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Report: Big Jumps in ResNet Funding, Bandwidth and Outsourcing
Today's colleges and universities face an ever-increasing demand for bandwidth in residential networks. And as schools upgrade tech infrastructure, increase ResNet funding, bolster bandwidth and/or consider outsourcing, they are increasingly "on the lookout for ways to improve the value and performance of their ResNet to meet student demand," according to the 2015 State of ResNet Report.
Stanford Prof Unveils 'Inspiring' Math Curriculum
A professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education has launched a new free math curriculum designed to help engage students more deeply in math.
5 Tech Trends that Will Drive IT Decision-Making for the Next 5 Years
Data growth is forcing IT departments to adopt new forms of operation and reset their expectations of work.
6 Tips for Creating a 'Mini' MOOC
There are ways to allow your institution to experiment with online courses, even if they're not intended to be "massive." An online program manager shares advice.
California's Online Education Initiative Pushes Forward on PD, Student Readiness
The California Community College Online Education Initiative (OEI), the state-sponsored project that aims to dramatically increase the number of students who earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges, has come a long way since it was announced in the fall of 2013, according to the OEI's executive director, Patricia James.
Resetting the Student Attention Clock
The length of time an average university student could concentrate on a task without becoming distracted back in 1973, according to a survey published at the time, was between 10 and 20 minutes. A 2006 survey by Diana Oblinger, current president of Educause, determined that the average student attention span had shrunk to around seven minutes.
U Arizona Girds for Online Undergrads
Now that the University of Arizona has launched an online campus, UA Online, the institution is ready to start up its first "General Education Academy" to help students prepare for their virtual education.
New York City Area Teams Win Cornell U Programming Contest
Teams from New York City-area high schools aced the second annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest, in which the teams were asked to solve problems by writing their own computer programs.
Disrupting Higher Education
"Disruption" is one of the most overused buzzwords in education today, according to education industry watcher Michelle R. Weise, and yet most people don't really know what it means.
NYU School of Engineering Launches 3 Online Certificate Programs for Big Data Skills
In response to the growing demand for big data expertise, New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering is launching online certificate courses in data science, power engineering, and data center and cloud technologies.
Online Degree Company Dukes It Out with Naysayers
2U wants to nail the coffin shut on certain beliefs that persist in the realm of online degrees in its latest impact report.
PC Shipments Continue Decline Despite Growth in Mobile PC Segment
Global PC shipments continued their decline in the first quarter of 2015, totaling 71 million units, according to a new report from Gartner. That total represents a 5.2 percent drop compared to the first quarter of 2014.
The Credit Transfer Approach that Boosted Enrollment by 13%
Ohio-based Franklin U found a way to mash marketing and IT to help shape the student experience in choosing a new school. The results are amazing.
Replacement Versus Transformation: Tips for Taking a Printed Work Digital
Jonathan Blake Huer, director of emerging technologies and media development at Ball State University, shares his checklist that faculty can use to help them transition their work from print to digital.
Engaging Students with Active Learning
According to Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at University of Michigan, if your goal is to improve student outcomes, employ active learning techniques.
Internet of Things Data To Top 1.6 Zettabytes by 2020
The volume of data captured by the Internet of Things (IoT) will exceed 1.6 zettabytes by 2020, according to a recent forecast from ABI Research.
Where Flipped Learning Research Is Going
While most agree that the flipped classroom model benefits learning, researchers are delving into the details and exploring the many facets of a flip.
Big Data in Life Science Research Demands Advanced Networking, Computing Capabilities
At the Internet2 Global Summit taking place in Washington, DC April 26-30, researchers in the life sciences will meet with engineers and technology leaders in the research and education community to discuss the advancement of IT infrastructure and applications for big data.
Canon Unveils Projector that Requires a Single Ethernet Cable for HD Video, Audio, Serial Control
The new REALiS WUX500, equipped with WiFi, can also project from multiple computers wirelessly, as well as allow the projection of JPEG images without a computer.
New Swivl Update Lets Remote Students Control Robotic Telepresence
A new element to a live conferencing program will allow students in remote locations to participate in classroom activities, thanks to their ability to independently operate new remote control robotic functions.
Pearson Selects Student Coding Contest Winners
Pearson has selected the winners for its second annual Student Coding Contest, which asks students to create apps designed to help others learn.
Online Degrees Show 'Net Positive' Campus Impact
Online education is good for the planet and good for the student, according to a new study by sustainability scientists at Arizona State University and Dell.
Lynn U Implements Mobile, Searchable Access to Online Services
In an effort to improve the way students, faculty and staff connect to online resources, Florida's Lynn University is rolling out rSmart's OneCampus service discovery platform.
Boosting Cell Signals for a Better-Connected Campus
When cellular carriers cannot solve coverage problems on campus, universities turn to signal boosters to fill in the gaps.
CU Boulder Launches Academic Advising Hub Online
The University of Colorado Boulder has developed a new academic advising service designed to help students stay in touch with their academic advisors, mentors and other university staff.
Report: Oregon Higher Ed Funding To Focus on Student Outcomes
Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission has adopted a new funding model that will emphasize student outcomes rather than institutional enrollment numbers, according to a report in the Statesman Journal.
Biopac Update Student Lab System with Learning Objects, Curriculum Management System
Biopac Systems has updated its Biopac Student Lab (BSL) software with new hardware integrations, lessons and features.
Ellucian Adds Competency-Based Ed LMS
Ellucian is adding a competency-based education learning management system to its portfolio of higher education software and services, with the acquisition of LMS technology from Helix Education.
Michigan Virtual U Revamps Professional Development Courses
Knowledge Delivery Systems will relaunch 60 courses for MVU’s LearnPort, intended to help Michigan K-12 educators meet their continuing education requirements.
U Central Florida Enhances IT Security with Privileged Account Management System
The University of Central Florida has implemented a new password management system to provide IT staff with privileged access to the enterprise systems it uses to support the campus.
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