Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.6 percent increase from 2013, but it's the opportunities of a digital world that have IT leaders excited, according to Gartner, Inc.
Daniel Tan's insight:
the Beginning of a New Era: The Digital Industrial Economy?
AVNetwork : The way the University of Florida addressed lecture capture a decade ago wasn’t uncommon. Each college, department, and faculty member had their own system of manually recording and publishing online ..
The dramatic increase in online education, particularly Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), presents researchers, academics, administrators, learners, and policy makers with a range of questions as to the effectiveness of this format of teaching and learning. To date, the impact of MOOCs and emerging forms of digital learning has been largely disseminated through press releases and university reports, with only limited peer-reviewed research publication. The proliferation of MOOCs in higher education requires a concerted and urgent research agenda.
The MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) will fill this research gap by evaluating MOOCs and how they impact teaching, learning, and education in general.
An organization's decision to move IT to the cloud is daunting because it is a wholesale change in sourcing and delivery of solutions. However, most organizations are planning to shift select capabilities there, and many already have.
Daniel Tan's insight:
For higher education, cloud computing is meaningful for storage, messaging and compute power.
For K12, they are storage, conferencing and office suites.
Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning at the University of Texas System, writes that instead of arguing about whether MOOCs will stratify education or threaten tenure and job security for instructors,...
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