Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

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Developing a Pathway for an Institution Wide ePortfolio Program

A grassroots committee of faculty and administrators from eight academic and student service units at the George Washington University used a five-phase process to identify the ePortfolio needs of its diverse community; select appropriate technologies to support the breadth of functions required; perform usability studies; pilot test the platform; and evaluate the outcomes of this […]

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U.S. Higher Education Institutions Expected to Spend $6.6 billion on IT In 2015, According to IDC Government Insights

Framingham, MA – May 11th, 2015 – According to a new IT spending guide from IDC Government Insights, U.S. Higher education institutions are expected to spend about $6.6 billion on IT in 2015, much of that driven by investments in enterprise networks and higher end notebook computers. The first guide of its kind, , “Pivot […]

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Microsoft expands tech training program for active duty service members

Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Sarmiento-Louttit’s United States Marine Corps missions have taken her all over the world: from Okinawa, Japan, to the Red Sea to off the coast of Africa, where she was part of a crew involved in a high-profile operation: rescuing Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates. But her latest mission brought […]

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Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices

Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery. MIT Technology Review Full Article

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The Post-LMS LMS

Blackboard has Learn, Instructure has Canvas, and now, Desire2Learn has Brightspace. With Desire2Learn’s announcement, the three leading learning management system providers have all finally put a name to their products, but analysts say vendors may be on the verge of tearing down those silos in favor of an open ecosystem. Inside Higher Ed Full Article

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The IT Service Organization for a Post-Enterprise World

The technology-service marketplace is increasingly focused either below the enterprise (on the consumer) or above the enterprise (on the cloud). In the space between the consumer and the cloud, the post-enterprise IT organization can make key contributions, channeling technical possibilities in service to the institutional mission. EDUCAUSE Full Story

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Reinventing Decision-Making With Data for All

Looking to better serve its 115,000-plus student population, the City Colleges of Chicago system built a “data democracy,” empowering all faculty and staff with a flexible reporting and analytics system. Campus Technology Full Article

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FCC takes key step toward modernizing eRate

Voting along party lines, the FCC approves more funding for Wi-Fi connectivity—but doesn’t raise the funding cap eSchool News Full Article

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One Professor Schemes to Keep Colleges in the Web’s Fast Lane

William F. Baker has no quarrel with net neutrality, the principle that says all Internet traffic should be treated equally regardless of substance or source. He’s all for it—in the abstract. Chronicle of Higher Education Full Article

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‘Can I Tweet That?’

WASHINGTON — From censored tweets to viral videos of professors’ partisan “rants,” numerous faculty members have found themselves in hot water over how they’ve used or been portrayed on social media in the past year. For faculty members at most colleges and universities, social media is a kind of “wild west” in which there are […]