education


During a 2015 event at the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, participating panelists discussed the digital revolution and the classroom’s exposure to it. At the time, school districts had begun to adopt 1:1 policies, where each student would have access to laptops or tablets. Google was at the forefront of this surge, gaining a healthy chunk of new users each year across the education industry. Today, the formidable duo of the Google Chromebook and the G Suite for Education has changed the way education is approached. In this... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified 16 sectors that have been determined to be designated as critical infrastructure due to the debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination that would result from any of these sectors being compromised. Included in this list of 16 is the Government Facilities Sector, which covers, “a wide variety of buildings, located in the United States and overseas, that are owned or leased by federal, state, local, and tribal governments.”... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For what started as a research network that was largely owned and operated by top universities, the Internet as we know it today has become much more. In 1969, ARPANET carried the first data packets between two separate nodes. During its genesis, ARPANET included the University of California, Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute before adding the University of Utah and University of California, Santa Barbara. What began as a 4-node network in 1969 had swelled to include 213 hosts by 1981. From there, it took off.  The Internet’s... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The proliferation of global network connectivity thanks to technological advances and a growing number of connected devices has had a number of positive impacts on today’s higher education institutions. From cloud services to the Internet of Things (IoT), students and faculty are now able to stay connected while outside the classroom or laboratories to improve learning and research. However, all of this private information sharing has also opened the doors to increased cybercriminal activity targeting higher ed. Any exchanged information,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The 2017 Internet2 Global Summit is scheduled to take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel from April 23–26. Internet2, a consortium that operates the nation’s largest coast-to-coast research and education network, has developed the Global Summit event to provide attendees with an opportunity to connect with the world’s preeminent leaders in research and education. Fortinet will be in attendance as a platinum sponsor and will be sponsoring the Internet2 Opening General Session on Monday, April 24th. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Businesses are expanding investments in infrastructure security but struggling to source the increasingly rare talent needed to implement and operate their solutions. As an industry-leader, Fortinet believes it is our responsibility to foster the development and continuing education of cybersecurity talent and close the cybersecurity skills gap [Read More]
by RSS Scott Edwards  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Interview with Opo Herrera, Associate Director for Social Ventures & Innovation at Per Scholas Tell us a bit about Per Scholas and the type of courses that drive the greatest student engagement?  Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that provides rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development to people who are unemployed or in low-wage jobs. We help people launch successful and life-changing careers in technology by creating onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today, we provide our solutions... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Interview with Rima Aristocrat, President and CEO of Willis College Q: Tell us a bit about Willis College and the type of courses that drive the greatest student engagement? A:  Established in 1866, Willis College is Canada’s first regulated Career College. This year, Willis College is celebrating 150 years of excellence in education, an outstanding example of the strength and agility of career colleges in Canada. With over 150,000 graduates and an exceptional faculty, Willis College is proud to be a pipeline for producing some... [Read More]
by RSS Jennifer Teeters  |  Jul 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fall is here, and with it crisp weather, warm spice-flavored drinks and the annual EDUCAUSE Conference. This conference brings together the best thinkers and doers in higher education and consistently delivers engaging, innovative content. It’s a must-attend show—and we’ll be there.   This year, one of the Program Domains is risk management. The EDUCAUSE website sums it up well: “IT organizations share accountability for managing institutional continuity of operations within an open and ever-shifting environment.... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends