Apr 172017
 

By Vanessa LoVerme Akhtar at Huffington Post…

Higher education is much the same today as it has been for generations. Though more people attend college now than ever before, post-secondary institutions remain notoriously slow to change – despite the shifting needs and demands of students. Just as technology is shifting the status quo across industries, digital advancements are calling for greater transformation in the field of higher education.

Source: Embracing Technology: Higher Education of the Future | HuffPost

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Mar 082017
 

What is the risk-reward of attending a 4-year college or university?​  Interesting article at LendEDU.com…

According to the College Board, for the 2016-2017 school year, the average total cost of attendance for an in-state public college is around $24,610. Even worse, attending an out-of-state public college costs around $39,890 this year while a private college costs $49,320, on average.With these high costs, it is crucial for students and their families to consider how they pay for their higher education. College savings accounts, grants and scholarships, and financial aid often knock out a portion of the bi

Source: LendEDU’s College Risk-Reward (CRRI) Indicator 2017 – Lendedu

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Feb 272015
 

By Sebastian Anthony at ArsTechnica.com…

This week at the 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Intel will provide an update on its new 10nm manufacturing process and new research on how it’s maintaining the march of Moore’s law to 7nm and beyond. The first chips based on Intel’s new 10nm process are expected in late 2016/early 2017, and the company says it’s hoping to avoid the delays that haunted the belabored release of 14nm Broadwell. To hit 7nm, Intel says new materials will be required—as in, it looks like 10nm will finally be the end of the road for silicon. The most likely replacement for silicon is a III-V semiconductor such as indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), though Intel hasn’t provided any specific details yet.

via Intel forges ahead to 10nm, will move away from silicon at 7nm | Ars Technica.

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Nov 142014
 

From Business Wire…

Survey Reveals the iGeneration Wants Personalized Communications on Multiple Platforms during the College Admissions and Enrollment Process to Make Informed Decisions

via Class of 2020 Wants Colleges and Universities to Ditch Email, Viewbooks and Non-Personalized Communications | Business Wire.

 Posted by at 8:19 am
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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