Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff reporter for StateScoop, covering the intersection of local government and emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and 5G.

Higher Education

Textbook publisher Pearson sues Chegg for copyright infringement

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The publisher claims Chegg is profiting from verbatim answers copied from its textbooks.

Higher Education

Ellucian expands edtech 'Experience' platform internationally

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

Ellucian Experience, Ellucian's single sign-on and software development platform, is now available outside the U.S.

Data & Analytics

Predictive analytics are only as useful as the university culture around them

by Ryan Johnston • 7 months ago

Data analytics are a key tool for higher education institutions seeking to bolster student success, but don't expect a silver bullet, experts said.

Higher Education

VR in universities a welcome addition, but not yet 'plug-and-play'

by Ryan Johnston • 8 months ago

Professors experimenting with VR in their classrooms report positive initial results, but they say creating the content is still a lot of work.

Higher Education

Purdue students are using VR to explore the cosmos, remotely

by Ryan Johnston • 9 months ago

Virtual reality technology that wasn't feasible in the classroom just a few years ago is finding practical applications in a Purdue astronomy course.


Eight Virginia universities announce cybersecurity workforce projects

by Ryan Johnston • 9 months ago

University students will get experience working on projects related to cybersecurity risk and bio-cybersecurity.