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How Technology Implementation at Universities Impacts Education

by Kelsey Winick
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Universities have always been at the forefront of technology implementation into classrooms. As capabilities advanced, educators strived to keep pace with new innovations. In this roundup, we discuss technological transformations in higher education from 5G to security.

5G Networks Set to Change the College Campus

The rise of 5G “could allow immediate replacement of aging copper wires with wireless fiber,” said NYU professor, Ted Rappaport. He continued by stating that 5G “could give us the ability to interact in a tactile way with remote objects with virtually no latency, even across great distances.” In a university setting, 5G can greatly benefit the education environment with regard to continuing remote education.

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COVID-19 Propelled EdTech Innovations in Universities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, technology is becoming even more integrated in education. In a recent Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study, four out of five educators and 86 percent of parents said they think technology is a crucial part of education. CTA’s Lesley Rohrbaugh, Director of Research, stated that “a growing number of parents and teachers agree that tech is a powerful tool for education, over a wide range of subjects.”

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Technology Innovation is Powering IT Procurement for School Systems

With the addition of new technology advancements, security vulnerabilities can also become apparent. “Not only is the pace of change today in technology development intense, but the threats to information security are unrelenting, and the expectations for what IT can facilitate are equally demanding,” shared Jen Leasure, President and CEO of The Quilt, a collaborative consortium comprised of Regional Education Networks.

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