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Adaptivity Tops Gartner's Strategic Tech List for Ed

Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning, according to Gartner. In a new report, "Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015," the business IT consulting firm ranked 10 innovations and tech trends that it believes the education CIO should plan for in 2015.

Jefferson College To Keep Students on Track with Open Source Advising Software

As part of its mission to promote student success, Jefferson College in Missouri is working with Unicon to implement Student Success Plan (SSP), open source case-management software that provides a "holistic coaching and counseling model for integrated planning and advising services."

Ping HD Debuts Digital Signage Management Platform

Ping HD has launched EngagePHD, digital signage software designed to support Samsung's system on chip Smart Signage Platform displays and LG webOS displays.

Research: Using Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.



Midlands Technical College Adopts STEM Profiles for Students

Midlands Technical College has teamed with a private partner to help connect students with businesses in an effort to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Embry-Riddle Expands Dual Enrollment to Online Courses

A university with 150 campuses around the world and online offerings has just opened up dual enrollment specifically for high schoolers.

Michigan Invests $1.4 Million in Innovative Instructional Technologies

A three-year project at the University of Michigan will explore the best ways to expand innovative learning methods throughout a large university.

University of Toledo Launches Campuswide E-Portfolios

Students at the University of Toledo in Ohio now can create online identities that capture their educational experience, thanks to a campuswide e-portfolio rollout.

CDW Report: Higher Ed Embracing Cloud Services, Security Main Concern

Higher education institutions have moved more IT services either completely or partially to the cloud, at 39.2 percent of services, than enterprise organizations in general, at about 35 percent, according to a new report on cloud computing from CDW.

OmniUpdate Debuts New Version of OU Campus CMS

OmniUpdate has released the newest version of its content management system for higher ed, OU Campus CMS, with an improved edit feature and several new "gadgets."