Information Technology

Information, news and features for the education sector IT professionals


Mersive Launches Portable Wireless Media Streaming Pod

Mersive today introduced the Solstice Pod, a wireless media streaming device for video collaboration.

Report: Changes Coming to the Way iPads Are Deployed in Schools

iPad deployments in education environments may soon be easier, according to a recent report in MacRumors.

Slowdown Expected in K-12 Mobile Device Growth for 2015

The market for mobile computing devices in K-12 worldwide has grown by 18 percent, according to new analysis by Futuresource Consulting.

Panda Security Updates Systems Management Platform

Panda Security has updated its Systems Management software.

Acer Revs Chromebox Line, Adds 4K Support, Dual-Core i3 CPUs

Acer is expanding its line of its Chromebox devices, which, like Chromebooks, run on Google's Chrome OS. Unlike Chromebooks, they come in a desktop form factor (somewhat resembling an external hard drive enclosure).

1 School in 7 Loses 'Critical Data' Forever

Compared to other kinds of organizations — business, government and not-for-profit — educational institutions are the least prepared for disaster recovery.

Aeries SIS Integrates LearnSprout Early Warning Tools

Student information system provider Eagle Software has partnered with LearnSprout, a predictive analytics provider, to provide California-based users of the Aeries SIS with early warning tools.

Adaptivity Tops Gartner Ed Strategic Tech List

Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning, according to Gartner. In a new report, "Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015," the business IT consulting firm ranked 10 innovations and tech trends that it believes the education CIO should plan for in 2015.

FreshGrade Debuts Parent Engagement iPad App

FreshGrade has released a free new iPad app, also called FreshGrade, designed to help teachers efficiently capture, document and share student learning with parents in real time.

Idaho Schools Scramble when Broadband Contracts Voided

Idaho school districts are scrambling to make sure they have Internet broadband after a court case threw out the agreements they had with their Internet service providers.

Whitepapers