Articles: Technology

The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced a research effort examining the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs), in which it will evaluate select Coursera courses for college credit.

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IT power players: Daniel Stilla, Craig Kitko, and Greg Flanik (left to right) implemented server virtualization, saving money and improving operations.

At 3,000 full-time day undergraduates, Baldwin Wallace University (Ohio) is what Greg Flanik, its chief information officer, considers “a midsized small school.” Yet one day he walked into the university’s data center and saw an astounding 75 servers humming along.

The Clinical Internship  Portal allows more time to be spent tracking conditions that interns have treated and evaluating students on their clinical rotation work.

Most medical teaching programs require months of firsthand training in a health care setting. Scheduling rotations, tracking earned credits, monitoring patient procedures, and benchmarking assessments is typically done manually via paper-based systems.

For almost three years, Globe University (Minn.) has used video conferencing to connect classrooms, provide training to our admissions professionals, and even facilitate business meetings.

Richard Baraniuk, a professor of electrical and computer science at Rice University in Houston, is founder of the nonprofit education project Connexions.

Tim Goral

I recently had the opportunity to interview Richard Baraniuk for our continuing series on “Education Innovators.” Baraniuk, a professor at Rice University (Texas), is the founder of Connexions, an open education resource project, and its offshoot OpenStax College.

“One thing that drives faculty nuts is kids who disrupt the class.

With 64 breakout sessions, UBTech attendees had to make some tough decisions about where to spend their time.

From big-picture analysis to stories from within the trenches, at our UBTech conference, higher ed leaders heard from dozens of pace-setting innovators and practitioners.

Switchers and Scalers

The VM0808H 8x8 HD matrix video switch from ATEN is capable of routing up to eight HDMI sources to a maximum of eight HDMI

What technologies and features do higher education favor for digital signage and video and web conferencing deployments? And what can be done to ensure that these technology purchases are used wisely? Here’s what is happening on the AV technology scene.

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