Cloud Computing & SaaS


An Instructional Design Toolkit and Strategies for the Community College

Today, instructional designers at community colleges have exciting opportunities to improve instruction and service to students, as their toolkit has grown to include an amazing array of Web 2.0 tools and new media. CT asked Michael Medlock, the director of Instructional Design and Technology at Rio Salado College how instructional designers and a team of faculty, subject matter experts, and media developers follow instructional design principles and strategies that leverage technology and new media to create robust learning designs that advance instruction at Rio Salado College.

34 Washington Colleges Migrate to Cloud-Based LMS

The 34 institutions that make up the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges are dropping their legacy LMS and moving to a cloud-based system.

HP and F5 Automate Cloud Application Deployment

HP and F5 have teamed up to deliver technology intended to speed up the deployment of cloud applications by delivering automated, policy-based application, network, and user configuration.

HP Releases Trio of Cloud Services for Public Beta

HP has released three cloud services, HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage, and HP Cloud Content Delivery Network, for public beta testing.

Los Angeles Community College District Moves to Live@edu

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is providing all of its students, faculty, and staff with accounts for cloud communication and collaboration tools using Microsoft's Live@edu.



Texas A&M, Tulane First To Use New 'Voice in the Cloud' Managed Services

Texas A&M and Tulane University will be among the first universities to adopt the "Voice in the Cloud" managed service being offered by the educational communications networking consortium Internet2 in collaboration with telecommunications vendors Aastra and Level 3 Communications.

DuraCloud Offers Redundant Storage Across Multiple Cloud Providers

To assist preservation and archiving efforts, a new cloud offering allows academics to store data with multiple cloud providers via a single interface.

Windows Azure Bandwidth Fees Waived for Internet2 Research Universities

Microsoft and Internet2 have struck an agreement to open up the Windows Azure cloud computing platform to Internet2 member universities.

Netelligent Offers Virtual Desktops as a Service

Cloud and managed services provider Netelligent has partnered with desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) provider Desktone to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops as a service.

AICTE Rolls Out Microsoft Live@edu to 7 Million Students

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has deployed Microsoft Live@edu to more than 7.5 million students and faculty throughout India.