Cloud Computing & SaaS

Cornell to Lead NSF-Funded Cloud Federation for Big Data Analysis

The National Science Foundation continues to take steps to stimulate the nation's big data infrastructure and capabilities in partnership with research universities.

U Florida Turns Distance Learning Into Searchable Video on Demand

The University of Florida is rolling out technology from Sonic Foundry to record, store and manage distance learning courses, collaborative meetings and special events that occur via videoconference.

Ellucian To Launch New Higher Ed Big Data Model

Ellucian is working with 15 higher education institutions to develop a new model that will "translate" student data from as many as 20 databases.

BbookX: a tool that lets teachers creat open textbooks using free OER

Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Penn State researchers have been piloting a technology that allows faculty (and students) to build e-textbooks algorithmically using keywords to gather together materials from open resources.

U Kentucky Mining Real-Time Student Engagement Data

The University of Kentucky is pioneering a new predictive analytics model to support both student advising and institutional decision-making.

Mississippi State Virtual CC Hands off Proctoring Work

Mississippi Virtual Community College has gone public with its use of an automated proctoring system.

ASU Adopts Cloud Service to Make Low-Cost Course Materials Available to Students

Arizona State University has signed a three-year agreement with ProQuest SIPX, which will supply a self-service, cloud-based interface that allows instructors to set up course readings using all available library and open source materials.

2 Universities Turn to the Cloud for Their LMS

Two long-time Internet2 institutional members will be taking advantage of a NET+ cloud offering introduced last year by Blackboard.

3 Universities Move to Cloud-Based Photo Service

Purdue University, Jacksonville State University and the University of Central Florida have signed on with Libris by PhotoShelter, a cloud-based system for organizing, collaborating and sharing visual assets.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Updates Cloud Storage

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has updated its cloud storage service, the SDSC Cloud, to support science-based researchers with large data requirements.