Campus Technology Articles

Salesforce.org Expands Education Data Architecture
Posted on Friday April 19, 2019

Salesforce.org has announced Education Data Architecture, an expansion of the Higher Education Data Architecture that is the foundation of its Education Cloud.

Colorado State Pilot Tests Connecting Remote and In-Class Students
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

Colorado State University's College of Business has set up a pilot for what it calls a first for a business school: a blended classroom that connects on-campus and remote students in real time. The approach uses technology from mashme.io for live connectivity and collaboration.

Recruiters Value Degrees and Credentials Equally
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

Recruiters give equal value to degrees and credentials when they're considering new candidates. Across the board, the top qualities — knowledge of industry trends, technical skills, specialized knowledge, networking skills and so on — are the same whether a student arrives with a full-fledged degree or credentials from alternatives.

10 Emerging Trends in Analytics Every CIO Should Know About
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

Augmented analytics and “explainable AI” are just two changes to data and analytics technology that should have "significant disruptive potential" over operations in the next three to five years.

U.S. College Seniors Beat Peers from China, India, Russia on CS Exam
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

Undergraduate seniors in the United States showed much higher levels of skill in computer science than their peers in China, India and Russia. A research project led by Stanford University's Prashant Loyalka in the Graduate School of Education made the discovery after testing students on a two-hour standardized exam given in the same languages their classes were delivered in.

Virtual Bookstore to Save Goucher College Students Up to 70 Percent on Textbooks
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

This fall, students at Goucher College can save up to 70 percent off publisher list textbook prices thanks to the institution's partnership with eCampus.com.

Deep Learning Helps U Missouri Researchers Predict New Material Behaviors
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

A research project at the University of Missouri is using "deep learning" to develop new materials and hopes high-performance computing can speed the process along.

University of Wisconsin Adds Tech Bootcamp as Continuing Ed
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

A Wisconsin university has signed on with an online bootcamp to provide crash courses in in-demand tech skills to address the state's job training needs. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education is working with coding school Thinkful on the initiative.

Carnegie Mellon and Lumen Learning Partner on Evaluating Learning Materials
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative, a cross-disciplinary effort to develop a "learning engineering ecosystem" for improving student outcomes, is teaming up with open courseware provider Lumen Learning to "share tools for developing, evaluating and continuously improving evidence-based learning materials."

New Online Math Homework System Aims to Disrupt Courseware Industry
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

Ed tech startup Derivita today launched its new online homework system, a computer algebra tool designed to provide an affordable alternative to traditional course materials.

5 Myths of AI
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

No, artificial intelligence can't replace the human brain, and no, we'll never really be able to make AI bias-free.

Georgia Tech Breach Strikes Possible 1.3 Million
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

Georgia Tech recently went public about a data breach — the second in less than a year — that could have exposed the personal information of up to 1.3 million people.

UC Davis to Set Up 15,000 STEM Mentoring Pairs
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019

The University of California, Davis is hoping to connect 15,000 11-year-old girls in the state to STEM education in a new pilot.

Analysis: How Bootcamps Could Disrupt Higher Ed
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019

The Christensen Institute has weighed in on the potential for coding and computer science bootcamps to disrupt traditional higher education. In a new report, "Betting on Bootcamps," the organization, which focuses on "disruptive innovation," has offered five scenarios for the future of these short-term, workforce-aligned training programs that emphasize professional success.

BenQ Adds Voice Controls to Interactive Flat Panel Line
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019

BenQ has updated its Premium RP Series of interactive flat panels with voice command delivered by Amazon Web Service (AWS). The voice activation takes the place of a physical remote control.