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7 Things You Should Know About Grid Computing
January 15, 2006

Grid computing uses middleware to coordinate disparate IT resources across a network, allowing them to function as a virtual whole. The goal of a computing grid, like that of the electrical grid,…

7 Things You Should Know About Group Texting
December 12, 2012

Group texting is an easy means of sending one brief missive to many people by means of cell phone text messaging . Instructors create a group, or “cell,” for each class or learning tea…

7 Things You Should Know About Haptics
September 19, 2007

Haptics technologies provide force feedback to users about the physical properties and movements of virtual objects represented by a computer. Human-computer interaction is largely visual -- word…

7 Things You Should Know About Infographic Creation Tools
February 11, 2013

A new breed of tools is emerging that allow faster and easier creation of infographics , enabling users without deep skills in graphic design or the software that supports it. These …

7 Things You Should Know About Instant Messaging
November 15, 2005

Instant messaging (IM) is a form of online communication that allows real-time interaction through computers or mobile devices. Although typed text remains the primary convention for IM, the tech…

7 Things You Should Know About Institutional Self-Assessment
August 10, 2015

Institutions are increasingly being asked to demonstrate the value of IT investments. An institutional IT self-assessment frequently provides justification for existing or proposed projects a…

7 Things You Should Know About Intelligent Tutoring Systems
July 9, 2013

An intelligent tutoring system is computer software designed to simulate a human tutor’s behavior and guidance. Because these systems are able to interpret complex student responses and…

7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning
February 9, 2011

Applications designed for the iPad offer interactive content that takes advantage of touch-screen navigation. The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to …

7 Things You Should Know About IPAS
November 5, 2014

IPAS is an institutional capability to create shared ownership for educational progress by providing students, faculty , and staff with holistic information and services that …

7 Things You Should Know About Leading Academic Transformation
November 4, 2015

Higher education’s teaching and learning mission is under significant pressure, and colleges and universities are exploring a reorientation around learner success through new course models, lea…