

Two network management companies have teamed up to create an approach that lets customers combine network access with mobile device management.

Medina City School District Upgrades Network To Support BYOD

Medina City School District in Ohio has deployed new wireless and wired network solutions across its 13 campuses to support bring-your-own-device policies and blended learning.

Google Extends Android's Lead by 20 Points, but Not at Apple's Expense

Google further solidified the lead of its Android mobile operating system in the last quarter of 2012. Android's worldwide market share jumped nearly 20 points, while its chief rival, Apple's iOS, remained essentially flat. Both platforms saw significant increases in total units shipped.

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