Campus Technology Articles

STEM Majors Most Confident About Job Prospects
Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018

College students in STEM majors are the most likely to be confident regarding their job prospects, according to new survey results from Gallup and Strada Education Networks. But among all students, confidence shrinks as graduation nears. While 36 percent of first-year students said they expected to graduate with the "knowledge and skills" they'd need to be successful in the job market, only 32 percent of seniors were as confident.

Stanford Pilot Project Digitizes Bone Fragments for Classroom Use
Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018

The Digital Production Group of Stanford University Libraries has launched a pilot project to produce digital 3D models of bones and other artifacts for use in research and instruction.

Engineering Transition Program Shrinks Cost of Degree
Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018

A Texas community college is working with a four-year institution to help students ease the cost of earning their engineering degrees. Houston Community College engineering students can begin their four-year programs through its Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy, which allows them to be co-enrolled in HCC and Texas A&M University. The savings runs to the "tens of thousands of dollars," according to John Vasselli, HCC dean of engineering.

Data-Savvy College Presidents 'Remain the Exception'
Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

An American Council on Education survey found that only 12 percent of college and university presidents ranked the use of institutional research and evidence in the top five areas of growing importance for the future.

Most Popular Password Turns Out to Be 123456
Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

Recently, researchers at security firm 4iQ reported that they'd found a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials, an aggregate database twice as large as any other ever uncovered in the dark web. The password 123456 was found in the database 9.2 million times.

More Colleges Backing off SAT and ACT Admissions Rule
Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

A running tally shows that more than a thousand accredited, four-year colleges and universities now make their admissions decisions about all or many applicants without considering ACT or SAT test scores.

3 Considerations for Effective Digital Signage in Higher Ed
Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

Implementing a digital signage network on campus comes down to collaboration and communication — and working with stakeholders to get the content right.  

3D Printing to Grow by Double Digits Through 2021
Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

Spending on 3D printing will reach nearly $12 billion this year, up 19.9 percent over 2017, according to a new report from International Data Corp. The United States will lead spending as it accounts for about a third, $4.1 billion, of the total this year. Western Europe will follow with about $3.5 billion, and China will take the third spot as it spends $1.5 billion.

Stanford University Names First CIO
Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

Harvard Business School CIO Stephen Gallagher to lead Stanford's IT operations, strategic planning

U St Thomas to Launch Online STEM Engineering Ed Certificates
Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.

Report: California Universities Need to Simplify Online Cross-Enrollment
Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

According to a new report, the California State University system could do a better job of tracking enrollment and outcomes and helping students know what's available online.

Purdue Names New Online University
Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

Purdue's New U, the online institution formed from the university's acquisition of Kaplan University, is now going to be called "Purdue University Global."

3D Printing Conference for Educators Heading to Atlanta in October
Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

Educators interested in 3D printing will have a venue this fall to learn more about how to use it in K-12 and higher education.

Gates Foundation Seeks Intermediaries for Networks of School Improvement
Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

A range of organizations may qualify as intermediaries, including nonprofit school improvement organizations, charter management organizations, higher education institutions and school districts, for example.

Report: OER Continues Moderate Growth Track
Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

Where OER particularly succeeds, researchers found, is in large-enrollment introductory-level courses, those taken by the largest numbers of students, taught in multiple segments and typically part of requirements.