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Brandon Paykamian

Staff Writer

Brandon Paykamian is a staff writer for Government Technology. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from East Tennessee State University and years of experience as a multimedia reporter, mainly focusing on public education and higher ed.

"Smart classroom" is a common term in the ed-tech lexicon, but educators and tech developers say it has more to do with how teachers use emerging technologies than the sheer amount of tools at their disposal.
The Washington, D.C., event brought policymakers and other ed-tech stakeholders together to discuss policy proposals geared toward closing the digital divide, putting Wi-Fi on buses and other topics.
A new $80 million Innovation Campus in Brawley, Calif., will be part of broader efforts to create a highly skilled local workforce to meet a growing demand for lithium, a key component in rechargeable batteries.
A report from the IT security company Arctic Wolf notes that universities need a multi-pronged approach to IT security, including major investments, two-factor authentication, internal policies and staff training.
The Arizona-based IT training provider has added hybrid training courses for careers in cybersecurity and network engineering, with live instruction, online study groups, one-on-one conferencing and career coaching.
The new Center for Technology and Innovation will challenge students to study drones and develop safe and efficient ways to transport vital medical resources, such as vaccines and organisms.
Virtual and augmented reality tools are gaining traction in both K-12 and higher-ed institutions, but experts say more planning and collaboration are needed to make the content practical and useful.
Institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Missouri are leading projects with community partners to expand high-speed Internet access.
Several universities this year have adopted a personal financing tool to share with students that assesses spending behaviors and then offers personalized guidance on budgeting and managing student loans.
Designed on a foundation of open source technology, the new platform allows educators to create their own lessons in earth and space science courses, as well as immersive AI-tutored activities and virtual field trips.