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 192014

I’ll be checking in on this interesting initiative.  I have three family members going to school here.

By Conner Forest at TechRepublic.com…

Virginia’s Chesterfield County Schools recently announced that it will launch the largest education deployment of Chromebooks to date. Here’s what you can learn from it.

via 32,000 Chromebooks: How a Virginia school system bet on Google’s PC platform – TechRepublic.

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Jun 042014

Fascinating story at TelecomsTechNews.com, by Ryan Daws…

We’ve spoke previously about Google’s ambitious project to provide internet access in hard-to-reach locations, called ‘Project Loon’. Clearly not content with this, the company is looking to spend an expected minimum of $1 Billion on satellites to provide Earth-wide Wi-Fi for the masses.

Its rollout will consist of 180 “small, high-capacity satellites” which will orbit the Earth at a low altitude and be led by field expert, Greg Wyler, from satellite start-up O3B networks. It is said his team – consisting of between 10 and 20 people – will report directly to Larry Page.

The initial plans are expected to cost between $1 billion to “more than $3 billion” dependent on the network’s final design. If successful, a later phase could double the amount of satellites placed into the atmosphere.

via Google to cover earth in Wi-Fi via $1 Billion+ worth of satellites – Telecoms Tech.

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Jul 212012

I’m really looking forward to a great tablet that runs Windows.  Here is Wikipedia’s article on what should be available before the end of the year.

From Wikipedia…

Microsoft Surface is a planned series of tablet PCs designed and marketed by Microsoft. The Surface will be available in two versions, “Surface” and “Surface Pro”. “Surface” will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. “Surface Pro” will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.[2][3] The display is a 10.6-inch, 16:9 widescreen HD Display (Surface), or Full HD Display (Surface Pro).[4] The product was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios.[5] No specific release date was announced at the product introduction.

via Microsoft Surface – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Apr 112012

By Michael Kan at CIO.com…

IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau) — Intel is working with 10 undisclosed Chinese and global vendors to design Windows 8 tablets using the company’s chips, a senior company executive said Wednesday.

via Intel Working with 10 Vendors to Release Windows 8 Tablets By Year-End CIO.com.

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Dec 092011

From Deloitte at PRNewsWire…

Deloitte today announced the research findings from its 3rd annual “Tech Trends 2012” report, which identifies and predicts the top 10 emerging and disruptive technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses are anticipated to operate globally in 2012 and beyond.

via Deloitte Predicts the Top 10 Technology Trends for 2012 — NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —.

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