Programming & Development


The Intersection of Learning Analytics and Openness

As institutions put more stock in learning analytics, campus technology leaders explore how a culture of openness could make the difference between success or failure for the rising technology.

OpenGL ES 3.1 Adds 3D Capabilities, Integrated GPU Computing

The Khronos Group this week released an update to the royalty-free OpenGL ES specification — a widely adopted OpenGL specification designed specifically for mobile devices backed by mobile hardware heavyweights like ARM.

Education and Government: Informing Goals for Student Success Technology

How will efforts for student success — especially those leveraging technology — be coordinated, so participants in the completion agenda can work toward common goals? To examine one model, CT met with the lead developers of SOCCCD's suite of student success software, en route to a federal briefing tomorrow in the nation's capital.

Academic Program Discounts Enterprise Release of R

Higher ed now has a new option for implementing computational statistics and predictive analytics in their courses and research programs. Revolution Analytics, which sells enterprise versions of open source programming language R, has launched a program specifically for colleges and universities that want to adopt the software.

UCSD Supercomputing Center Builds Raspberry Pi Linux Cluster for Education

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a Linux cluster around Raspberry Pi devices as part of an effort to help kids and adults learn about parallel computing.

Marathon Student Coding Sessions To Take Place in Four Cities

Students aged 9-22 will participate in a 24-hour event to learn about coding and experiment with demo-able projects as part of CodeDay SF, and event sponsored by StudentRND and Splunk, among others.

Moodle LMS Gets Boost from Google Summer of Code

With the end of the latest Google "Summer of Code," the open source learning management system Moodle has added several new plugins and feature enhancements thanks to student coders.

Customizable Campus Apps at the Speed of Now

Schools want apps that can be developed and revamped quickly--and engage students fully with their institutions. A new Blackboard platform aims to help.

An 'Ensemble Model' for Student Analytics: Driving Academic Success in the Community College

"There's been a sea change in community colleges, from a sole emphasis on providing an access to education for all, to placing a much greater, additional emphasis on the students you have already admitted," according to South Orange County Community College District Vice Chancellor Bob Bramucci. In this interview, he tells Campus Technology's Mary Grush how SOCCCD is expanding its toolchest for student success, why that's more crucial now than ever, and what the institution is doing to help other colleges do the same.

Duke Co-Lab Invites Students to Write Their Own Technology

This "creativity incubator" promotes the idea of students taking ownership of campus technology; it also helps them make the connection between classroom learning and the nitty-gritty of real work.