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Esports in Education Helping Children to Overcome Lockdown Isolation

Student engagement is the single most important cornerstone of any education solution. This importance has been proven throughout the practice of distance learning where globally, teachers have had to seek out new ways of engagement through purely digital rather than physical mechanisms. This has expressed itself in various forms throughout the wor ...

Esports Education Investments Endure and Grow Amidst Budget Restrictions

Throughout 2020, esports has been one of the most notable champions amidst stay-at-home orders and social distancing policies. The industry has thrived, but it has certainly changed course from its pre-COVID trajectory, and even more so for its application in K-12 and higher education. When we talk about esports and education, most market activity ...

The Adoption of LTE Devices for the Future of Distance Learning

Interest in Long-Term Evolution (LTE) continues to grow, as the issue of internet access equity has been further highlighted by the move to distance learning. In the near-term, school districts utilising Chromebooks or Windows Notebooks have looked to bridge the connectivity gap by deploying mobile dongles, or by utilising mobile hot spots (MiFi). ...

Social Media and Microlearning Combine to Expand Access to Education Content

Since the start of the outbreak of COVID-19, 1.2 billion children in 186 countries have been affected by school closures. In response, schools have had to adjust how they provide access to education content. Many schools and teachers are adopting microlearning approaches and are using video-sharing platforms to host live sessions or to post short v ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on the K-12 Education Mobile PC Market

The rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world during the first quarter of 2020 has led to a short-term mass change in the way we live. At the time of writing, (21st April) the WTO reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 213 countries worldwide. School closures have also been instigated in over 40 countries, with intended closure periods ranging fro ...

Ed Tech Alert - Coronavirus and the Impact on K-12 Education

Following the Department for Education in England’s announcement to close all schools until further notice in the bid to control the COVID-19 outbreak, teaching staff have been resiliently rolling out home learning contingency plans. The spread of COVID-19 across the world has been rapid and the Ed Tech sector as a whole has been impacted. Key cha ...

Squaring the Student Data Privacy Law Triangle

Education providers and government agencies collect data - that is a given. However, students and parents expect that providers will only collect what is necessary and that the data they do collect is treated with appropriate levels of privacy. So, when the government is found to have shared that data with private sector companies, it rightly raise ...

Schools Need a Different Approach to EdTech

A common theme at this year's BETT expo was the need for education organisations to develop a clear roadmap for the adoption of digital services. However, many schools and colleges are struggling to keep pace with the rate of technological change and are finding it increasingly difficult to know when and how best to implement new technology. The su ...

Esports Revenues to Reach $1B – Huge Opportunities for IT Vendors, Especially in Education

Esports has been a growing industry on the fringe of gaming culture since the late 1990s, but has exploded in popularity in recent years, attracting a massive audience to the world of competitive gaming. Major competitions such as the Intel Extreme Masters already attract more than a hundred thousand spectators, and millions of fans follow esports ...

NetDragon, Edmodo and the Impact of This Week's Acquisition

This week, Chinese online games company, NetDragon Websoft, announced its agreement to acquire US-based Edmodo, the global education network. The deal will likely present growth opportunities for NetDragon’s broader portfolio of education solutions and could have competitive ramifications for companies operating across the breadth of the education ...

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