Category: Technology News

Former tech CEO gets home confinement for college admissions bribe

By COLLIN BINKLEY | The Associated Press

BOSTON — A former tech executive was sentenced Monday to one year of home confinement for paying $300,000 to bribe his son’s way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit, even though the son did not play tennis.

Peter Dameris, of Pacific Palisades, California, appeared before a Boston federal court judge via video because of the coronavirus pandemic. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

His sentence also included a $95,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Prosecutors had recommended

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2020 Fall | Idaho State University

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University’s College of Technology will host a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the recently completed $22 million renovations on the William M. and Karin A. Eames Advanced Technical Education and Innovations Complex on Oct. 2.

Gov. Brad Little, Idaho State President Kevin Satterlee, College of Technology Dean Scott Rasmussen, and many other dignitaries will be in attendance to celebrate the completion of the building.

The dedication and ribbon cutting will be an invite only event, however, a live stream of the event will be broadcast on the ISU YouTube channel for those who

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Companies and instructors build technology to take remote instruction video tools to the next level

Few phrases capture the zeitgeist of higher education in 2020 better than “Zoom University.”

In the space of just a few months, thousands of students joke that they have transferred to Zoom U — some even opting to make it “official” with the purchase of an unofficial sweatshirt.

Zoom’s videoconferencing platform has become synonymous with remote instruction during the pandemic. But Zoom was not designed specifically for educational use. ClassEDU, a start-up created by Michael Chasen, former CEO and co-founder of Blackboard, aims to change that.

ClassEDU announced last week that it has raised $16 million in seed

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10 Best Laptops for College Students in 2020: Apple, HP, Lenovo

For better or worse, there’s no concrete system to determine which are the best laptops for college students. If you’re headed back to school this fall and in the market for a laptop, deciding which one to buy might feel like a near-impossible task, especially since you’ll be spending even more time on it this semester due to the pandemic-induced shift toward online learning. With so many software options, processors, and other features to consider, weighing the pros and cons of each is definitely worth your while, as painstaking as it can be. There’s no avoiding the fact that

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Teaching and Learning with Technology welcomes newest faculty fellows cohort

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) has welcomed eight instructors as members of the newest Faculty Fellows cohort. During the 2020-21 academic year, the projects of Justin Brown, along with colleagues Adrian Barragan and Jamie Garcia Prudencio, Margaret Hoffman, Tom Hogan, Randy McEntaffer, Dawn Pfeifer Reitz and Jan Reimann will, in their unique ways, focus on student engagement.

“The current state of higher education has placed a bright spotlight on the need to keep students involved with and participating in their coursework,” said Bart Pursel, director of innovation with TLT. “We’re thrilled to welcome

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