The Woodland, CA Unified School District has replaced its legacy computer lab desktop systems with virtual desktops.
Oracle has released Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1, Oracle's first releases of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X.
Schools and libraries increased the funding demands placed on the FCC's E-rate program, asking for more than $5 billion for infrastructure and telecommunications improvements for Funding Year 2012, according to consulting and compliance firm Funds For Learning.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Aerohive Networks has introduced the next stage of its cloud-enabled enterprise networking infrastructure Branch on Demand product line with a new two-platform router that helps public and commercial enterprises design, build, and support multiple and highly dispersed regional facilities with minimal or no IT support.
Cloud and managed services provider Netelligent has partnered with desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) provider Desktone to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops as a service.
ViewSonic has expanded its MultiClient line of desktop virtualization products to include two new zero client plug-and-play adapters, the VMA15 and VMA25, and it has added support for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011.
Barracuda Networks has released version 4.2 of its Barracuda Backup Service, which now includes VMware host support.
All 1,200 primary schools in Northern Ireland will now have access to Europe's first Education Cloud, a network providing WiFi connectivity to over 350,000 students and teachers. The new network is part of the Classroom 2000 (C2k) project, whose mission is to provide the infrastructure and services to support the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in Northern Ireland schools.
Before choosing to restrict the use of social and mobile tools in schools, policymakers and education leaders have to consider the negative impact such restrictions will have on learning. That's the premise of a new policy report released jointly this week by more than a dozen prominent education associations and advocacy groups.
One high school is using text messaging and free cell phones to keep students and teachers in constant contact with each other, and seeing dramatic results.
- By Stephen Noonoo