Higher ed now has a new option for implementing computational statistics and predictive analytics in their courses and research programs. Revolution Analytics, which sells enterprise versions of open source programming language R, has launched a program specifically for colleges and universities that want to adopt the software.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a Linux cluster around Raspberry Pi devices as part of an effort to help kids and adults learn about parallel computing.
Students aged 9-22 will participate in a 24-hour event to learn about coding and experiment with demo-able projects as part of CodeDay SF, and event sponsored by StudentRND and Splunk, among others.
With the end of the latest Google "Summer of Code," the open source learning management system Moodle has added several new plugins and feature enhancements thanks to student coders.
Schools want apps that can be developed and revamped quickly--and engage students fully with their institutions. A new Blackboard platform aims to help.
"There's been a sea change in community colleges, from a sole emphasis on providing an access to education for all, to placing a much greater, additional emphasis on the students you have already admitted," according to South Orange County Community College District Vice Chancellor Bob Bramucci. In this interview, he tells Campus Technology's Mary Grush how SOCCCD is expanding its toolchest for student success, why that's more crucial now than ever, and what the institution is doing to help other colleges do the same.
This "creativity incubator" promotes the idea of students taking ownership of campus technology; it also helps them make the connection between classroom learning and the nitty-gritty of real work.
In the competitive world of student recruitment, schools must recognize that today's students are finding--and judging--them on their mobile offerings.
At Loyola University Maryland, competitions are giving students real-world practice at conceiving, designing, and building mobile apps.
Blackboard's mobile team has taken what's it learned about developing apps for education environments and created a tool that allows non-developers to slam together their own apps.