Jun 242015

By Malcolm Brown, Joanne Dehoney, and Nancy Millichap at EDUCAUSE.edu.

Today’s LMS needs to be supplemented with (and perhaps later replaced by) a new digital architecture and new learning components—the NGDLE—to enable current transitions in higher education.

Source: What’s Next for the LMS? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

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Jun 222015

Addressing one of the shortcomings of the most recent version of Windows 10.
By Christian Cawley at MakeUseOf.com…

Windows 10 is coming, and with it a bunch of new features. But wherever you find new features, you’ll also find holes, where old favorites have been deprecated. With Windows 10, the Windows Media Center will no longer be supported. This means that if you have it installed, WMC will stop working when you upgrade to Windows 10. Not ideal, especially if Windows Media Center was your favored solution after cutting the cord.

Source: 5 Alternatives to Windows Media Center for Windows 10

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Jun 192015

By Mark O’Neill at MakeUseOf.com…

In the era of paper, when men were men, and the Internet was still a twinkle in Tim Berner-Lee‘s eye, signing something like a letter or a contract was as simple as getting a pen and scribbling your name.But then the Internet came along, and of course, like everything else, signing papers went online. But when you get that contract via email, what do you do? You have to print the last page, sign it, scan it, and email it back. How terribly inconvenient.

Source: 8 Ways To Sign A PDF From Windows, Mac & Mobile Platforms

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May 072015

By Michael Mitchell et al. at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities…

Most states have begun in the past year to restore some of the cuts they made to higher education funding after the recession hit. Eight states, though, are still cutting, and in almost all states — including those that are have boosted their support — higher education funding remains well below pre-recession levels. The large funding cuts have led to both steep tuition increases and spending cuts that may diminish the quality of education available to students at a time when a highly educated workforce is more crucial than ever to the nation’s economic future.

Source: States Are Still Funding Higher Education Below Pre-Recession Levels | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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