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  • Education Leaders See MOOCs, Distance Learning as the Future of Higher Ed

    If you were to gather together a thousand academics, researchers, university IT and instructional technology leaders, institutional librarians, technology and media company executives, authors, journalists, futurists, association presidents, and other interested people and ask them to consider the possible impact of the Internet on higher education, the outlook you'd get would closely resemble the rich patchwork of perspective offered in a recent report from Elon University's School of Communications, as part of its "Imagining the Internet" project. Most of them would say there's a lot of change coming.

  • Android OS Strengthens Smart Phone Domination

    Apple's iOS may be the dominant operating system in the tablet market; but among smart phones, Android is the reigning powerhouse. And its lead is growing. In the second quarter, shipments of Android-based smart phones worldwide more than doubled from an already dominant position to capture more than two-thirds of the overall smart phone market.

  • Holy Apostles To Offer Massive Open Online Courses

    Holy Apostles College and Seminary will begin to offer massive online open course programming through a partnership with Edvance360 and the Catholic Distance Learning Network involving two certification programs for the fall 2012 semester.

  • Stanford Research Computing Facility To Use Nearly 3 Megawatts of Highly Efficient UPS Systems

    The new Stanford Research Computing Facility, which is slated to open late next year, will feature nearly three megawatts of uninterruptible power supply systems.

  • Indiana University To Test Drive Academic Social Network

    IU's two-year pilot program will explore two new technologies that aim to drive learning and engagement.


Professional Resources

  • A Guide to Smarter Data Protection
    Sponsored by: GovConnection
    The availability and integrity of information, or lack thereof, can directly impact revenues and profits. Those responsible for the backup and recovery of student data are responsible for three key objectives: recovery, efficiency, and agility/adaptability.

  • Top 5 Learning Mgmt. System Must Haves
    Sponsored by: McGraw Hill
    Many institutions are turning to learning management systems (LMS) to provide a more enriched learning and instructional environment for their students and faculty, but are doing so without a true guideline on how to pick the right LMS or what benefits can come from making that decision.