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"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.
This week's graduates include the first students of the academy's cyber systems program, launched in 2018 as a cross-disciplinary field incorporating electrical engineering, operations research and computer analysis.
The donation from New Haven professor Alice Fischer and her husband Michael, a Yale professor, will go toward recruiting and retaining new faculty to teach core computer science skills and advocate for the field.
Roughly 1,000 students could earn bachelor’s degrees in gaming design over the next three years at the City University of New York, in coordination with tech company Urban Arts and the Harlem Gallery of Sciences.
A $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the New York college to develop training modules related to automotive repair, electrical construction and maintenance, and green technology management.
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.
Given already high demand for cybersecurity professionals which is only expected to rise, Purdue University Northwest is transitioning some of its current cybersecurity offerings into a four-year degree.
About 60 percent of STEM graduates from the city's two major universities stay in Louisiana five years after earning their degrees, but experts say digital equity and reaching kids at a young age could improve retention.
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.
Under Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised proposal, the state's colleges and universities will get a 5 percent base general fund increase in each of the next five years, contingent upon raising graduation rates and meeting other goals.
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.
Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for short- and longer-term training in IT, cybersecurity or manufacturing, and job placement after completion.
The Illinois college, which opened in 1865, said recent financial troubles and projected enrollment shortfalls were exacerbated by a ransomware attack last semester that rendered systems inoperable.
Officials from Southern Oregon University, the Oregon Institute of Technology and Rogue Community College say higher education institutions must interact and work with communities to meet changes in regional economies.