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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.

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.

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.

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.

Rochester Institute of Tech Taps Private Partner To Support Cybersecurity Ed

The Rochester Institute of Technology has partnered with a course provider in an effort to beef up its offerings for students interested in cybersecurity.

5 Ways to Create a 'Post-PC Environment'

Education technology is moving toward a “post-PC environment,” where software will be online, students will access everything they need from one cheap device and BYOD will stand for “bring your own data,” according to Duane Schau, director of client services at Indiana University.

Punishment Trumps Rewards in Learning Behavior Experiment

A study conducted at Washington University in St. Louis determined that students were more likely to take punishment seriously after they thought they made a mistake than rewards when they thought they had gotten a right answer.

New FileChat App Turns Cloud Storage into Social Collaboration Tool

A new app allows users to chat, “like” and vote on documents, photos or videos in cloud storage accounts.

ViewSonic Debuts Turnkey Desktop Virtualization Platform

ViewSonic has unveiled the VSA100 ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365.