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How to support a massive growth of digital content

The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography has implemented Zetta.net’s cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution to support its anticipated massive growth of digital content, as well as backup for mission-critical materials important for day-to-day operations. eCampus News

March 22, 2015 | Daily News

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Faculty Success Means Student Success: Supporting Online Faculty

The push for “student success” is all around us. Today, new campus IT implementations, software development efforts, and academic program redesigns all seem conceived in the popular context of student success, or they are in some significant way connected to it. But what about the notion of “faculty success”? Campus Technology

March 22, 2015 | Daily News

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U. of New Haven and Upstart Coding School Team Up on Master’s Program

A new breed of for-profit coding schools has emerged in recent years, largely as a skills-focused alternative to traditional higher education. Now one of them has joined forces with a traditional university to build a master’s program. Wired Campus

March 22, 2015 | Daily News

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Singularity University

What is Singularity University? Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. “Singularity University is an opportunity to bring people from every conceivable walk of life with people that share a common aspiration that is to do better, to be better, and to make a […]

March 15, 2015 | Daily News

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Innovative MOOCs Take Learning in New Directions

Recent efforts are tweaking the formula for massive open online courses and expanding their reach to new audiences. Campus Technology

March 15, 2015 | Daily News

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Comparative analysis of public policies in open access models in Latin America. Brazil and Argentina cases

This article presents public policies for open access models in Argentina and Brazil, two countries that have pioneered the subject in Latin America. The methodology used is comparative documentation, whereby the legal and political frameworks of open access systems are contrasted, paying special attention to the education, science, culture and government sectors. The main conclusion […]

March 14, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Model for democratisation of the contents hosted in MOOCs

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as a new educational tool in higher education, based on gratuity, massiveness and ubiquity. Essentially they suggest an evolution of the Open Learning Movement based on principles of reusing, revising, remixing and redistributing open educational resources (OER). However, in contrast with the content of OERs, content hosed in […]

March 14, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Meeting the challenge of providing flexible learning opportunities: Considerations for technology adoption amongst academic staff |

This paper reports on a subset of findings from a larger study investigating resistance from academic staff to the integration of technology with on-campus foreign language teaching at one North American higher education institution. The study revealed that the factors influencing technology adoption paralleled Davis’ Technology Acceptance Model’s tenets of perceived usefulness and ease of […]

March 14, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Bilingual Facebook Users’ Cognitive Writing Processes

This study seeks to explore the cognitive processes involved as bilinguals wrote English and Spanish Facebook status updates. Three phases of data collection were employed: individual interviews, examination of participants’ Facebook status updates and a group interview. The findings suggested that regardless of the language in which participants wrote, they made a series of decisions […]

March 14, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Challenges of implementing e-learning in Kenya: A case of Kenyan public universities

In this paper, we discuss the challenges experienced by Kenyan public universities in implementation of e-learning and recommend possible solutions towards its successful implementation. In the last few years, most Kenyan public universities have adopted e-learning as a new approach to teaching and learning. However, the implementation challenges faced by these universities have continued to […]

March 14, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research