The Iowa Communications Network, established in the 1990s, is providing hundreds of classrooms in the state with two-way and one-way video communications, affording public and private schools the opportunity to expand learning opportunities for students.
- By Denise Harrison
Network breaches represent the foremost nightmare scenario for IT pros, according to a new cross-sector industry report.
- By Jabulani Leffall
About half of all public schools in the United States are providing handheld devices to administrators, teachers, or students, and, according to a new report released by the United States Department of Education, every single public school in the country is using computing technology in some way as part of instruction.
- By John K. Waters
“Life doesn’t stop because the school year ends; patches still happen. And without anyone here, they weren’t getting put out, so the beginning of the school year was always horrendous. We never had enough time to get the computers ready.”
- By Charlene O’Hanlon
Glynn County School System has deployed a new wireless network at four schools, completing the second in a multi-phase wireless networking rollout district-wide.
Cloud computing and gaming are among the six technologies that will have a major positive impact on K-12 education in the next few years, according to researchers. But education also faces some critical challenges in that timeframe, including challenges that may require fundamental changes to the way we educate in the United States.
Fluke Networks has released a handheld device for troubleshooting wireless networks. The AirCheck WiFi Tester lets users verify and troubleshoot 802.11a/b/g/n network availability, connectivity, channel usage, and security settings.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
This is an exciting time to be a K-12 school librarian. Five years have passed since the Library 2.0 concept was coined in a blog, but only in the last couple years have school libraries fully started to embrace social networking and other 2.0 tools. For the advocates--many of whom are connected by learning networks--the enthusiasm for incorporating new technologies is palpable.
- By Natasha Wanchek
Netop has announced it released an updated version of its endpoint protection software, ProtectOn Pro.
- By Scott Aronowitz