K-12 Technology News
Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives.
Intended as a resource for district and technology leaders, a new report from the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) examines how to save money through demonstrating ROI, sustainable technology practices, and good financial leadership.
- By Stephen Noonoo
As BYOD continues to gain traction, enterprise mobile device management is being pushed aside in favor of more user-centric mobile application management (MAM). According to a new report, MAM — which itself comes in a variety of forms — will overtake MDM as the dominant mobile management mode within the next five years.
Ricoch Americas has unveiled a new interactive whiteboard, a digital projector that works with walls and other fixed surfaces, and a video conferencing system as part of the slate of offerings released at the recent InfoComm AV show.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Peerless-AV has launched an outdoor kiosk enclosure for 4K ultra HD video displays, which it claims is the first such kiosk available.
Sonic Foundry has updated Mediasite 7, the company's video publishing and capture platform.
High-performance computing systems held steady in the first quarter of 2014. While the trend toward cheaper systems caused a substantial decline in factory revenues for manufacturers, the short- and mid-term outlook calls for substantial growth, even in high-end systems.
The new mobile apps and complementary hardware are designed to connect Adobe Creative Cloud to the iPad, and the pricing plans offer options for individuals and groups from classes to entire districts.
- By Christopher Piehler
A school district in Virginia has become the fourth educational entity to join a special program promoting cyber education among young people.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.
2014 will be a "tipping point" for tablet users, according to ABI Research. While first-quarter 2014 saw a 30 percent decline in tablets shipped compared with the same period last year, growth is expected to resume throughout the rest of the year. And when it does, Android just might come out on top for the first time.