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Augmented and virtual reality headsets experienced a double-digit decline over the last year. Worldwide, AR/VR headset manufacturers shipped 8.8 million units in all of 2022, down 20.9% over the previous year, according to a new report.
THE Journal is relaunching its K–12 IT Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey. To date, thousands of K–12 IT professionals have participated, providing valuable insights into the profession for their peers and colleagues.
A collaboration of ed tech providers led by nonprofit 1EdTech Consortium has resulted in an updated open standard for interoperability that allows K–12 school districts to automatically combine assessment results and grades from districts’ various platforms and tools, enabling teachers and administrators to see all their students’ results data in one place.
The security appliance market saw a substantial increase year over year, with five manufacturers dominating in the fourth quarter of 2022.
New research shows that an overwhelming majority of education institutions in the United States have incorrectly configured email security settings and as a result are more susceptible to phishing and spoofing threats.
Within two years, half of information security professionals across all sectors will leave their current positions, and half of those will find themselves in completely different roles.
In a monthlong study of one U.S. school district with newly implemented PhishID security software, Identity Automation uncovered detailed markers of increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks and dangerous proxy services targeting students, according to a new report out from Identity Automation.
Lenovo has revamped its education technology portfolio, recently introducing new Windows 11 and ChromeOS laptops, new features for its VR Classroom and LanSchool solutions, and a new device-as-a-service option for K–12 schools.
Without minimizing the need to honor students’ privacy rights, we as an ed tech community should also not miss the opportunity to search for the new emergent patterns that will no doubt appear when we look at how students, teachers, and their data all interact. It’s these new patterns, like ripples in the sand, that will likely offer insights into the heretofore most intractable questions in education.
An expert offers tips for K-12 administrators and their IT teams on how to make the most out of their investment in Chromebooks with security and sustainability in mind, and recommends schools revise their IT equipment policies to address used and end-of-life devices, including Chromebooks.
As malicious threat actors increase their attacks on K–12 networks, with “potentially catastrophic” effects on educators, students, and their families, U.S. government agencies such as the GAO and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are stepping up to help schools and districts secure their cyber infrastructure.