Lehigh U. to offer new online education certificate through Discovery Education
Courses in a new online certificate target educators seeking to “hone their instructional practice in the remote learning environment."
Google upgrades education suite, unveils 40 new Chromebook varieties
Google will offer more than 40 new types of Chromebooks for schools this year, alongside new features to its cloud-based learning platforms.
New Mexico libraries offers adult learners second chance at HS diploma
A new partnership with the edtech company Gale allows New Mexico students 19 years and older to earn their high school diplomas through their local library.
IBM plans grant program to help schools fend off ransomware
The company plans to give six school districts $500,000 worth of its cybersecurity expertise to improve their defenses against the ongoing threat.
The edtech industry is booming in 2021
Direct-to-consumer models are popular, but big firms like Coursera and CampusLogic continue to thrive, too, with encouragement from the health crisis.
U. Arizona launches COVID-19 vaccination website
Teachers and child-care workers can make vaccination appointments through a new website to receive their shots as soon as possible.
Biden's education secretary pick called an experienced educator, edtech advocate
Connecticut education Commissioner Miguel Cardona would be a strong advocate for educational technology if picked as education secretary, predicted a former colleague.
New York bans facial recognition in schools until at least 2022
States agencies will seek feedback from teachers, parents and school-safety experts to develop governance for the technology's possible future use.
Tech companies ask Biden for more education support, student data
In a letter to the incoming administration, a group of companies stressed the importance of technology to facilitate high-quality learning, the need for additional funding, professional development and the value of data in assessing students.
Arizona State shifts cybersecurity workforce initiative online
In recognition of the growth of hybrid-learning environments, the university's Cybersecurity Education Consortium has announced plans to publish digital cirriculums.