Campus Technology Articles

Growth in International Student Enrollment Slows, Even as Impact of Global Perspective Intensifies
Posted on Thursday November 16, 2017

Even as the number of international students in the United States increased by 3 percent over the prior year, the count for those enrolled at a U.S. institution for the first time in fall 2016 declined by nearly 10,000 students — the first time the "Open Doors" project has seen a drop of those numbers in the 12 years since it began this reporting.

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico University Turns to the Cloud to Restore Student Services
Posted on Thursday November 16, 2017

When September's massive storm knocked out access to electricity, clean water and communications for the entire island, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón needed to get up and running fast. Thanks to an extraordinary IT team and the resources of the cloud, the school was back in action within a few weeks.

2 CS Students Crack Case of Identifying Fake Twitter Accounts
Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

Two undergraduate computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley have undertaken a job Twitter has been struggling with: figuring out when incendiary tweets have come from a bot instead of a real person.

Building a Three-Dimensional Record of Student Learning
Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

Forward-looking universities are expanding the traditional student transcript into a more complete digital representation of learning inside and outside the classroom.

Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan
Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

In a recent survey, most chief academic officers (CAOs) at 359 two- and four-year institutions (86 percent) agreed that digital content and learning can improve the student experience. Eighty-seven percent of CAOs said digital learning resources "make learning more efficient and effective for students"; and 74 percent agreed that digital content would provide a richer and more personalized learning experience over print resources.

Report: Most Women Decide Early Against a Cybersecurity Career
Posted on Tuesday November 14, 2017

By the age of 16, most women in the United States, Europe and Israel have already decided not to pursue a career in cybersecurity, according to a new study from Kaspersky Lab.

MIT Research Aims to Build AI-Enabled Materials Recipe Database
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

Research led by a professor at MIT aims to use artificial intelligence to help materials scientists find recipes for particular materials in a sea of data.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 13, 2017)
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

UC Riverside, Riverside CC Win $800,000 to Support Students Underrepresented in STEM
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) and Riverside City College (RCC) have partnered on an initiative designed to support RCC students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in STEM majors.

Research Project Figures Out How to Crowdsource Predictive Models
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

An MIT research project has come up with a way to crowdsource development of features for use in machine learning.

Streamlining Access to Complex Data
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

George Washington University created a visual, interactive collection of high-level metrics designed for a group of pivotal campus decision-makers: university deans.

Most Public Universities Pursuing Rich Students at Expense of Poor Ones
Posted on Wednesday November 08, 2017

Nearly two-thirds of selective public institutions are enrolling fewer low-income students than they did in the late 1990s. At more than half of those universities (54 percent) the increase in affluent students came at the direct expense of low-income ones. That's what's revealed in the latest New America project to examine student mobility.

Udemy Intros Online Courses on Unity Development
Posted on Wednesday November 08, 2017

Online learning platform Udemy has partnered with Unity Technologies to create a series of online courses that teach developers how to build interactive 2D and 3D games with the Unity game engine.

U Nebraska Works with iDesign to Develop More Online Courses
Posted on Wednesday November 08, 2017

In an effort to increase access to its bachelor's and graduate programs and improve time to degree, the University of Nebraska is partnering with iDesign to grow its online offerings.

Texas A&M Offers Art History Video Game as Credit-Bearing Course
Posted on Wednesday November 08, 2017

A video game about 15th and 16th century art is the center of a new course this fall at Texas A&M University.