Information Technology


You've Been Hacked! Explaining Cybersecurity to Students in an Interconnected Era

Computer hackers, also known as cybercriminals, are infiltrating our world with ever-increasing sophistication. It is critical that students understand both the benefits and risks of their devices — especially their smartphones. Educators have an important role to play in helping students understand and safely navigate an internet-connected world.

Time to Redo NSF Research Centers in "Grand Challenge" Model

Approaches introduced by the X-Prize and Google's "grand challenges" have shown how "center-based" engineering research doesn't have to be the only way big problems get solved.

New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World

To expand its mission of delivering education worldwide, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a research, policy, pedagogy and practice lab that intends to uncover new ways of delivering education to learners in developing countries. The new "J-WEL" lab will emphasize reaching underserved populations such as women and girls, and displaced persons.

Higher Ed Security Org Uses DNS Database to Track Criminal Action

An organization that provides security services to the research and education community at large has gone public with its adoption of an historic DNS database service.

Apple’s App Development Curriculum for Community College, High School Students Now on iBooks

Apple has released its first full-year course to teach college students how to design mobile apps using the Swift programming language.

6 Keys to Working with Vendors in a Next-Gen Enterprise IT World

As IT departments become "brokers" rather than single-service providers, vendor management skills are becoming paramount. Here's how two institutions deal with contracts, vendor relationships and more.

MIT.nano to Hold Inaugural Research Symposium on Future of Sensor Technology

Ubiquitous, unobtrusive sensing could offer more insight into the natural world and change the exploration of healthcare, energy, computing and other fields. To showcase current innovations focused on nano-enabled sensors and sensing systems research happening at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the university’s MIT.nano facility will be holding a research symposium, on campus and online.

5 Indiana Schools Secure Joint Deal for Microsoft Software

Five public institutions in Indiana have banded together to save money on Microsoft products across their campuses.

Educause Intros Emerging Edtech Membership

Educause today announced a new membership offering designed for emerging ed tech companies that want to break into the higher education IT market.

Jad Abumrad Reflects on Radio, Race, Technology and Education

Jad Abumrad doesn’t do things by the book, and he’s been rewarded for it. He’s co-host and creator of “Radiolab,” a popular public radio show that’s broadcast on more than 500 stations across the United States and has been downloaded as a podcast over 9 million times per month. He’s a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant” fellow, and his radio program won the George Foster Peabody Award in 2010 and 2015.

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