Content tagged with Education - posted in July 2013 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Education
posted in July 2013
Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook goes only so far. Some universities are using enterprise social networks to recruit, engage and retain students.
NYC's Mouse Corps Gives Students Tech Design Boost
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
High school program introduces students to a prized combination of technology, engineering and design skills.
MOOC Students Attracted Most By Course Topics
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Of those who drop out, 68% said they got too busy to continue, according to Canvas survey.
Semester Online Adds Baylor, Temple, Southern Methodist
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
New partners join program allowing students to take semester of credit-bearing online undergraduate courses from top universities.
Udacity: Creating A More Engaging MOOC
Commentary  |  7/26/2013  | 
Udacity cofounder and online education pioneer David Evans sees powerful potential in platform's unique project-based approach.
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.

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