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Six ways higher education is advancing 5G

The 5G mobile standard is expected to one day provide the backbone for “smart” infrastructure, including near-instantaneous data sharing, high-definition video streaming, autonomous vehicles and facial recognition. Check out a few of the most innovative 5G projects and test beds at universities that are supporting students on their campuses and furthering research on the next generation of wireless technology. Ryan Johnston has more.

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Why haven't educational technologies transformed college?

A recent book by Justin Reich, an assistant professor of digital media and director of the Teaching Systems Lab at the Massachusetts Institutional Technology, argues that the professed technological revolution in education has largely fallen flat, as the aspirations of technology met the realities of how people learn. “Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education” makes the case that modernizing education is a more iterative, tinkering journey than any single product can fix overnight. Benjamin Freed has the full story on EdScoop.

Virtual campus tours gaining popularity

Virtual college tours became a staple during the coronavirus pandemic, with a jump of 258% in participation among high school seniors, according to April statistics from the educational technology company EAB. Universities invested in tools to build out virtual tours when campuses shut down and student tour guides were no longer on campus to form connections with prospective students. As students and faculty head back to campus, universities are continuing to develop those offerings to stand out to students who want an individualized experience, tour companies say. Emily Bamforth has the details.


Six ways cloud answers higher education’s call for change

Higher-education institutions are looking to the cloud to build agility into their networks in order to meet tomorrow’s challenges, while getting maximum value from today’s IT investments. Cisco Meraki’s Juan Vela breaks down six focus areas that higher-education IT leaders are tackling today in order to advance initiatives for hybrid learning, enhanced security and cloud adoption. Read more insights from Vela.

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