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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 ...

Apple's March 2018 Education Press Conference - What to Expect

Apple has announced an education focused press event, scheduled to take place on the 27th March 2018. The announcement raises two questions - what will Apple announce and how will these announcements impact its position in the education market? As a company, Apple has maintained a strong brand in education for decades. When 1:1 computing was first ...

Collaboration: The Future of Workplace Technology

A buzzword which you’ll often hear over the coming months (with ISE 2018 just around the corner) is collaboration, and the increasing interconnectedness of the spaces in which we work and the technology through which we co-operate. Collaboration is a theme at the heart of the modern workplace, and the technology that supports this seeks to enable n ...

Voice as an Interface, is it the Next Big Battle Ground in Education for Tech Giants?

Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA’s) are one of this year’s hottest trends in consumer tech, with giants like Amazon and Google pushing the agenda of voice into the home. Platforms like Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant have been in our pockets for years and are now finding new homes across a range of home electronics. Amazon, with its Alexa interf ...

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