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Cyber criminals target education sector as remote learning increases
“Unfortunately, until all students are back in the classroom full-time, educational institutions will continue to be a popular target for criminals."
The future of work: the hybrid workforce
While COVID-19 forced us into the ‘remote work’ or ‘no work’ ultimatum, there have been surprising benefits, writes Radware chief marketing officer Anna Convery-Pelletier.
Sony announces bundled remote-learning solutions
It combines audio/video with edge computing capabilities for a contained package that precludes the need for major professional installation.
Work from home demand sees Australian PC market flourish
“The commercial market saw huge demand as businesses, government, and students all moved to working from home and online learning."
Talent RISE and Skillsoft target youth unemployment problem with online courses
Recognising that upskilling is essential for this demographic as they seek work, Skillsoft has provided access to free learning content to the young people Talent RISE supports to enable them to learn valuable skills and become work ready.
7 ways educational technology improves classroom experiences
The use of properly integrated educational technology can also lead to better student outcomes, more well-adjusted students, improved student retention, and more.
Eight positive technology trends to come out of COVID-19
The involuntary adoption of these technologies will have a long-lasting impact well beyond COVID-19, says SYSPRO Asia-Pacific chief executive officer Rob Stummer.
Apple's classroom productivity apps receive major update
The Classwork and Classroom apps have received major updates, with new features and designs implemented as remote learning persists amid COVID-19.
Chorus network data for April shows fibre essential to life in lockdown
“Recent events, and being under lockdown, have been truly unprecedented times and it’s not surprising to see that reflected in the way Kiwis have been using their broadband."
Small vendors could get eaten during meeting room market slump
Acquisition may be inevitable for smaller vendors of meeting room control vendors as remote working becomes the new norm, according to Futuresource.
DDLS offers all courses remotely during COVID-19 lockdowns
“With Virtual Instructor-led Training, DDLS can provide training in the skills organisations require immediately, in order to maintain business momentum in these very troubled and demanding times.”
COVID-19: Australians want better broadband as remote working spikes
Compare Broadband says many Australians believe their home broadband is not up to the job of working or studying remotely.
Global lockdowns put pressure on internet infrastructure
With COVID-19 resulting in many countries going into lockdown, more people are transitioning to working and studying remotely, putting more pressure on internet infrastructure around the world.
Check your home network: Demand will congest internet during Covid-19 lockdown
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum says demand for data will increase as New Zealanders use their home networks to access internet to continue working, learning and to entertain themselves once the entire country goes into self-isolation.
COVID: Google releases new info hub for distance learning
Teach From Home is a central hub of information, tips, training and tools. Plus, Google earmarks US$10 million for distance learning.
Oxford brings new version of dictionary app to remote learners
Oxford has released an updated version of its advanced dictionary app with the intention of aiding remote learning for homeschoolers around the world.
Spark rallies Kiwi innovators to share their 5G ideas
Spark is calling on New Zealand’s most innovative businesses to pitch their best ideas about how 5G could benefit the country.
Lecture Capture broadcasts teaching in a whole new way
Lecture Capture can enable students to engage more in class and lectures, a new partnership may have the solution for your institution.