Content tagged with Education
posted in March 2013
How To Make A MOOC, MIT Style
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Here's how MIT professor Eric Lander's introduction to biology course is being turned into a massive open online course for remote students.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
Hope Battles Fear Over Student Data Integration
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Education data might accomplish more to improve learning if we can overcome concerns about its potential misuse.
Bentley University Shares Drupal Lessons
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Using the open source software, Bentley's Web team improved the university's branding and functionality and added responsive design for the mobile Web.
What Education Tech Success Stories Share
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Educational technologies have the potential to stretch dollars and improve education, with the right supporting policies, Brookings Institution reports.
UC San Diego Network Built For Big Data
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Prism network is designed for data-intensive research that would cripple the campus' main network.
SIU Freshmen Will Get Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Southern Illinois University's plan to provide tablets will kick off with the next freshman class. iPads were deemed too expensive and harder to manage, CIO says.
2U Helps Master's Degree Programs Go Online
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Unlike the new breed of massive open online course, online master's degree programs stress value of small classes and personal connections.
IBM Watson's Future: Students Have Winning Ideas
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
University of Southern California students brainstormed novel business uses for the big data-crunching supercomputer; a legal discovery application came out on top.
edX MOOC Software Goes Open Source
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Non-profit massive open online course startup is open sourcing the software for building interactive course modules.
Open Education: Take Back The Curriculum
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Textbooks and course materials distributed like open source software are becoming a serious force in both primary and higher education.
Wiley, OpenStax Team On College Biology Textbook
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
As the textbook business goes digital, Wiley is taking quality educational resources OpenStax makes available for free and bundling them with its interactive practice and assessments tools.
12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT
Slideshows  |  3/11/2013  | 
Higher education can now tap into an explosion of educational resources that are free to view, download and modify. That's disruptive to commercial textbooks, media and assessments.
Oracle, Montclair State University Settle Bitter Contract Dispute
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Oracle settles prolonged battle over a failed $20 million PeopleSoft deployment out of court.
Tableau Makes Visual Analytics Tool Free For Students
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Students enrolled at accredited schools worldwide can use the data-visualization desktop client that usually sells for $2,000.
Bill Gates To SXSWedu: Education Change Is Hard
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Gates urges conference participants to apply their "commitment and creativity" to make sure education technologies such as analytics live up to promise.
Boundless Seeks Court Ruling On Free Online Textbooks
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
At stake is the future of a free online alternative to expensive college textbooks, says open-source textbook maker.
SXSWedu: A MOOC Love Fest
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Massive open online courses will change higher education, say Coursera and edX execs, pointing to some free online classes from top universities drawing 100,000 students.
Amplify Tablet Hopes To Rule Schools
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
News Corp.'s Amplify subsidiary will sell an Android tablet customized for use by K-12 teachers and students.
London Aims To Be World's 'Smartest' City
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
British capital studies more integrated approaches to its systems and more support for tech entrepreneurship.
E-Textbook Pilot Puts College Books In Cloud
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Nationwide e-textbook pilot returns for second year to continue testing how post-secondary institutions might switch from printed learning materials to digital.
Rice University's OpenStax Tutor Tackles Personalized Learning
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Machine learning is key to scaling personalized learning, presenters from Rice and Duke argue at SXSWEdu.
Indiana University Models E-Textbook Success
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
IU's e-text program, with nearly 10,000 students using digital textbooks, offers lessons learned for other universities.
Khan Academy Launches First State-Wide Pilot In Idaho
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Online tutorial site will work with 47 schools and educational programs to make Khan videos a routine part of K-12 learning.


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