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  • Big Data Initiatives: Most Organizations Still Coming to Grips

    What's driving big data initiatives? According to a new report out of the University of Oxford, key factors include risk and financial management and the need to understand and predict customer behaviors to find new ways to engage with them. However, despite these imperatives, few organizations are actually in the "execute" phase of their big data strategies, as most are still educating themselves, exploring options, or, at best, testing out ideas and technologies.

  • Apple Launches 7.9-Inch iPad mini, 4th-Gen iPad

    Apple today unveiled the iPad mini, a 7.9-inch tablet built around a dual-core A5 chip and offering dual-band 802.11n wireless networking. The company also launched the fourth-generation iPad, as well as new models in its MacBook and iMac product lines.

  • An iPad for Your Thoughts

    Is there an IT issue in higher education that isn’t receiving the attention it deserves? Tell us about it and you could win a free iPad 2, courtesy of Adobe. To be eligible, submit your compelling story idea to by Dec. 15, using the subject line “iPad Please.” Campus Technology will award the iPad 2 to the entrant with the best concept and then cover the topic in a future issue. So, what’s on your mind?

  • University of Phoenix Closing 115 Locations

    The University of Phoenix will close 115 locations before the end of 2013, including 25 main campuses and 90 smaller satellite learning and student resource centers.

  • Florida Department of Corrections Taps Online Education Program To Help Reduce Recidivism

    Florida inmates are participating in a novel blended learning program to earn their secondary degrees and professional certificates. The program, operated under the Florida Department of Corrections, was undertaken in an effort to lower recidivism rates and reduce costs.


  • $5.4 Million Grants Fund Personalized, Blended Learning Programs

    Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has awarded $5.4 million in new grants to assist 13 secondary and postsecondary educational organizations in the development of new models of personalized, blended learning, where traditional classroom teaching methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.

  • U Texas System Joins EdX

    The University of Texas System has joined edX, an online learning initiative launched in May by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Microsoft Reveals Office 365 University

    Microsoft has debuted a forthcoming release of Office 365 for students, faculty, and staff of higher education institutions.

  • Bloxx Updates Real-Time Web Filter

    Bloxx, a company that produces Internet, email, and media filtering tools, has released an updated version of its Bloxx Web Filter for North America.


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