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Your midsummer ed-tech check-in

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
July 15th, 2016

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

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Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eCampusNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

Let’s take a look back at some of the most popular stories from the first half of this summer.

Read on for more:

Why Teachers College blew up its wireless network
What would you do if you could blow up your school’s entire wireless network and start all over again? That’s exactly what Teachers College, Columbia University has done, as the storied institution seeks to position itself for the 21st century, complete with cutting-edge online instruction and highly automated classrooms.
30 technologies ushering in the future for education
If the bright lights and casino bling of Las Vegas weren’t enough to dazzle conference-goers from around the world, the awe-inspiring displays of futuristic technology littering the Infocomm 2016 show floor certainly were, such as Epson’s trippy Infinity Room and LG’s mind-bending OLED curved tiling display.
Students say campus technology needs major overhaul–but why?
According to a new report, thanks to a lack of digital options and tedious online protocols part of many campus technology initiatives, students say they study less and think less of their university.
Could these 3 burgeoning nontraditional pathways be a boon for traditional institutions?
Unconventional education organizations say recent high school grads flocking to nontraditional pathways; could this be good for college and university admissions?

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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