Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

Higher Education

UT Austin business class beams in 3D hologram of professor

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

A business school at the University of Texas, Austin, has partnered with a local startup to beam full-body 3D holograms of professors into the classroom.

Higher Education

Alabama universities get $72 million for remote-learning tech

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

The latest round of federal funding will enable universities and colleges across the state to purchase new security software, video-conferencing equipment and remote-desktop software.

K-12

South Carolina to use radio waves for extra K-12 internet access

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Gov. Henry McMaster announced a $1.3 million investment in datacasting technology to ensure remote education access for about 5,000 students across the state.

Higher Education

Fairfield University among first to offer virtual counseling services through UWill

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

As reports of heightened anxiety and depression spike during the pandemic, one Connecticut university is partnering with a new startup to provide counseling services designed for remote access.

Higher Education

University of Utah pays ransomware attackers $457K

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

Administrators said they were able to restore all encrypted data from backups, but they decided to pay the ransom to prevent student and teacher information from being leaked onto the internet.

Higher Education

Malware skimmed credit card numbers from Michigan State's online shop

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Code embedded in an official university website selling Spartan-branded sweatshirts and mugs compromised financial information of about 2,600 customers.

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