19 février 2017

Infected vending machines, light bulbs DDoS a university

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. IoT devices have become a favorite weapon of cybercriminals. Their generally substandard security -- and the sheer numbers of connected devices -- make them an enticing target. We've seen what a massive IoT botnet is capable of doing, but even a relatively small one can cause a significant amount of trouble. More...

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CampusLogic acquires Cegment

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree. More...

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18 février 2017

Will EdTech Learn Anything From Fitbit?

By Joshua Kim. Stock in the company that makes the Fitbit activity tracker has dropped by 70% since the company’s IPO in June of 2015. We learned today that Fitbit plans to lay off 6% of its workforce. Read more...

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Apollo Group Finalizes Sale for $1.14 Billion

HomeBy Paul Fain. As expected, a group of private investors have completed their $1.14 billion purchase of Apollo Education Group, the company announced Wednesday. Read more...

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17 février 2017

Canvas-Google integration

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Canvas, the Instructure learning management system, has announced an integration of Google into its product. Read more...

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VitalSource to Acquire Verba

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. VitalSource, which provides digital content delivery products and services, on Wednesday said it intends to acquire Verba, a San Francisco-based start-up. Read more...

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Elsevier Acquires 'Altmetrics' Provider

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Elsevier on Thursday said it has acquired Plum Analytics, a company that produces alternative metrics for tracking the impact of research, from the information services company EBSCO. Read more...

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30 janvier 2017

Business over-influences university research agenda

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "irishexaminer.com logo"By Niall Murray. Departing UCC president, Michael Murphy, welcomes funding from industry but worries it dictates research decisions, he tells Education Correspondent Niall Murray.
The business community has too much influence on Ireland’s research agenda, at the expense of non-scientific disciplines, the outgoing president of University College Cork, Michael Murphy, says. More...

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Les business schools, c’est aussi de la géopolitique

http://blog.educpros.fr/fiorina/wp-content/themes/longbeach_jfiorina/longbeach/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Jean-François Fiorina. Nous sommes dans le dur : Brexit assumé, investiture de Trump, montée en puissance de la Russie (je reviens du Gaidars Forum, le Davos russe), confirmation des ambitions chinoises, iraniennes… Les nouveaux acteurs de la géopolitique mondiale préparent leurs scénarios. Faut-il s’en effrayer ? Non. Ce sont des faits, il faut s’y adapter. Voir l'article...

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28 janvier 2017

Higher ed business leaders say this is critical for 2017

eCampus NewsBy Cherron Hoppes. Here’s a striking statistic: while most Chief Business Officers (CBOs) believe higher education is in the midst of a financial crisis, these CBOs are less likely to outsource than they are to revise tenure policies and promote early retirement for faculty, according to the 2016 Survey of College and University Business Officers. More...

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