Grading Students in the Cloud One of the most common characteristics of new cloud computing-driven innovations in education has been the transmission of traditional academic practices (tutoring, assignment collection, extra help meetings, etc.) into the new platforms and opportunities made available by the cloud. While it is easy to get swept up in the more interesting or flashy education innovations, the best new tools available to teachers by way of cloud computing are mostly 21st century versions of traditional practice in the classroom. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that one of the newest and most
The Cloud Comes To Research Papers Advances in cloud computing have been grabbing headlines and exciting tech lovers more and more frequently over the past few years. But much of the focus on advances in cloud computing has centered in the corporate sector (data sharing and storage capabilities, information processing systems) or in the entertainment sector (streaming music and video services et al.). While these areas do command the majority of the attention when it comes to what’s innovative in cloud computing these days, one area that is seeing a rapid influx of cloud computing is the high school classroom.
Cloud Infographic: What Is The Employee Engagement Crisis? There has been lots of discussion with regards to BYOD over the past year. On one side you have concerns surrounding security and compliance in the workplace and on the other side, the positives it presents by establishing a higher level of employee satisfaction. So there is a wide gap between the two sides, and its going to take some work to meet in the middle. Workers Prefer Their Own Tools Employees cite several reasons they prefer to use their personal devices at work. 41% said that clients often contacted them using
Cloud Infographic: The Amazing Cloud ATM One of the more entertaining and colorful infographics brought to out attention by CA Technologies. The research has been conducted with 542 IT leaders from around the world. Infographic Credit: CA Technologies
Top 5 Reasons To Rename DROPBOX #5: Too cutesy and meaningful. A lot of research has been done proving that names with hard consonant sounds that mean nothing and are easy to pronounce are winners. How do you think Google has made it this far? Dropbox contains ALL soft sounds, it actually means something, and it’s just too cute. They should have just figured out the phonetic equivalent of a cat coughing up a hairball and gone with that. Creccqt works for me…”I didn’t email it, the file was way too big. I put it in your Creccqt instead.” #4:
What Web Access Means to Students For decades, students have been feeling pressure to succeed earlier and earlier in their academic careers. It is also considered a universal truth that academic success is a key stepping stone in breaking the cycle of poverty. Although upper-middle class and “rich kids” naturally enjoy access to more educational resources, the public library has always been an equalizing factor. In recent years the Internet has largely replaced the brick and mortar library as an educational resource. The Internet is The New Library, Where Ever You Can Find It As the Internet becomes a more
Achieving Competitive Differentiation Through Agility With cloud-based agile software development, organizations can respond to fast-changing needs at the speed their business demands. Organizations are finding that a cloud-based platform for agile software development provides the speed and flexibility they need to respond to opportunities and market changes. But this will not happen overnight. To support cloud adoption, enterprise cloud development (ECD) platforms can provide a secure path for managing development and deployment in a hybrid cloud environment. This research report highlights how organizations are implementing and benefiting from cloud-based agile software development. In today’s competitive business landscape, a convergence of
New Crystallization Technique To Slash Cloud Computing Costs Researchers specialized in material science and organic chemistry have unveiled an inexpensive process to obtain elongated crystalline elements possessing enviable characteristics. This was accomplished by the use of two tiny organic molecules exhibiting strong mutual affinity which leads them to assemble autonomously into a structured lattice, the condition for a material to be rendered ferroelectric. The process makes use of readily available and inexpensive raw materials, making it suitable for next-generation, high-end technological applications. The end product, the crystals, is produced quickly and is definitely resourceful. This crystal seeding process is in