Content tagged with Education
posted in May 2013
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
Texting Tool Helps Kids Fight Bullying
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Confidential two-way texting service will be offered to all U.S. K-12 schools, will cost only the price of a phone line.
CourseSmart Recognized For E-Textbook Analytics
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Learning consortium names CourseSmart Analytics most innovative product for tracking students' use of e-textbooks to ensure they're getting the most out of online materials.
Microsoft Cloud Gets Internet2 Expressway To Universities
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud data centers get direct peering with Internet2, the high-speed network for education and research. This gives schools faster access to data.
Why Young IT Pros Should Consider Higher Ed
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
In the battle for tech talent, small colleges and universities have a lot to offer Gen Xers and Millennials.
Art And Computer Literacy Overcome Challenges At NYC School
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Many of its students are disadvantaged and living in temporary housing, but this New York City school’s computer lab is making strides.
iPad Exam App Takes Testing Offline
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
ExamSoft app not only makes the Web off limits, it creates new possibilities, such as med school tests in the morgue.
Texas School District Picks Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Schools CTO who picked iPad in his last job says things have changed.
Ed Tech, Privatization And Plunder
Commentary  |  5/16/2013  | 
All the reasons to be suspicious of the political-industrial conspiracy against public education and public universities.
New Imaging System 'Reads' Ancient Scrolls
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
X-ray-based imaging system uses computer modeling to create virtual versions of ancient scrolls, allowing researchers access to never-before-seen historical documents.
Voice Dream Reader: Affordable TTS For Disabled Users
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
During a life-changing year in the Arctic, former enterprise software CTO created a life-changing mobile app for disabled users.
Lottery Fund To Help Bridge U.K. Digital Divide
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Big Lottery Fund plans to make some £15 million ($23 million) available to increase tech literacy of U.K. citizens.
3 Keys To Gamification For Education
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
Gamification is hot, but many attempts at educational games fall flat. Designers, parents and teachers should keep these three success factors in mind.
As IQs Fall, Can Gamification Help?
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
Have years of abstract testing robbed us of our ability to use common sense? We might regain our practical thinking skills via an unlikely avenue: games.
Problem Of Math Educational Software Needs Solution
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
Math instructional software has failed to teach students how to choose the best strategies to solve numbers problems. Why is that the case?
The 2 Faces Of IT In Education
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
Why IT is still more for classroom logistics than for instruction (no stupidity or wickedness required).
Desire2Learn Predicts Students' Best Classes
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Latest edition of learning management system makes educational recommendations "like Netflix," while giving early warning on struggling students.
Where Do Higher Education CIOs Come From?
Commentary  |  5/9/2013  | 
Higher ed technology leaders are still most commonly hired from within academia. Take a look at some interesting demographics.
SAP Customers May Overspend By 25%
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
SAP costs average $1,518 per user, per year, but new research reveals that two routes to consolidation can bring big savings.
Teradata to SAP: Our Memory Is Smarter
Commentary  |  5/8/2013  | 
Teradata says its hybrid 'Intelligent Memory' for data warehousing makes more sense than SAP Hana's all-in-memory approach.
Digital Globes: New Spin On Classroom Staple
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Right now digital globes are too expensive for most classrooms, but promise an exciting new way to teach geography and more.
Coursera Tests New Textbook Partnerships
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Coursera teams with publishers to offer some free textbook content to students enrolled in online classes.
Interop: Higher Ed CIOs Focus On Bandwidth, Mobility
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
At Interop Las Vegas 2013, University of New Hampshire CIO Joanna Young and Seton Hill University's Phil Komarny discuss blossoming wireless bandwidth demands.
Students Want More Mobile Devices In Classroom
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Nine in 10 elementary, middle and high school students believe mobile devices will change the way kids learn, Pearson survey finds.
U.K. Eyes Apprenticeships To Grow IT Talent
News  |  5/3/2013  | 
Public-private partnerships offer on-the-job IT training to unskilled youth, aiming to produce a new generation of IT talent.
MOOCs: What University CIOs Really Think
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Why Wesleyan embraced Coursera, Amherst rejected edX, and Rollins is going its own way.

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