Campus IT is a disjointed effort at most campuses. For example, in more than four out of five colleges and universities, IT professionals report that they do not regularly develop joint plans with academic departments for IT initiatives. These are some of the results that came out of a survey of 152 higher ed IT people in June by MeriTalk, a government-focused Web site.
Extron Electronics has introduced the SMP 351, an H.264 streaming media processor for lecture capture and distribution.
To help meet a growing demand, Dallas’ Southern Methodist University will launch a new Master of Science degree in data science in 2015, with courses drawn across its schools of humanities and sciences, engineering, and the arts.
Penn State has replaced its Java-based remote access system with a clientless solution to provide students and faculty with access to university software from anywhere, through virtually any device.
Anant Agarwal, CEO of the nonprofit MOOC platform provider edX, had some harsh words for traditional education, saying it's "pathetic" that classrooms today still look like the did decades ago. And, undaunted by MOOC critics, Agarwal highlighted the potential he sees for MOOCs in a keynote address at the Campus Technology conference yesterday.
Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.
The National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has issued two multi-million dollar awards for multi-institutional projects in cybersecurity.
In preparation for a major event held at its campus, the University of British Columbia Vancouver opted into a new emergency operations and incident management system.
A new online leadership certificate program at University of California Irvine's Extension will use direct assessment rather than classroom hours to measure student success.
Technology executives have a key role to play in the future of higher education by helping colleagues use data to craft a story about the value of postsecondary education, according to Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.