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Study: Remote Attendance Shrinks Absenteeism

Making videoconferencing available to students who can't attend class in person can improve attendance and student satisfaction, according to a two-year project that took place at Indiana University.

Smartphone Sales in Decline, but 5G-Powered Rebound Expected for 2020

In 2019, smartphone sales worldwide will dip 2.5 percent over last year, according to a forecast from research firm Gartner, with the largest declines expected in Japan, Western Europe and North America.

Gartner: Top Wireless Tech Trends to Watch

New forms of wireless technology are poised to enable emerging tech such as robots, drones, self-driving vehicles and more, according to a recent assessment by Gartner. The research firm identified 10 key wireless trends worth watching as the technology continues to develop over the next five years.

Bootcamp Business Up 49% Year-over-Year

This year coding bootcamps are expected to graduate more than 23,000 developers, an overall growth rate of 705 percent since 2013, according to a recent report by Course Report, and an increase of 49 percent over 2018.

Uneven Standards Hamper Online Education the World Over

A new report has provided SWOT analyses of seven regions around the world related to digital and distance education. The bottom line: While online learning is on the rise everywhere, programs and courses show great unevenness because of a lack of standards.



Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans

Education's greatest cybersecurity threat is the openness of its networks, according to a company that produces anti-malware software. According to a new analysis of its customer data, Malwarebytes has found that the education sector was the largest target for adware and trojans, and second among verticals for being hit with ransomware.

Even with Rising Costs, College Remains a Solid Investment

In a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, two researchers have determined that even though college costs are rising, it's still a good investment.

Tech Not a Cure-all in Student Advising

A recent effort to use technology more consistently in the college student advising process resulted in few changes over the status quo.

Gender Pay Gap Persists for IT Staffers

In its latest analysis of IT salaries in higher education, the Educause Center for Analysis and Research found that a significant salary gap between men and women persists among IT staff.

Survey: Financial Blunders Abound in Higher Ed

According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of schools reported financial fraud, waste and abuse as a challenge. More than one in four said their vulnerability to risk of fraud and abuse has increased in the last year.

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