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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.

Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

Richard Culatta, the new CEO of ISTE, recently spoke with THE Journal about his experiences in education and ed tech, as well as his plans for ISTE as it prepares for its big summer conference this month in San Antonio, TX.

Q1 VR Headset Shipments Display a Bright Future

Oculus Rift is out, but Oculus is in. Even as Facebook's virtual reality system had just 99,000 shipments during the first quarter of 2017, the Oculus deal with Samsung drove the latter company's shipments to five times as many units over the same period.

Hobsons' Predictive Analytics Integration: From the PAR Framework to Holistic Tools

Ellen Wagner talks about how Hobsons' integration of predictive analytics, including the PAR Framework, has provided the education sector with tools to approach a myriad of issues more holistically — from college and career planning, to recruitment and student matching, to admissions, advising, and student success.

Apple Swift Draws Support from Robotics, Drone Makers

Lego Education said it would be pairing Mindstorms Education EV3 with the Swift Playgrounds learning platform to allow students to program their Lego Mindstorms robots and other creations with motors and sensors.

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