Campus Technology Articles

Colleges Using AR/VR to Educate Homeowners on Disaster Clean-up
Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

Experts estimate that hurricane-destroyed homes could take years to rebuild. A small team of IT leaders in higher education and experts from the building trades hope to expedite the work with an augmented and virtual reality (AVR) training program intended to draw people to the trades who previously would have considered it "dirty, underpaying and uninteresting."

Signal Vine Adds Quick Messaging Tool, Improved Support
Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

Signal Vine allows schools to communicate through two-way personalized text messages that are sent to students based on data such as GPA, major, FAFSA status and more.

Ohio U to Offer Free Training in Coding, Tech Skills
Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

Ohio University students and alumni will now have access to intensive online and on-site training in coding and other tech skills, thanks to a partnership with technology talent development company Revature.  

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 25, 2017)
Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

U North Texas Rolls Out Career Development Tools for Students
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

This fall, students at the University of North Texas have access to new tools for career development, searching for jobs and showcasing skills.

NEC Rolls Out Interactive Display Bundles for Classrooms
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

NEC has unveiled two new bundles designed specifically for K-12 and higher education and featuring large format displays.

Loma Linda U Takes Nursing Program Online to Reduce Tuition, Increase Flexibility
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Loma Linda University has tapped a private partner to help design an online bachelor of science nursing program that reduces tuition costs for students by nearly 50 percent.

Cornell Workshop Series Aims to Help Profs Communicate Research via Transmedia
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

The series, "Knowledge Matters: Communicating Research for Different Audiences through Transmedia," will allow participants to create and showcase their blogs, vlogs, comics, websites or other outlets in an effort to reach a variety of audiences with a focus on transmedia.

Carnegie Mellon Prof Named Learning XPrize Finalist for RoboTutor Tool
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

A team led by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Professor Jack Mostow has won $1 million as a Global Learning XPrize finalist for its RoboTutor software.

Courseware in Context Framework Gets Update, New Features
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

The Courseware in Context Framework today released a number of new features aimed at improving usability.

BYU Researchers Aim to Stop Robots from Eating Tables with Wikipedia
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

A team of researchers from Brigham Young University is using Wikipedia to make sure a future android won't try to tickle a refrigerator, drive a teapot or eat a table.

Cornell U Merges Teaching Excellence, Academic Tech Units
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Cornell University has recently reorganized part of its provost's office to bring together faculty development and instructional technology.

Report: AI, IoT, Cyber Threats Will Shape the Internet's Future
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and security concerns are among the biggest forces that will impact the internet over the next five to seven years, according to a new report from the Internet Society, a nonprofit focused on the open development, evolution and use of the internet.

Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.

First-Year College Credits and Strong GPA Big Predictor of CC Student Success
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

A deep drill into longitudinal data whose collection began in 2002 has uncovered a set of predictors that can help community colleges identify those students most likely to earn a college degree.