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Rosetta Stone Moves Deeper Into Education Tech
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Rosetta Stone acquires Lexia Learning, which markets online reading instruction and adaptive learning software to schools.
Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Readers had plenty to say when we called for university CIOs to bear down on using and teaching big data. Can you learn from the example of Bill Gates' high school teacher?
Qualtrics Dominates Academic Survey Research
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Research software lets academics and students alike design sophisticated and customizable online surveys.
Auburn University Program Trains Future National Security Analysts
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Auburn University and Intelligent Software Solutions partnership enables students to learn by providing data analysis services to the U.S. government.
SAP Does The Cloud Revenue Shuffle
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
SAP's Vishal Sikka is stepping up, Jim Hagemann Snabe is stepping away. But is SAP changing its business fast enough?
SAP Co-CEO Snabe Plans To Step Down
News  |  7/21/2013  | 
Bill McDermott will become sole CEO by 2014 as Jim Hagemann Snabe moves on and power shifts within SAP's executive team.
Do Clickers Beat PCs For Testing Students?
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Handheld devices typically used for informal polling and quizzes get attention as an alternative for digital testing, following online testing failures in several states.
Tableau Takes Data Visualization Online
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Tableau Online service puts all-purpose business intelligence platform in the cloud with a simple pricing plan.
College E-Textbook Adoption Hinges On Savings
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Higher education faculty and students are interested in swapping paper textbooks for electronic versions, but only if it saves money, says Internet2 and EDUCAUSE study.
SAP Sees Cloud Growth Accelerating
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
SAP's Q2 results highlight faster-than-expected adoption of SaaS. Are "core" Business Suite apps ready for the cloud?
San Jose State U. Suspends Udacity MOOC Project
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
University's pioneering experiments with massive open online courses seem to be showing best results for blended learning, rather than replacing campus courses with MOOCs.
U.C. Berkeley Data Science Master's Program 100% Online
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Registration opens for online master's degree program that will teach analytic and statistical methods for making sense of big data.
Blackboard MOOC Gains 15 More Colleges
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Blackboard increases online course partnerships and plans to offer specialized massive open online course (MOOC) platform.
10 Tech Tools To Engage Students
Slideshows  |  7/16/2013  | 
Websites, apps and devices help teachers teach and kids learn in new ways. Check out these 10 great education tech choices.
Education Tech: What's Trending?
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Education Technology Innovation Summit in NYC will highlight hot trends in education technology, from mobile to gamification.
Sonar, Robots Help Salvage Ancient Shipwrecks
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Odyssey Marine Exploration uses the latest sonar technology and robotic divers to unearth historic vessels from the ocean floor.
Loyola Students Code For Campus App Store
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Mobile apps contest helps stock a university apps store, while providing "perspective on what computer science is like outside of the classroom."
Textbooks To Tablets: The Progression Of Classroom Technology
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
Management software changes how students use mobile devices in school.
Disruptive Leadership: Bowdoin College CIO Mitch Davis
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
Iconoclastic technology leader argues change management must start with IT itself.
7 Ways To Create E-Portfolios
Slideshows  |  7/9/2013  | 
Replacing paper portfolios of yore, electronic portfolios are the newest way to showcase your school work or career search materials. They're also used in the classroom to teach and grade.
U.S. Climbs To Fifth Most Innovative Nation
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
Global Innovation Index grades innovation performance among countries and encourages local innovation. In this year's report, U.S. rises from last year's 10th-place ranking.
For Algebra, Spreadsheets Beat Newer Teaching Tools
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
You already own better algebra-teaching software than any educational software developer is making.
Microsoft BI Service Powers Up Office 365
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Microsoft Power BI For Office 365 brings self-service business intelligence and collaboration to the vendor's cloud services portfolio.
MOOC Profs Supplement Coursera Discussions With Town Hall
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
Here's how Ohio State University's online course on tech for city planning used MindMixer's civic engagement app.
LumiBook Interactive eBook Used To Train Teachers
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
New eBook format LumiBook, created by the School Improvement Network, incorporates video and social media. Are kids' textbooks next?
Microsoft's CRM Edge: On-Premises Deployment
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Microsoft talks up personalization, mobile apps coming in Dynamics CRM 2013, but on-premises deployment may be this app's secret weapon.
What Is Higher Education's Value Chain?
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Disruptive innovations mean higher education leaders must rethink what they do best.
MOOC Leader EdX Turns One: What's Next?
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Like anything in its infancy, massive open online courses like EdX are full of possibilities and promise. But their path is unpredictable.
Kaplan Expands Gamification Of Online Courses
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
In pilot, online university used challenges and badges to spur students to work harder and improved grades by more than 9%.
10 Job Search Tools For Recent Grads
Slideshows  |  6/26/2013  | 
These mobile apps and sites give an edge to anyone entering the workforce or seeking a new job.
SDN Awards Seek University, Research Potential
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Internet2 and networking industry partners select eight proposals from university networking researchers.
Former White House CIO Champions Disruptive Educational Tech
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
After spending his White House years in turnaround mode, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CIO Brook Colangelo seeks to get ahead in educational media.
Education CIOs: Get Involved In Big Data
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
Be alert to the opportunity to show what central IT can bring to the table.
Many Higher Ed CIOs Want More IT Resources
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Other concerns include security, green practices, BYOD and staff limitations, according to survey.
NY Times Calls Out Edmodo On Security
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Concerned dad, a Cisco engineer, established fake account to prove that social collaboration site for teachers was not using encryption.
iPads In The Classroom: Worth Doing Right
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Tablets in K-12 and higher education should not be technology for technology's sake.
McGraw-Hill Education Buys ALEKS Adaptive Learning Software
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ALEKS math software employs AI techniques for use in college placement assessments as well as K-12 education.
In Higher Education, Fewer Women Graduate To CIO
Commentary  |  6/18/2013  | 
Plenty of women hold leadership positions in higher education technology departments. So why is the percentage of females in the CIO seat declining?
Amplify Brings Gamification To Middle-School Students
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Collection of educational games aims to motivate students to expand learning beyond the school day.
MySQL Cluster Adds NoSQL Option
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
MySQL Cluster 7.3 brings a JavaScript connector, foreign-key support and a wizard-driven auto installer to a highly scalable database.
Iowa State Chooses Cloud For Phone System
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
By switching to a cloud voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, ISU will save $600,000 annually on its campus phone network.
Britain Launches National 'Information Economy' Strategy
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Working with industry and academia, the plan sets out objectives designed to nurture small enterprises and prepare students for IT careers.
MOOCs: Interesting Legal Territory Ahead
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Massive open online courses have the potential to change higher education, but people and schools implementing MOOCs face some emerging legal questions.
How To Close Gaps In Campus Apps
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
To close the programming applications gap on campus, you often must close several other gaps first.
Teachers Get Digital Hotline To Police
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
CopSync911 app lets teachers and other workers bypass dispatchers and access first responders more quickly in emergency situations.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Choosing Cloud Apps For Schools
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Is Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Office 365 for Education the right choice for your school? Learn from these two examples.
Why Campus Networks Need Software Defined Networking
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
SDN originated from university research, spread through Internet2, and should eventually make life easier for small college network managers.
MOOC-utopia: Who Really Wins?
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
Massive open online courses are being promoted "for the students." But software execs and politicians pushing MOOCs have money and disruption at the top of the agenda.
MIT Expands Virtual Classes For Execs
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
MIT's Sloan School of Management will expand use of a virtual platform in its executive education program.
Microsoft Debuts Next-Gen Server Software
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Microsoft announces in-memory-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server 2014, supports hybrid cloud with Windows Server and System Center upgrades.
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