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edX Taps Partner To Build Out Mobile Learning Capacity

MOOC provider edX is working with a division of wireless technology company Qualcomm to sort out the educator's "mobile first" strategy.

AWS Launches Free Educate Service for Academics

Amazon Web Services today debuted AWS Educate, a free service for educators and students that aims to prepare IT pros and developers for the cloud workforce.

How Virtualization Makes BYOD Better

Educational IT leaders should not be “trying to do the same thing you’ve always done for less money,” but instead “doing something you can’t do any other way,” according to Doug Meade, the director of information technology at York County School Division (VA).

MIT Adds New Partner to Cybersecurity Initiative

MIT's Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, (IC)3, has added a new private partner.



Apps Launched for Job Seeking Students, Job Recruiters

Symplicity has introduced two new mobile apps, one for soon-to-be college graduates looking for jobs and one for recruiters interested in hiring them.

Supporting Academic Openness While Protecting the Campus Network

Santa Clara University is using automated threat detection to help maintain compliance and protect its network from security threats.

4 Lessons Learned from Virtual Application Management Rollouts

In a session at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando, FL, IT leaders from the universities of Central Florida, South Florida and Florida shared their experiences rolling out and maintaining virtual application management technology.

Laptops Expected To Be Biggest Higher Ed Tech Expense in 2015

IT spending by colleges and universities in the United States is expected to hit $6.6 billion for 2015. The biggest single area for technology spending will be laptop computers at $1.3 billion, which will consume about 20 percent of the total outlay.

UC Irvine Vampire MOOC Will Analyze Biological and Cyber Hacks

First zombies, now vampires: After creating a popular MOOC in 2013 on the science, math and health concepts behind the TV series "The Walking Dead," the University of California, Irvine has partnered with Instructure and cable channel FX to launch "Fight or Die: The Science Behind FX's 'The Strain,'" a massive open online course inspired by themes from the TV vampire drama.

MIT's Initiative for the Digital Economy Taps First Partner

MIT's Initiative for the Digital Economy has added a private partner as its first member.