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  • Survey: Augmented and Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K–12

    Despite plenty of media attention and hype, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are technologies still on the outskirts in American classrooms, according to a recent survey by the nonprofit organization Project Tomorrow. Only five percent of teachers said they are using AR or VR in their classrooms, Project Tomorrow found in its annual Speak Up survey of more than 510,000 K–12 students, parents and educators.

  • Report: PreK–12 PD Market Estimated at $5.3 Billion Through 2021

    The PreK–12 professional learning, or development, market is estimated at $5.3 billion through 2020-2021, according to a recent report by market research firm Research and Markets.

  • New DDoS Attacks Use Far Fewer Infected Hosts, Target Education

    Akamai Technologies has identified a new attack method generating extremely large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against educational institutions and other types of organizations but without the millions of infected hosts typically seen in these scenarios.

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  • NASA and Texas Instruments Launch STEM-Related Virtual Scavenger Hunt

    NASA and Texas Instruments (TI) today launched “The Search for STEMnauts,” a virtual scavenger hunt designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Each week for the next six weeks, students in sixth through 12th grade will be challenged to solve space-related puzzles for a chance to unlock virtual reward points.

  • Tech Allows Workers, Students to Augment Knowledge in the Real World

    New location-aware “knowledge injections” on the cloud-based EON Reality Augmented Virtual Reality platform provide contextual knowledge in real time, helping users to facilitate a manufacturing, maintenance, repair or operation procedure, and more.

  • Speak to Go Allows Voice to Direct VR Experiences

    A new web program by Google allows users to explore the world in virtual reality (VR) by just speaking the name of a place. Speak to Go is activated by a user’s voice.

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