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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 […]

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An AI milestone: Chatbot passes Turing Test by posing as 13-year-old boy

A supercomputer has achieved an artificial intelligence milestone by passing the Turing Test, according to the University of Reading in the U.K. At an event on Saturday at the Royal Society in London, a conversation program running on a computer called Eugene Goostman was able to convince more than a third of the judges that […]

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Closing the Wi-Fi Gap in America’s Schools and Libraries

I had the pleasure of visiting Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday. The visit confirmed my deep belief that broadband-enabled technologies have the power to revolutionize education – empowering students and teachers. I saw students using laptops to access science lessons and collaborate in the cloud on year-end projects. I saw English as a […]