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Extron Intros New Lecture Capture Processor
Extron Electronics has introduced the SMP 351, an H.264 streaming media processor for lecture capture and distribution.
Southern Methodist U Debuts Online Grad Program in Data Science
To help meet a growing demand, Dallas’ Southern Methodist University will launch a new Master of Science degree in data science in 2015, with courses drawn across its schools of humanities and sciences, engineering, and the arts.
Encryption and Secure Clouds Receive NSF Security Funding
The National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has issued two multi-million dollar awards for multi-institutional projects in cybersecurity.
edX CEO: 'It Is Pathetic That the Education System Has Not Changed in Hundreds of Years'
Anant Agarwal, CEO of the nonprofit MOOC platform provider edX, had some harsh words for traditional education, saying it's "pathetic" that classrooms today still look like the did decades ago. And, undaunted by MOOC critics, Agarwal highlighted the potential he sees for MOOCs in a keynote address at the Campus Technology conference yesterday.
U British Columbia Opts for DLAN on Emergency Management
In preparation for a major event held at its campus, the University of British Columbia Vancouver opted into a new emergency operations and incident management system.
MIT Media Lab Debuts ScratchJr for Coding in K-2
Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.
Penn State Implements Clientless Remote Access to University Applications
Penn State has replaced its Java-based remote access system with a clientless solution to provide students and faculty with access to university software from anywhere, through virtually any device.
New App Reverses 'Summer Melt' To Help Students Make it to College
College Bound, a St. Louis non-profit that helps high schoolers with "under-resourced" backgrounds get into college and earn a degree, is piloting a new mobile app that nudges students at key stages to persist in their college efforts.
Using Technology To Transform Institutions as They Transform the Lives of Students
Technology executives have a key role to play in the future of higher education by helping colleagues use data to craft a story about the value of postsecondary education, according to Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
The Promise of 'Small Data' on Campus
At the CT 2014 conference this week in Boston, one former CIO told attendees that education is not "about gathering terabytes of data and asking it to tell me the patterns." Instead, he argued for the potential of "small data" to create a personalized learning experiences that cut down on student frustration and confusion.
Albion College App Teaches Chemistry Bonding
A professor of chemistry at Albion College in Michigan has developed a new iOS app to help her students learn about chemical bonding.
Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long
These 10 strategies can help keep learners on track to successfully finish your online course.
UC Irvine Extension Tries Project-Based Learning in Certificate Program
A new online leadership certificate program at University of California Irvine's Extension will use direct assessment rather than classroom hours to measure student success.
Chalk & Wire Optimizes Assessment Platform for Mobile Devices
Chalk & Wire has updated its assessment platform for higher education to work better on mobile devices.
North Orange County CC 'Regroups' Emergency Messaging
A multi-campus community college in Anaheim, CA has migrated to a new mass communication system to ensure that emergency messages get out in a timely way and through multiple channels efficiently.
Report: Smaller Vendors Make Inroads as Tablet Market Grows
The global tablet market grew 11 percent in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period last year, according to a new report from market research firm International Data Corporation.
Virginia's Ferrum College Moves to New Learning Platform
Ferrum College has adopted D2L's integrated learning platform, Brightspace, to replace its legacy learning management system.
Online Course Creator Adds Monthly Plan, New Features
A software program that helps educators design their own lessons is launching a new monthly plan for would-be course creators that includes templates and self-publishing features.
College Costs: State, Local Subsidies Cover Less, Students Pick Up Slack
Students are paying more of the share of their education's cost at the same time subsidies for public colleges and universities have hit a low for the decade. During that same period spending on students at community colleges has dropped to its lowest level as well.
California Southern U To Accept Third-Party Online Credits
California Southern University, a private institution that offers online degree programs, will be accepting transfer credits from a private company that provides online classes.
Arizona State Journalists Go Mobile
Arizona State University journalists will be able to take their reporting on the road with the acquisition of a mobile video transmitter.
U Penn Converts to Contactless ID Cards
The University of Pennsylvania has formally begun moving away from ID cards that use a magnetic stripe and to cards with embedded chips.
Binghamton University Adds 200 Plus Online Certificate Programs
New York’s Binghamton University is working with an online education site to make its more than 200 online certificate courses available to students and state residents.
Telefonica Launches First Spanish-Language MOOC Platform
Telefonica and Banco Santander have partnered on the worldwide launch of what is being billed as the world's first Spanish-language massive open online course platform, MiriadaX.
Northwestern Counseling Master's Going Online
Northwestern University's Family Institute in Illinois is taking its counseling master's program completely online.
Marylhurst Automates Admissions Processes with Enrollment Rx
A 1,400-student university in Portland, OR is moving its administrative work to a cloud-based constituent relationship management program.
UC Irvine Team Studying Crowdprogramming
Two researchers at the University of California Irvine have been awarded $800,000 to continue their exploration of "crowdprogramming."
Cal State Dominguez Hills Saves with Smart Sensor Lighting
As somebody walks down the halls of mixed-use building Welch Hall on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills, ceiling lights automatically illuminate. A few moments later, after the person has passed by, the lights dim again. The result of that little bit of intelligence built into the lighting fixtures is a dramatic reduction in energy usage.
Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security
Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.
Why Your University Needs More Student IT Workers
Student employees account for more than half of Southern Illinois University's IT staff. Here's why the benefits of student labor outweigh the risks.
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