News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in August 2013
Vanderbilt Teases Students, Pleases Faculty With MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Vanderbilt positions its massive open online courses as "educational outreach," not course replacements.
MOOCs Proliferate Despite Unanswered Questions
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Universities investing in massive open online courses face an uncertain payoff.
Will MOOCs Massively Disrupt Higher Education?
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Even as they grow in popularity, massive open online courses prompt debates about their impact on students, business model and role in the future of education.
Grading Higher Education: Beware Pitfalls
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Obama administration's plan to tie financial aid to colleges' outcome data may be a system that's built to fail.
Education IT Talent Development: Who Needs It, Anyway?
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Universities can tap students, consultants and even offshore labor to fill work gaps, so why bother grooming staff? There are plenty of reasons.
Top 10 Government IT Innovators Of 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
From low-cost open-source tech tools to better citizen services, government IT staffs show how creative -- and cost conscious -- they can be.
What I Didn't Say About Agile
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Former VA CIO Roger Baker responds to readers who haven't seen the upside of Agile development.
Army, Marines Can Improve Training Simulation
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
GAO says two services lack an overall strategy for simulator training.
Telemedicine Improves Patient Outcomes: Study
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital find that telemedicine consults improved pediatric patient outcomes in rural areas.
Should Sexual Orientation Be Included In EHRs?
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Proponents say it could close gaps in LGBT healthcare, but it raises the question of how much data is too much.
Education Coalition Drives Change Via Tech
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
League Of Innovative Schools expands to 40 public school districts and education agencies, aims to share examples of tech projects improving student performance.
Bing For Schools Adds Daily Lesson Plans
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Microsoft offers ad-free search, Surface RT rewards along with Common Core-aligned lessons.
Military Seeks Radio Override
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Special Operations Command looks for systems to take over AM, FM signals and broadcast messages.
Open Textbooks Advocate Circles Back To Tech
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Rice University electrical and computer engineering professor Richard Baraniuk helped create OpenStax online series to solve a practical need for a good textbook.
Udacity Hedges On Open Licensing For MOOCs
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
While videos from free courses are freely available on YouTube, the ability of instructors to remix is limited.
Howard University Expands Online Offerings
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Howard, the largest historically black college and university, partners with Pearson, looks to create 25 online programs during the next few years.
E-Portfolios: From Academia To The Workplace
Commentary  |  8/16/2013  | 
University of Illinois professor uses Pathbrite to help students expand learning opportunities and showcase their skills.
From Jobs Movie To Jobs Case Study
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Ashton Kutcher playing the billionaire dropout gives Degreed an opportunity to showcase educational achievements that take place outside the classroom.
47% Of Doctors Use Smartphone, Tablet And PC
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
More clinicians than ever are "digital omnivores," using smartphones, tablets, and computers for clinical work, survey says.
10 Hidden Android Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  8/13/2013  | 
Learn some new tricks for your Android smartphone with our tips on maps, storage, data plans and more.
Kaiser Permanente Automates Quality Reporting To Joint Commission
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Converting nearly half of core measures to e-measures saves time, but there are limits to what EHRs can do, cautions study.
Federal CIO Council Makes Big Changes
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Principal interagency forum for IT management announces new structure that focuses on most pressing government tech projects.
In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress
Commentary  |  8/12/2013  | 
Advocates say higher education would be better served by resources that are truly open -- not just free.
FCC Updates Rules For Unlicensed 60-GHz Band
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Commission's rule change allows increase in power levels, promotes competition and lower costs in the broadband market.
Why Feds Are Embracing Agile
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Agile development can save costs, but it also can help improve the position of the CIO and the IT organization in the agency.
Federal Government IT Priorities: Vision Vs. Reality
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Bold plans for cybersecurity, disaster recovery planning, virtualization and data center consolidation are hindered by 2014 budget realities.
State Governments Target Smartphone Thefts
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Growing coalition ramps up pressure on industry to help stop smartphone theft epidemic.
What IG Overlooked In State Dept. Facebook Flare-up
Commentary  |  8/8/2013  | 
Inspector General's slap at State Department bureau for spending $630,000 on Facebook Likes misses important lessons of social media's role.
Will Health Information Exchange Become Medicare Payment Criterion?
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Government could tie Medicare reimbursement to information sharing by providers, suggests CMS/ONC report.
InBloom Educational Data Warehouse Wilts Under Scrutiny
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Cloud repository for student records promises big data results and economies of scale, but has stirred privacy fears.
RoboSub Competition Winners: Full Speed Ahead
News  |  8/7/2013  | 
Office of Naval Research program encourages STEM students to build underwater autonomous vehicles.
ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari To Step Down
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Health and Human Service's national coordinator for health IT who drove widespread EHR adoption will leave the position this fall.
Boundless Goes Freemium: Too Late?
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Boundless, known for providing free textbooks to college students, will start charging $20 for textbooks bundled with study tools.
What Lawmakers Missed In Federal Data Center Hearings
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
Congressional effort to address duplicative IT spending seemed to ignore what the experts have to say.
Leapfrog Counsels Employers On Medical Error Costs
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Employers can steer patients to best facilities, pressure local hospitals to improve, healthcare purchaser coalition asserts.
Death By Hacking: Tomorrow's IT Worry?
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
Medical device software vulnerabilities and cyber threats raise important new liability questions for CIOs and CISOs.
Why The Private Sector Lags VA In Telehealth
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
The VA's focus on efficiency and controlling the costs of treating aging patients have made it a telehealth model. Can the private sector learn from its example?
U.K. Tax Agency Names New CIO
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs names Vodafone's Mark Dearnley to head IT.
Health Information Exchanges: More Innovation Needed
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
HIEs have been slow to develop offerings that organizations can use to improve care coordination, says report.
Do We Need A U.S. Department Of Technology?
Commentary  |  8/1/2013  | 
A cabinet-level Dept. of Tech will help U.S. retain leadership position in the global high-technology sector, argues former Department of Transportation CIO Nitin Pradhan.


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