Campus Technology Articles

GitHub Adds LMS Integration for More Efficient Workflows
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Recently, GitHub announced integrations between GitHub Classroom and popular learning management systems Google Classroom, Instructure Canvas, D2L Brightspace and Moodle, enabling the automatic syncing of students from the LMS platform to GitHub Classroom.

Google Introduces AI-Based Mobile Learning App
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Google is launching a revamped version of the Socratic app to help high school and college students complete their homework.

Study: Remote Attendance Shrinks Absenteeism
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Making videoconferencing available to students who can't attend class in person can improve attendance and student satisfaction, according to a two-year project that took place at Indiana University.

Smartphone Sales in Decline, but 5G-Powered Rebound Expected for 2020
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

In 2019, smartphone sales worldwide will dip 2.5 percent over last year, according to a forecast from research firm Gartner, with the largest declines expected in Japan, Western Europe and North America.

Bootcamp Business Up 49% Year-over-Year
Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

This year coding bootcamps are expected to graduate more than 23,000 developers, an overall growth rate of 705 percent since 2013, according to a recent report by Course Report, and an increase of 49 percent over 2018.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 19, 2019)
Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2019, the 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, and Educause Annual Conference 2019.

Gartner: Top Wireless Tech Trends to Watch
Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

New forms of wireless technology are poised to enable emerging tech such as robots, drones, self-driving vehicles and more, according to a recent assessment by Gartner. The research firm identified 10 key wireless trends worth watching as the technology continues to develop over the next five years.

Indiana U Network Upgrade to Support a Quarter-Million Concurrent Devices
Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

On the heels of wrapping up a 10-year network master plan, Indiana University has gone public with a new plan to undertake a massive upgrade of its network infrastructure. The university said it intends to build up its administrative and learning environment to support a quarter of a million concurrent devices across all of its nine campuses.

Senators Go After Ed Tech on Student Data Usage
Posted on Friday August 16, 2019

Some of the biggest names in ed tech received word this week from a team of Democratic senators to hand over details on their data collection practices.

Google Adds Tools for Grading, Plagiarism Detection
Posted on Thursday August 15, 2019

This week, Google introduced Assignments, a revamp of its Course Kit toolkit (in beta last year), designed to streamline the process of collecting and grading student work.

Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans
Posted on Wednesday August 14, 2019

Education's greatest cybersecurity threat is the openness of its networks, according to a company that produces anti-malware software. According to a new analysis of its customer data, Malwarebytes has found that the education sector was the largest target for adware and trojans, and second among verticals for being hit with ransomware.

Uneven Standards Hamper Online Education the World Over
Posted on Wednesday August 14, 2019

A new report has provided SWOT analyses of seven regions around the world related to digital and distance education. The bottom line: While online learning is on the rise everywhere, programs and courses show great unevenness because of a lack of standards.

Purdue's TLT Partners with Faculty to Accelerate Grading in Large Enrollment Courses
Posted on Monday August 12, 2019

A partnership between Purdue University's Teaching and Learning Technologies organization and a small group of mechanical engineering faculty exploring Gradescope has grown into a campus-wide initiative that includes an enterprise license of the tool and TLT support. The use of Gradescope accelerates the grading process — especially in large enrollment courses — and the related strategies that faculty share help improve assessment generally.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 12, 2019)
Posted on Monday August 12, 2019

Upcoming events include the T.D.W.I. San Diego Conference, SANS Network Security 2019, and 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference.

Even with Rising Costs, College Remains a Solid Investment
Posted on Thursday August 08, 2019

In a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, two researchers have determined that even though college costs are rising, it's still a good investment.