Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

IBM Building First Universal Quantum Computers for Business and Science

IBM unveils roadmap for commercial “IBM Q” quantum systems Releases API for developers to build interfaces between quantum computers and classical computers Following Watson and blockchain, quantum computing to deliver next powerful set of services on IBM Cloud platform IBM

Download Report: Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could result in […]

Modeling an IT Strategy for Student Success

For institutions to fully benefit from their investments in student success and to position themselves for continued improvement, IT leadership must get engaged and develop an IT strategy that supports student success and can evolve with the institution’s needs. EDUCAUSE Review

Optimizing Technology’s Promise

How can we be proactive as we optimize the promise of technology to anticipate and meet the needs of the diversity of students, faculty, and staff today and in the future? EDUCAUSE Review

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — including what hardware and systems will bite the dust over the next 10 years. Campus Technology 

Download Report: Digital Readiness Gaps

Digital Readiness Gaps Americans fall along a spectrum of preparedness when it comes to using tech tools to pursue learning online, and many are not eager or ready to take the plunge Pew Research Center

Can Computers Foster Human Users’ Creativity? Theory and Praxis of Mixed-Initiative Co-Creativity

This article discusses the impact of artificially intelligent computers to the process of design, play and educational activities. A computational process which has the necessary intelligence and creativity to take a proactive role in such activities can not only support human creativity but also foster it and prompt lateral thinking. The argument is made both […]

Visual expert to lead USC institute’s graphics lab

Hao Li, an assistant professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and holder of an Early Career Chair, will take the helm at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies Graphics Laboratory. University of Southern California

Video Captions for Online Courses: Do YouTube’s Auto-generated Captions Meet Deaf Students’ Needs?

Providing captions for videos used in online courses is an area of interest for institutions of higher education. There are legal and ethical ramifications as well as time constraints to consider. Captioning tools are available, but some universities rely on the auto-generated YouTube captions. This study looked at a particular type of video—the weekly informal […]

Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online

The long-standing digital divide in internet use between Latinos and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009 as immigrant Latinos and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online, according to newly released results from Pew Research Center’s 2015 National Survey of Latinos. Meanwhile, broadband use among Latinos is little changed since 2010. […]