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  • Majority of Scottish science academics will vote 'no' in referendum

    A sizable majority of Scottish academics working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects plan to vote ‘no' in this week's referendum citing worries over future UK research funding, a poll for the Times Higher Education has found.

    Written by John E. Dunn17 Sept. 14 19:25
  • Lessons on millennials and mobility

    What trends and practices are happening in education and banking that other industries will be facing when this new generation dominates the workforce in the not so distant future?

    Written by Divina Paredes06 Aug. 14 06:22
  • Photo Gallery: CIO roundtable on 'Preparing for Generation Mobile'

    Today’s business leaders are cognisant of the need to prepare the workplace for the next generation of staff who are adept at using collaborative and disruptive technologies. But ICT executives in the education sector are already working with this group. They share their insights in a recent CIO roundtable discussion on ‘the next phase of mobility’ held in conjunction with Samsung.

    Written by Divina Paredes12 July 14 12:00
  • CIO Executive Council launches Pathways Express

    The CIO Executive Council has launched Pathways Express, a one-day intensive learning and development program for organisations that want to improve the business acumen of their senior ICT executives.

    Written by CIO Staff24 June 14 16:38
  • FCC proposes $1B per year for Wi-Fi in schools

    U.S. schools could get a cool billion to set up Wi-Fi networks to connect more than 10 million more students by the 2015-2016 school year under a new FCC proposal.

    Written by Stephen Lawson21 June 14 06:21
  • In Pictures: Most popular mobile apps in 6 key industries

    Some industries adopt technology more quickly than others, but even the most careful and slowest-moving industries have bought into the value of mobile apps. Here are the top 10 apps in each of six major industries.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige06 June 14 08:42
  • Bing for schools out of pilot stage, promises ad-free search

    Microsoft is throwing open an advertisement-free version of its Bing search engine to all eligible kindergarten to 12th grade schools in the U.S., after completing the pilot stage of this program that was first run in five large public school districts.

    Written by John Ribeiro23 April 14 17:42
  • MIT debuts online Big Data course for tech pros

    Want to learn more about Big Data? MIT is taking on the buzzy topic in an online course designed for tech pros. Tackling the Challenges of Big Data runs from March 4 to April 1 and costs $495.

    Written by Ann Bednarz09 Jan. 14 21:07
  • iPads in schools: The right way to do it

    This was supposed to be the year of the iPad's crowning triumph in education--its adoption by and distribution throughout the nation's second-largest school district, Los Angeles. Events haven't quite turned out as planned.

    Written by Joel Mathis22 Nov. 13 14:15
  • Many organizations struggle to define mobile work/play boundaries

    The K-12 private education Paideia School in Atlanta now hands out about 550 Apple iPads each year to students for classroom teaching and homework purposes. And while students love them, some parents are now pressing the IT department to restrict use of apps on the devices because they think there's too much game-playing.

    Written by Ellen Messmer21 Nov. 13 22:27