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posted in August 2013
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MOOCs No Slam Dunk For Virginia Commonwealth University
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Rather than jump headfirst into online education, VCU created a task force, surveyed students and faculty and wrote a long-range plan.
Vanderbilt Teases Students, Pleases Faculty With MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Vanderbilt positions its massive open online courses as "educational outreach," not course replacements.
Social Media May Influence Your Credit Worthiness
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Some lenders look at how you interact with friends and customers on Facebook and Twitter to decide whether you're a good loan candidate.
MOOCs Proliferate Despite Unanswered Questions
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Universities investing in massive open online courses face an uncertain payoff.
Wesleyan's Secrets To Successful MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Wesleyan University polls students regularly and avoids flashy Hollywood techniques to ensure its massive open online courses are effective without breaking the budget.
PC Sales Slump Continues
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
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.
Facebook Says User Data Is Price Of Admission
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Social network clarifies it has the right to sell ads associated with user names and profile pictures without compensating the user.
Pearson Expands Online Adaptive Learning To Science, Business
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Pearson will use Knewton's big-data technology to power its online tutoring service for college biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting students.
Twitter Intros Facebook-Style Conversation Feature
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Twitter plays catch-up to Facebook with the launch of a better threaded commenting system, new mobile features.
How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
To attract bright younger workers to your organization, you need to push the tech envelope. Here's how.
MOOC Math Students Beat On-Campus Pass Rate
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Udacity-San Jose State MOOC partnership, paused over poor early results, turns a corner and will resume.
Mobile BI: Native App Or Browser?
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Aberdeen research shows that for companies with a well-developed mobile ecosystem, native apps are the way to go. Here's why.
Disruptive Education Advocate Encouraged By Obama Focus
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Christensen Institute's Michael Horn says Obama college ratings proposal could be valuable without link to student financial aid.
Nokia, Microsoft Plan New Windows RT Tablets
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Both Nokia and Microsoft prep new Windows RT tablets with formidable features -- and in Nokia's case, formidable prices.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
IT innovators turn great ideas into action. Use these winning InformationWeek 500 projects to spark your creativity and advance your plans.
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.
Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Microsoft puts Windows 8.1 in PC and tablet makers' hands. But according to Forrester analyst, there might not be many customers waiting.
Facebook Expands Shared Photo Albums
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Facebook's newest feature lets selected friends add images to a shared photo album. Here's how it works -- and how to keep it private.
Stop Cyberbullying: 5 Tips
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Cyberbullying victims face harassment long after the school day ends. Here's how to protect students from online tormentors.
Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Yes, our organization is heavily invested in Microsoft products, but here's why the CEO's exit won't keep me up at night.
Ballmer's Legacy Still Incomplete
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Clearly, Ballmer had to go. But will Microsoft's "device and services" plan seem any more viable once a new CEO takes over?
Will Flash Memory Rule VMworld?
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Flash is everywhere at VMworld. Here's why.
Samsung Courts Developers With Conference
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Samsung's inaugural Global Developers Conference is open for registration.
MOOCs Lead Duke To Reinvent On-Campus Courses
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Massive open online courses shake up the way professors teach traditional classes.
Ballmer Is Off The Matrix
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Microsoft's outgoing CEO couldn't see the desktop for the tiles.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Surprise Retirement
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
Navy Demos Mobile Information App
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
Kelley School Of Business Chunks Courses For Corporate Use
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business delivers short modules on specific sales and management skills to fill corporate training needs.
Army Makes Cloud Email Migration
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
After years of fits and starts, the Army's migration to an enterprise-wide email system is nearly done.
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.
6 Mobile App Considerations For People With Disabilities
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Make sure your mobile apps can be used by the 60 million Americans with disabilities. Consider this expert advice for developers.
HP Plans 'Another Great Run,' Replaces Enterprise Chief
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman lays out vision for what the company must do to return to its former glory and names Bill Veghte new enterprise group leader.
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.
As Online Learning Booms, Education IT Gains Power
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Online learning products are booming, giving teachers a smorgasbord of options and IT professionals in education influence they haven't enjoyed in years.
Microsoft Courts Schools With Bing, Surface RT Promotions
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Microsoft intros ad-free Bing for the classroom and a rewards program that offers free Surface RT tablets to schools.
Graphite.org: Educational Apps, Rated By Educators
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
New directory from Common Sense Media, backed by Bill Gates, helps teachers find best educational apps.
IBM Credit Risk System Targets Big Banks
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
New regulations have added to CFO workloads, but capital management is the biggest challenge for banks. IBM promises quick risk insight.
SugarCRM Goal: Better Sales Tools
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
SugarCRM says competitors have fallen short in helping salespeople sell, but new Sugar 7 features will fill that gap.
Twitter Expands Context With Related Headline Links
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Known for breaking news, Twitter now lets users quickly learn more about newsworthy tweets.
Is Yammer-SharePoint Integration Right For You?
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Yammer is poised to address some of Microsoft SharePoint's shortcomings. Will the combination work for your enterprise?
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.
New York State Chooses Office 365
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8 might be struggling, but Office 365 is a cloud juggernaut. Its latest customer: New York State, which will move 120,000 employees to the popular cloud office suite by the end of the year.
Udacity CEO Says MOOC 'Magic Formula' Emerging
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Sebastian Thrun dishes on Udacity's Silicon Valley style and how to make massive open online courses work for more than "the most motivated 1%."
Are PCs Dead? Not For SMBs
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Tablets can't and won't replace personal computers inside most small and midsize businesses.
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.
Ignore Facebook At Your Peril
Commentary  |  8/19/2013  | 
Facebook continues to make consumer inroads, yet the social networking site makes 'real business' uncomfortable. Time to adjust.
Windows 8 Won't Be Saved By Keyboards
Commentary  |  8/19/2013  | 
Forrester study finds that 62% of tablet users want keyboards, but that alone won't drive sales of Windows 8 for Microsoft.
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