06 janvier 2018

Barnes & Noble Develops Degree-Planning Tool

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The degree-planning tool is being co-created by PSU’s Office of Student Success and BNED LoudCloud, a subset of BNED that focuses on software development. More...

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The Pulse: Accessibility and Translation

HomeBy Doug Lederman. This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Calvin Shum, CEO of Lovoco, whose speech and translation technologies include bilingual subtitling. More...

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Where Technology Goes, So Too Must Culture

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The shift to a student-centric institutional culture shows many different forms, from changes in curriculum design to shifts in service availability to the improved leveraging of data. From the perspective of students, one major tell that an institution has transitioned to a greater level of student centricity is in the personalization of communications and outreach, and CRMs have a massive role to play here. But the implementation of a tool does not a culture create. More...

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In 2018, Get Ready for the Convergence of IoT, AI, Fog, and Blockchain

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The third technology vital to IoT’s growth in 2018 is fog computing, which has quickly become a mainstream concept describing a distributed cloud environment. With many bandwidth-intensive IoT applications requiring real-time data processing, traditional cloud computing focused on batch processing is no longer sufficient. More...

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What’s ahead on the edtech landscape in 2018

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. John O’Brien, president and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association for higher ed IT leaders, thinks that 2018 may mark the beginning of real digital transformation in education. “I am convinced that this year we will see demonstrable developments at the intersection of higher education and technology,” he told EdScoop. More...

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How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Phil Hill, an edtech consultant and blogger at e-Literate, expects the “Big Five” tech companies—Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft—to continue their outreach to colleges and universities next year. Another higher education outreach forthcoming in 2018 may come from Google, which offered a peek at its virtual reality platform, Daydream, earlier this year at EDUCAUSE, a major higher-ed conference. Currently the company is soliciting interest from institutions interested in piloting the Daydream. More...

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03 janvier 2018

IT #1: 6 essential technologies on the higher ed horizon

eCampus NewsTablets are just the beginning of Natural User Inerfaces (NUIs) in college and university settings; and any institution interested in remaining relevant in the next five years should start redesigning their learning spaces to better promote collaborative learning. These are just some of the revelations part of the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI) 2017 Higher Education Edition of the annual Horizon Report. More...

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CAOs tell all on their top 4 IT priorities

eCampus NewsA resounding majority of chief academic officers (CAOs) (86 percent) said they believe digital learning tools and resources make learning more efficient and effective for students, according to a recent survey. More...

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02 janvier 2018

Rushing students through university and fixating on science is not the way forward

The Guardian homeIt is to our detriment that the political focus on technology sees science and society as separate or even as being opposed. We need joined-up thinking. More...

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‘Bit by Bit’

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Author discusses new book on social science research in era of big data.
Technological innovations in the 21st century have enabled researchers to collect and process data about human behavior at an unprecedented scale, but are social scientists keeping up. More...

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