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iSchool Bus Takes Tech To Teachers
Commentary  |  9/10/2015
The iSchool Initiative is teaching school districts how to build better classrooms with technology.
The Ecosystem Wins In Educational Mobile
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
Educators and their tech staff look to management ecosystems rather than device features when it comes to making mobile device decisions.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
LEGO Design: An Ed Tech Savior?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
The iconic LEGO toy building blocks are all about interoperability, something sorely lacking in education technology.
6 Steps To Strengthen Your CIO Resume
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
Trying to make the leap from IT director to CIO? Here's how to better sell yourself on paper.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
Top 10 Myths About Higher Ed CIOs
Commentary  |  1/9/2014
Higher education CIOs are doing fine, thank you. Let's dispel some falsehoods.
Microsoft: Free Office 365 For Students
News  |  10/15/2013
Microsoft's new Student Advantage program means schools that license Office 365 for staff can now provide the software to students at no additional cost.
Open Educational Resources: Smart Policy
Commentary  |  10/11/2013
Educators around the world are already using OERs to improve learning. Why haven't they been adopted on a broader scale?
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
How To Grow An Analytics Career
News  |  9/26/2013
Radhika Kulkarni, VP of advanced analytics R&D at SAS, shares her lessons for making the most of your education and work experiences.
N.Y. State Preps InBloom Student Data Dashboards
News  |  9/23/2013
Education officials persist with plans for an education portal despite public and political objections to InBloom's cloud-based data warehouse. But will it work?
Salesforce.com Announces Second 'Best' Friend: Workday
News  |  9/18/2013
Salesforce.com promised deep integration with Oracle applications in June. Now it's promising similar ties with HCM and financials vendor Workday.
Doctors Use Social For Continuous Medical Education
News  |  9/18/2013
By rebranding what they do on blogs and Twitter, advocates of Free Open Access Medical Education, or #FOAMed, seek to accelerate medical knowledge sharing.
Higher Ed's Cloud Computing Forecast: Stormy
Commentary  |  9/13/2013
Cloud services may not be the right fit for your institution. Here's why.
SAP Expands Big Data Push
Commentary  |  9/11/2013
SAP resells Intel and Hortonworks Hadoop distributions, adds big data applications, connectors and scientists.
Workday Big Data Drive Starts Small
News  |  9/10/2013
Workday Big Data Analytics is ready to take on big external data sets, but for now most customers are focused on internal analyses of smaller data.
Oklahoma U. Brings Order To Digital Disarray
News  |  9/5/2013
OU's "One University" digital learning program includes the development of iBooks and "MOOC-like" courses as well as the university's own iTunes channel. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
ACT Goes Social With Career Selection Community
News  |  9/3/2013
ACT Profile site borrows social networking strategies to keep high school students connected as they choose college majors and career paths.
MOOC Features Lessons From 'The Walking Dead'
News  |  9/3/2013
AMC, UC Irvine and Canvas Network to offer massive open online course on lessons of the zombie apocalypse for public health, science and mathematics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grading Higher Education: Beware Pitfalls
Commentary  |  8/29/2013
Obama administration's plan to tie financial aid to colleges' outcome data may be a system that's built to fail.
Education IT Talent Development: Who Needs It, Anyway?
Commentary  |  8/29/2013
Universities can tap students, consultants and even offshore labor to fill work gaps, so why bother grooming staff? There are plenty of reasons.
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.
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.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
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.
Education Coalition Drives Change Via Tech
News  |  8/22/2013
League Of Innovative Schools expands to 40 public school districts and education agencies, aims to share examples of tech projects improving student performance.
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.
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.
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.
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%."
Software Tells Teacher When Kids Space Out
News  |  8/16/2013
ExitTicket, software born in a classroom, can tell a teacher if the kids in the back of the class haven't been paying attention.
From Jobs Movie To Jobs Case Study
News  |  8/14/2013
Ashton Kutcher playing the billionaire dropout gives Degreed an opportunity to showcase educational achievements that take place outside the classroom.
An Automated Answer To WLAN Setup Headaches
Commentary  |  8/14/2013
At the beginning of every semester, university wireless networks face a massive BYOD challenge. Wireless network onboarding services ease the pain.
10 Hidden Android Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  8/13/2013
Learn some new tricks for your Android smartphone with our tips on maps, storage, data plans and more.
In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress
Commentary  |  8/12/2013
Advocates say higher education would be better served by resources that are truly open -- not just free.
Box Targets Education, Will Integrate With Canvas LMS
News  |  8/6/2013
Cloud collaboration platform courts universities and K-12 schools, plays up inline grading applications, learning management system tie-ins.
Kaplan Hackathon Makes Time For Innovation
News  |  8/6/2013
Test-prep company gives tech-savvy innovators two regular work days to focus on developing new business projects.
LRMI Project Categorizes Educational Resources Online
News  |  8/6/2013
Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specs aim to help students, teachers more easily cull relevant educational content.
Udemy Offers Online Course Site In 9 Languages
News  |  8/5/2013
Udemy.com now localized for Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Russian and Turkish.
Pluralsight Buys TrainSignal, Broadens IT Training Lineup
News  |  8/5/2013
Pluralsight, which provides online training for software developers, acquires TrainSignal, which offers online IT training. One payoff: better DevOps training for merged developer and operations teams.
Law School Tool Promotes Blended Learning
News  |  8/5/2013
LegalED, an online tool launching this fall, encourages law professors to try blended instruction that includes applying legal doctrine to real-life cases.
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.
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