Information Technology

From Dreams to Realities: AR/VR/MR in Education

The marketplace for augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technologies may be heating up. Daniel Christian, a senior instructional designer at Calvin College observes that significant R&D investments, product development, and more powerful enabling technologies are setting the stage for new AR/VR/MR initiatives in higher education.

University of Tennessee Migrates to an Enterprise Content Management System

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, will begin moving from the use of simple document management software to an enterprise content management system.

Nor-Tech Takes Supercomputers Out of the Data Center

Nor-Tech, a manufacturer of high performance computing clusters and other computing equipment, has developed a line of lower-cost supercomputers designed for use in an office, classroom or laboratory, rather than a data center.

Internet2 Adds Cloud Programs to NET+

Higher ed technology community Internet2 has added a cloud service provider to its NET+ offerings.

New York U and Google Researchers Expose Shady Business of Pay-Per-Install

A research team at New York University and Google are reporting this week on the "shady practices" of delivering unwanted advertising and software as part of the payload of legitimate programs.

Lessons from CT2016

This week's Campus Technology 2016 conference offered a wealth of ideas, conversations and commentary. Here are five takeaways.

Columbus State U to Deploy Service Management Platform

Columbus State University in Georgia has selected a new online service management platform to provide its faculty and staff with desktop and mobile access to services.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Creates Science Gateways Community Institute

A collaborative team led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has received a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Science Gateways Community Institute, a multi-institutional consortium that aims to increase the capabilities, number and sustainability of science gateways.

U Maryland, Army Lab Partner on Supercomputing

The University of Maryland (UMD) and the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have partnered to connect the ARL's supercomputer, nicknamed "Harold," to the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads at UMD in order to provide the higher education and research communities in that region with access to high-performance computing resources.

Northern Arizona U Deploys Software-Defined Storage for Research Data

Northern Arizona University has implemented a software-defined storage appliance to support large research data sets, such as genome maps, Landsat images and complex chemistry data sets.

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