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Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism

Seeing a conflict between open and proprietary developments in educational technology and in society at large, Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas has started to refocus the open source learning platform's activities to do a more effective job of spreading openness.

When Too Much Data Gets in the Way of Decision-Making

For university leaders in need of solid information, often the problem is that they have data in too many places and in formats that aren't helpful. Indiana University's solution uses virtualized data.

How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses

The University of Arizona developed a toolkit to help new instructional designers and online instructors get up to speed in creating courses for students that might never show their faces on campus.

Vernier Providing Resources for Gathering Data During Solar Eclipse

Vernier Software & Technology is providing tips and resources for viewing the “Great American Eclipse,” Aug. 21, 2017, and the scientific data-collection company is urging educators to collect and share data from the event.

The Case for a Next-Generation Learning Platform

Is higher education responding effectively to the changes going on all around us? Here, education futurist Daniel Christian reminds us to keep our "heads up" and urges the development of a next-generation learning platform.



Building Real Community Online with Free Apps

Giving students "voice, choice and connectivity" will help them gain a sense of belonging in a group even when they're states and countries apart.

6 AV Trends from InfoComm 2017

An audiovisual design and management consultant offers six takeaways from the biggest AV trade show of the year.  

USD Voice: Changing the Conversation with Students

University of San Diego Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer Christopher W. Wessells explores how a program that uses natural language processing, USD Voice, is enhancing his institution's communications with students.

Shadow HPC Moves to the Cloud

Providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft are luring college and university researchers to bypass IT for cloud-based high-performance computing resources.

Fixing the Textbook Model

Indiana University's Brad Wheeler explains how his institution is ditching the college textbook and replacing it with digital alternatives that are accessible to students from day one.

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