C-Level View
Strategic Discussions on Technology 2/12/2018

Executive View

  • Hacking Real-World Problems with Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Oklahoma State University's first inaugural "Virtual + Augmented Reality Hackathon" hosted January 26-27 by the Mixed Reality Lab in the university's College of Human Sciences gave students and the community a chance to tackle real-world problems using AR and VR tools, while offering researchers a glimpse into the ways teams work with digital media tools.


Worth Noting

  • Campus Technology News Now Available on Alexa Devices

    If you have an Alexa device such as the Amazon Echo, you can now receive the latest ed tech news as part of Alexa's Flash Briefing.

  • New Project to Launch Global Standards for Flipped Training

    The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has introduced a new effort to establish international standards for flipped training. The standards are meant to ensure that educators are trained using the most current global research and best practices in flipped learning, according to a news announcement.

  • NSF Teams with Private Cloud Providers to Beef up BIGDATA Awards

    The National Science Foundation is partnering with cloud providers on its Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program in an effort to encourage projects that focus on large-scale experimentation and scalability.

  • Virtual Campus Tour Incorporates Photorealistic Views, Video Commentary

    A new virtual tour and interactive map at the Stevens Institute of Technology combines photorealistic views 3D-rendered structures to provide an immersive way to "visit" the 55-acre New Jersey campus. Anyone with an internet connection can access the map, which is enhanced with videos, images and links to additional information.

  • MIT MicroMasters Begins On-Campus Phase

    MIT considers its ongoing experiment in "MicroMasters" to be a success. The first cohort of students is expected to graduate this June, earning a full master's degree in supply chain management at a much-reduced cost compared to tackling the program fully on campus. Announced in 2015, the program combines months of online work with a shorter period of on-campus courses. A group of 40 students from around the world have now begun their first residential semester in Cambridge at MIT's campus.

  • Northeastern University Launches Micro Credential Program in Computer Science

    Northeastern University has created a new Micro Credential program for working professionals in California's Bay Area looking to hone their skills in computer science. The program was created in partnership with mobile security company Lookout and is an extension of Northeastern's Silicon Valley campus.

  • Indiana U Expands Use of Salesforce CRM

    Having long used Salesforce.org's constituent management system for student recruiting, Indiana University is now expanding its deployment of technology university-wide, to improve the way it the institution interacts with students, faculty, staff and other constituents. The new agreement will include a range of Salesforce products, such as such as Salesforce Community Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Sales Cloud and Service Cloud.

  • HP Debuts 'Engineering-Grade' Full-Color 3D Printers

    HP took the wraps off a new series of 3D printers capable of producing "engineering-grade, functional" parts in full color and black/white.

  • Crestron Updates AirMedia Wireless Presentation Tech

    Crestron has introduced the next generation of its AirMedia wireless presentation technology. AirMedia 2.0 allows users to connect their smart devices and laptops to a room display, regardless of operating system, from anywhere in a classroom space.

  • New Online Proctoring Service Launches in the U.S.

    One of the founders and former CEO of online proctoring company ProctorU, Don Kassner, is launching a new venture: MonitorEDU, an online proctoring service powered by technology from ProctorExam. Kassner created Proctor U in 2008 with colleague Jarrod Morgan while serving as president of Andrew Jackson University, and left the company in 2016.


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