Information Technology


Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

NC Community College System Modernizes IT Infrastructure at 40 Campuses

The 58-campus North Carolina Community College System recently selected Fujitsu M10 servers and Ellucian software to be implemented at 40 colleges. As a result, NCCCS is experiencing a 50 percent decrease in power consumption using the energy efficient green technology, in addition to faster response times.

Linking Data to Decision-Making

Five information technology leaders explain how they use metrics to measure the impact of IT projects or cost-justify new investments.

U North Texas Lands Funding to Launch Human Intelligence and Language Technologies Lab

The University of North Texas recently landed funding from a private partner to develop new analytics techniques.

Carnegie Mellon Debuts Initiative to Combine Disparate AI Research

The School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University has launched CMU AI, a new initiative designed to connect work on artificial intelligence across seven departments within the school.

MIT Researchers Aim to Bring Neural Networks to Smartphones

Last year, a team led by Vivienne Sze, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, developed an energy-efficient chip designed for neural networks that might allow them to run on smartphones.

IoT Skill Set Leads with Communication, Not Tech

Communication is far and away the most relevant job skill for engineers to have for success with the Internet of Things, according to a survey of IEEE engineers.

Research: IT Spending to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is set to increase this year, according to a pair of new forecasts.

University of Texas-led Research Project Tackles Fake News with Social Bots

With a new $30,000 seed grant, a group of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas will use highly sophisticated algorithms to stop the spread of fake news across the internet via social media sites like Twitter.

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