Programming & Development


U Arizona Helps Campus Organizations Build Branded Sites with Custom Web Management Suite

The University of Arizona has launched its own open source-derived site creation and management platform, UA Site-in-a-Box, to help campus departments, clubs, and organizations create and maintain high quality, UA-branded Web presences.

7 Institutions Adopt Big Data Training Program

San Jose State University's developing new courses on big data that aim to get "students hired and working creatively with data," thanks to a new partner program from data management software provider Cloudera.

Campus Apps With a Personal Touch

While most colleges now have a mobile presence, cutting-edge schools are creating personalized apps and mobile-optimized websites that delivered customized info to user groups.

Architecting Student Success: Integrated Software for the Community College

Known primarily for its success as a recommendation engine, Sherpa is actually South Orange County Community College District's "sandbox" of integrated software systems that provides many new tools for student success.

ManageEngine Applications Manager Gains Support for NoSQL Databases

ManageEngine has announced that its on-premise application performance monitoring solution, Applications Manager, can now monitor application performance and provide operational intelligence for Apache Cassandra and MongoDB NoSQL technologies that drive big data..

Leonar3Do Debuts 3D Application Builder, Online App Store

Educators and students, with beginner or advanced coding skills, will soon be able to build--and share--3D applications.

Studying Data to Spur Better Campus Apps

George Washington University developed--and continues to fine-tune--its mobile app by listening to the data.

Fostering Students as IT Entrepreneurs: An Example from Stanford University

Stanford University has several formal programs and informal networking efforts aimed at connecting innovative students with real-world opportunities, in numerous fields from engineering, to medicine, to economics. Faculty and administrators have a selection of avenues to give an assist to a bright student seeking a chance to become an entrepreneur. Here, CT learns about the support many students have received for their entrepreneurial IT projects.

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.

Taking Back Innovation

Universities must foster both discovery and commercialization.