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Inside Competency-Based Degrees

Inside Competency-Based Degrees

Under pressure to deliver more bang for the buck, traditional schools are launching competency-based degree programs that reward life experiences and give students demonstrable skills.

Blazing the Trail: Competency-Based Education at SNHU

CT asks Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc about the implications of competency-based assessment.

How Georgia Tech Serves Up High-Performance WiFi to 40,000-Plus Devices

Large concentrations of mobile devices can cause interference and connectivity issues. Early adopter Georgia Tech is solving the problem with focus-beamed antennas for its large-capacity classrooms.

What Will Happen to MOOCs Now that Udacity Is Leaving Higher Ed?

Sebastian Thrun threw a wrench in the MOOC model by declaring that massive open online courses don't work for higher education. What's next for the online learning trend?

Amazon's Push in Education

In this interview with Campus Technology, Amazon Web Services General Manager Steve Halliwell reveals two new AWS services that will have an impact on education, explains why long-term data storage is becoming a challenge for researchers and shares his thoughts about the importance of "democratizing" infrastructure for students to transform education.



Tech Support that Never Sleeps

Tech Support that Never Sleeps

With the growth in online learning and mobile computing, schools need 24/7 tech support, but both outsourced and homegrown solutions pose serious challenges.

Technology Transfer: How IT Can Help Commercialize University Research

The University of Kansas' Innovation and Collaboration division, tasked with bringing the institution's research innovation to market, has seen revenue grow 600 percent over the past three years -- thanks to an entrepreneurial, tech-focused approach.

Learning in 'the Living [Class] Room'

Convergent technologies have the ability to support streams of low-cost, personalized content, both at home and in college.

Using the Cloud to Improve Access for the Disabled

A new initiative aims to give students with disabilities unfettered access to the internet by using the cloud to automatically customize any device for their needs.

The Library Has Left the Building

The Library Has Left the Building, But...

Even though digital resources are now front and center in higher ed, libraries must still work hard to integrate them into their schools' LMSes.