Box Ramps Up Reach into Higher Ed

"Several institutions have signed on as new customers for Box, which provides content collaboration through cloud storage. Dartmouth College, Utah State, the University of Chicago and Loyola Marymount are taking advantage of the company's recent offer of unlimited storage for schools when they sign up under a program managed through Internet2's NET+ initiative." | 0 Comments


Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges

"One of the obstacles to bringing "adaptive learning" to college classrooms is that professors, administrators, and even those who make adaptive-learning systems don’t always agree on what that buzzword means." | 0 Comments


How Some Professors Deploy Mobile Technology in Their Teaching

"Professors at Seton Hill University are under pressure to incorporate mobile technology into their classes: All students are given a MacBook and an iPad as freshmen. Emily A. Wierszewski, an associate professor of English and composition, has made iPads a central part of her freshman courses, using comics to help students construct papers." | 0 Comments


Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult?



‘Machine Teaching’ Is Seen as Way to Develop Personalized Curricula

Computer scientists are working with scholars in psychology and educational psychology to foster learning through approaches customized to how students learn. | 0 Comments


Even Though Colleges Love to Hate Blackboard, It Might Sell for $3 Billion

"Mr. Alderson guessed it could be a major textbook company like Pearson, which just sold the Financial Times for $1.3 billion, and so has the wherewithal to be a serious bidder for Blackboard. Or he said it could be a major technology provider such as Oracle, or a private-equity firm that saw an opportunity for further growth." | 0 Comments


5 reasons you hate LinkedIn so much

"Despite the fact that we spend hours poring over our exes’ posts on Facebook FB, +0.81% , tweeting snapshots of our perfectly staged meals, and trying to angle our way into a better job on LinkedIn, Americans just aren’t happy about the social media sites they frequent — particularly LinkedIn LNKD, +2.69% ." | 0 Comments


New trends in course materials aim to help Millennials

"According to a new report from the National Association of College Stores (NACS), annual student spending on college course materials in the U.S. has declined steadily over the past seven years. However, the number of required materials have remained steady." | 0 Comments


Blackboard Learn Adds Caliper Analytics Certification

"As a result of the certification, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to access learning data, dubbed an "event stream" within the standards, at no additional cost." | 0 Comments


Moving past the myths of mobile learning

“Our perspectives on [mobile learning] seek to…stimulate an appetite to embrace the opportunities in open and distance learning, while minimizing the potential negative effects of technological, social and pedagogical change,” explains Lydia Mbati, senior researcher with specialties in higher ed-tech and pedagogic theory at UNISA, and co-author of the report.

Most of the myths identified by Brown and Mbati focus on mobile learning’s oft-described “techno-centric” characteristics, which the researchers say may do a disservice to those educators either interested in implementing mLearning, or have already done so." | 0 Comments


Apple, IBM, and Coppell ISD (Texas) are partnering to work on a “Student Achievement App.”

"Alex Kaplan of IBM compared the prospect of its planned “Student Achievement App” to the excitement people get when Netflix recommends a new movie." | 0 Comments

Federal Student Aid PIN (1998 -2015)

"Federal Student Aid PIN, known as PIN to his many friends, died on May 10, 2015, after a long life of public service. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1998, PIN immediately made his presence felt across the country as he helped students complete their FAFSAs electronically on the World Wide Web." | 0 Comments


Where Should You Keep Your Data?

"Federal funding agencies have made it clear that grant proposals must include plans for sharing research data with other scientists. What has not been clear is how and where researchers should store their data, which can range from sensitive personal medical information to enormous troves of satellite imagery." | 0 Comments


IBM and Box Team Up to Target Global Data-Storage Market

"IBM, the technology giant, and Box, a Silicon Valley online file-storage company, are combining their products, technology and marketing to try to smarten and streamline the work done by teams in business." | 0 Comments


Future of textbooks increasingly looks digital

"Students and teachers in some University of Georgia introductory biology courses experimented with using a free digital textbook instead of expensive paper texts in fall 2013 courses, and liked it.
About 86 percent of nearly 700 students surveyed after the courses said their online textbook was as good as or better than a traditional paper textbook." | 0 Comments

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