Programming & Development


Fairfield U Completes Portal Revamp

Fairfield University launched its full rollout of my.Fairfield.edu 2.0 Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The new service discovery portal, an implementation of rSmart's OneCampus, has replaced the university's old legacy portal with updated functionality including a Google-like search capability and access from any mobile device.

ePortfolios that Make Learning Visible: Education Values in Product Design

Digication CEO Jeffrey Yan reflects on how his own experiences both as a student and teacher in higher education have influenced the design of his company's ePortfolio product.

Researchers Crowdsource Creation of Worldwide Map of Power Grid

Researchers at Technical University of Munich are crowdsourcing data related to the world's power grid for OpenGridMap — a planning tool that will be useful as the world continues to covert to more broadly to renewable forms of energy in the face of climate change.

Google Unveils IoT Developer Platform, Updates to Weave

Google recently launched a preview of Android Things, which makes it faster and easier to develop smart, connected products. Google also revealed updates to Weave, an IoT communications platform.

Coming of Age: The Online Research Data Repository

CT asks Ray Uzwyshyn, the director of digital and collection services for the Texas State University library, about research data repositories — a technology that is just coming into its own. He offers both a current view of the technology and insight into its impact.

VR, AR, and the Internet of Things: Life Beyond Second Life

Ball State University has been exploring virtual reality since the early days of Second Life. CT talks with Vice President for Information Technology Phil Repp about how our hyper reality has changed.

MAGIC at RIT: Engineering the 'Happy Accident'

What happens when you mix a high-end technology sandbox loaded with ample, cutting-edge digital media tools and production facilities with some of the world's brightest students and most innovative faculty? Andy Phelps talks about MAGIC at RIT.

12 University Teams Advance in Amazon AI Contest

Amazon has announced 12 university teams that will participate in its Alexa Prize contest, which challenges university and college students worldwide to develop a “socialbot” capable of holding conversations with humans for 20 minutes.

Research Project Speeds Process for Converting Programs to Multicore

A team of researchers has come up with a technique that lets people describe what their single-core programs are supposed to do in somewhat general terms, and then it automatically generates a version of the program optimized to run on multicore chips.

A Return to Best Practices for Teaching Online

Is the distinction between online learning and campus-based instruction disappearing? Asking faculty to move their courses online may be deceptively simple. That's why co-authors Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad have refined a list of 14 best practices based on core learning principles to help faculty succeed in creating effective online courses.

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