Cloud Computing & SaaS


Cloud and Mobile to Drive Increase in IT Spending

According to the latest Worldwide Black Book forecast from International Data Corp., worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent in 2017, rebounding from last year's growth of 2.5 percent.

LearnZillion Partners with D2L to Help Create Blended Learning Experiences

LearnZillion, a K–12 curriculum-as-a-service (CaaS) company, is partnering with Canadian ed tech company D2L to integrate LearnZillion’s standards-aligned curricula into D2L’s Brightspace Lessons learning management system (LMS).

Kentucky Initiative Wants K–12, College Students to Reach for Cloud Careers

With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.

Girls Who Code Brings Free Summer Coding Program to 11 Cities

The national nonprofit, which teaches young women computer science (CS) skills, is bringing its flagship CS summer program to 11 cities in the United States.

Lightspeed Launches Classroom Instruction Platform, Undergoes Rebrand

Ahead of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference next week (June 25-28) in San Antonio, TX, Lightspeed this week revealed a new logo, corporate identity and brand new audio and video product line focused on improving classroom instruction and collaboration.

Nureva Adds Screen Sharing to Span Classroom Collaboration Software

Nureva, a collaboration solutions company, had added screen sharing capabilities within its Span collaboration system designed for classrooms, ahead of the ISTE 2017 conference.

Hero K12 Rounds Up $150 Million to Acquire Other Ed Tech Companies

The company, which offers schools student behavior tracking and referral management, recently received more than $150 million from Boston-based BV Investment Partners to increase its acquisition capacity.

D2L Brings Brightspace LMS to All of K-12

Ed tech company D2L has announced plans to release a major upgrade for its learning management system that is intended to span all of K-12. Aside from its adoption within higher ed, Brightspace traditionally has found a home in high schools.

Georgia District Pilots IBM and Sesame Street AI-Powered Vocabulary App

The upcoming app features characters from Sesame Street and leverages IBM Watson’s natural language processing and other cognitive technologies to help young children learn to spell and improve their literacy skills.

Blackboard Launches K–12 Cloud-Based Digital Learning Environment

Blackboard has launched Blackboard Classroom, a cloud-based digital learning environment for K–12 built around the company's learning management system.

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