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.
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.
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 has added a private partner as its first member.
The Rochester Institute of Technology has partnered with a course provider in an effort to beef up its offerings for students interested in cybersecurity.
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.
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.
A new app allows users to chat, “like” and vote on documents, photos or videos in cloud storage accounts.
ViewSonic has unveiled the VSA100 ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365.
By the end of the 30-year-old film classic Back to the Future Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown persuades buddy Marty McFly and Marty's girlfriend Jennifer Parker to join him in his flying DeLorean time machine to help their future children. The day they arrive (in film two) is October 21, 2015. So MIT professors thought it made sense to use Back to the Future as the theme for this year's annual competition that marks the end of their mechanical engineering course 2.007 (design and manufacturing).