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Collier County Public Schools has chosen Violin Memory, Inc. to enhance the delivery of education technology services. Flash Memory Arrays from Violin will hasten the school district's SQL Server applications, thereby augmenting IT proficiency. Apart from decreasing expenses, Violin will assist in enhancing the end-user experience for 45,000 students and 7,000 employees.
Using Skype, members of the Pirtek Parramatta Eels, a rugby team, were able to use the well known VoIP service's video capabilities to remotely enter the classrooms of local preschools and field questions from the kids they inspire. But video conferencing isn't just about off-curriculum question and answer sessions - it has very practical uses, some of them obvious and others not as much.
It's time to start getting better grades. No matter what the course or school, there's always a way to improve, and the Uzinggo Digital Learning Aid is here for just such a purpose. This online learning system uses education techniques, interactive graphics and motivational tools to help students improve not only their test scores, but their understanding of material as well.
To provide a forum for educational IT professionals, researchers, analysts and others stakeholders in the future development of education networks -- where they can discuss and address the issues that impact networks at K-12 and higher education institutions around the world -- Exinda, a global provider of next-generation WAN optimization and Network Control solutions, is organizing a vendor-driven advisory group.
Yellowfin, a vendor of international Business Intelligence (BI) software, will now provide software licenses to students and teachers for no extra cost. The software, which can be used for classroom training, will also be offered to not-for-profit enterprises.
Yellowfin, a vendor of international Business Intelligence or BI software, will now provide software licenses to students and teachers for no extra cost. The software, which can be used for classroom training, will also be offered to not-for-profit enterprises.
As more and more students and schools begin using Google Apps for Education, new problems have risen when it comes for enforcing IT best practices. Using the technology requires schools to meet various requirements when it comes to data control, compliance and integrity.
On May 15, Google took a step into unfamiliar territory at its annual I/O event in San Francisco. Among announcements about enhanced photo sharing features for Google Plus and new phones on the way, came the news that Google is looking to get into the education technology business with Google Play for Education.
According to the United States Department of Commerce's Economics & Statistics Administration, women comprise 48 percent of the workforce, yet they only comprise 24 percent of the "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. While there is no one definitive reason to account for this difference, the ESA reports that there are several hypotheses to explain this difference-lack of female STEM role models, gender stereotypes, and the possibility that STEM careers "may not be as accommodating to people cycling in and out of the workforce to raise families."
Hobsons, a provider of personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions, recently announced that it has entered a partnership agreement with Regent Education, a provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) financial aid management and enrollment optimization solutions for higher education.
The iPad is not only popular among adults. It is also extremely popular with kids. In homes that own iPads, it's common for the kids to pester their moms and dads to let them play with iPads.
Academic classes have been taught in much the same way for years: a teacher stands at the front of the class and lectures, using a chalkboard (or lately, PowerPoint) to provide written material for note-taking. However, a new style of teaching is beginning to gain popularity. The so-called "flipped classroom," in which students learn on their own time using instructor-provided resources and then use class time to work through examples, has been lauded by many as the next big thing in education.
According to company officials, the COPsync911 is a real-time alert system to increase the level of security for schools and municipal buildings that is capable of immediately connecting the staff of a building under potential threat with the five officers closest to the building's location.
Expertus, a provider of next-generation, cloud-based learning systems, has unveiled the latest version of its learning management software. Version 4.0 of ExpertusONE LMS includes several enhancements including ExpertusONE Mobile, ExpertusONE Insights, contextual & continuous social learning, ExpertusONE Meetings, ExpertusONE Link, ExpertusONE Commerce and private cloud hosting.
In order to create and maintain effective, interactive training programs, Codio, the Web-based development platform, has launched Codio:Annotations.
Leaps and bounds are made in educational technologies and two specific culprits are to blame when it isn't applied to the classroom. The first is funding. When it comes to integrating programs like TopHat Monocle or Learning catalytics the first objections are inevitably made with the budget in mind. What about the students that don't have phones? What about schools that can't afford to provide the service?
The survey, "Living and Learning with Mobile Devices: What Parents Think Abous Mobile Devices for Early Childhood and K-12 Learning," shed light on the way classroom tech is changing in this day and age. The study surveyed 2,392 parents and as many as 4,164 children between the ages of 3 and 18.
Some argue that such a software product can correct academic work. One promising yet controversial example in higher education is coming from EdX, a joint project by Harvard and MIT. It will be available for free online, and pledges to give students instant feedback and free up a professor's time in colleges. Also, Sanford University startups, Coursera and Udacity, which will develop "massive open online courses," back automated assessments.
Some of the applications that emerged by leveraging the flexibility of Anoto's technology are: Good luck messages for Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics - where spectators used the Anoto pens to send digital messages to Team GB Olympic athletes.
Unlike traditional devices, these IP paging systems can connect to existing school networks to deliver key functions such as mass text messaging alerts. As network-based IP paging devices, these systems also feature IP Clocks, IP digital signage boards, and an array of IP Speaker choices.
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