Dec 032014
 

(thanks Allen Taylor for the tip) – From OpenCulture.com…

While you were eating turkey, we were busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,100 courses from top universities. Let’s give you the quick overview: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites, and you can listen to the lectures anytime, anywhere, on your computer or smart phone. We didn’t do a precise calculation, but there’s probably about 33,000 hours of free audio & video lectures here. Enough to keep you busy for a very long time.

via A Master List of 1,100 Free Courses From Top Universities: 33,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures | Open Culture.

 Posted by at 8:35 am
Nov 302014
 

As much as I like Windows 10, so far, I’m also pleased to see Microsoft acknowledging the need for differentiating between customers when it comes to rolling out updates and features.

By Peter Bright at ArsTechnica.

Windows 10’s updates and maintenance are following a different, better path to all prior Windows releases: one with more regular updates and quicker access to new features for those who want it, while still offering enterprises a slower pace of delivery. With the first update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview a month ago, Microsoft also enabled a two-speed update track for the million or so members of the Windows Insider program.

via Latest Windows 10 update shows how rapid releases work in practice | Ars Technica.

 Posted by at 10:13 am
Nov 282014
 

By Stefanie Botelho at University Business Magazine…

A large majority of college-bound students (85 percent) said that digital capabilities, such as integration of technology into classrooms, virtual coursework and online classes are a top determinant in choosing which university to attend, according to a five-country survey by Accenture.

via Majority of students cite digital services as factor in higher ed choice | University Business Magazine.

 Posted by at 11:25 am