Cloud Computing & SaaS


Web-Based LMS Promotes Assessment Activities

A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.

IBM Pursuing Academic and Training Traction for Bluemix Cloud Platform

IBM is promoting its Bluemix cloud platform in multiple ways among academics and trainers. That includes development of cloud curricula, skills training for women returning to work and summer camps for high school girls.

Cloud IT Investments Still Rising

Public cloud investment is on a fast-track, private cloud spending is up, and non-cloud IT infrastructure spending is flat. That's the appraisal of International Data Corp. (IDC) in its "Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker."

Moodle Launches Free Cloud Hosting for Educators

Moodle today announced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.

Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing

Midland College has completed sustainability upgrades, including efforts to improve IT efficiency, projected to save $4.4 million in energy and operational expenses over the course of 15 years.



Broad Institute and Google to Offer Genomic Analysis Tools in the Cloud

With a little help from Google, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is tackling the need for computing infrastructure to store and process the enormous datasets involved in biomedical research.

KualiCo as a Driver of Open Source Development

Joel Dehlin reflects on KualiCo's first 8 months operating as a for-profit company that offers Kuali as a cloud service.

California COmmunity Colleges logo on 3D plane

The Importance of Federation: California Community Colleges Join InCommon

With 72 autonomous districts and 112 colleges, the California Community Colleges are looking to federated identity as an important element of their technology strategy. This week, they've announced that the system is joining InCommon

Greater Lawrence Tech School Implements Web-Based Access to Windows from Chromebooks

Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, MA has implemented a Web-based tool to let students access Windows software from their Chromebooks.

Marist Beefs Up Cloud and Virtualization Tools in SDN Lab

A New York college that runs a testing lab for cloud computing will be adding new technology from two private partners to expand what students can do.