Distance learning has certainly been one of the most discussed technology categories in the entire country since early March when schools and businesses began to run remotely as a result of COVID-19.
More than six months later, many schools and universities are still utilizing distance learning solutions to continue education without putting students at risk.
Many schools—especially at the K-12 level—have been practicing distance learning for the first time. The sudden need for systems that were not yet implemented gave rise to a massive growth in videoconferencing.
Many of you will recall the number of Zoom meetings that were hacked into early on in the pandemic. This trend of “Zoom bombing,” as it came to be known, highlighted the clear lack of distance learning options schools had at their disposal and security risks of this technology.
Higher education facilities are similarly affected.