Brain-wave sensors: The answer to student engagement?
March 14th, 2014

A Florida-based start-up firm called Nervanix is working on an idea that, if successful, could help educators find the “sweet spot” to effective teaching: maintaining active student engagement. What if…


Key ed-tech challenges ‘no longer about IT’
December 26th, 2013

The top challenges facing campus technology leaders today “are no longer about IT,” Casey Green, founding director of The Campus Computing Project, told attendees of the 2013 EDUCAUSE conference in…


eCN special report: Powering the mobile campus
December 2nd, 2013

Jordan Maynor, a freshman at Southern Illinois University (SIU), was one of 2,700 incoming students to get a tablet computer from the university when he set foot on campus this…


Device theft a growing concern on campus
October 24th, 2013

The theft of computing devices with confidential data on them is a growing concern for campus IT leaders, a national survey suggests. For the past five years, the percentage of…




A whole new game for internet search
August 10th, 2011

A quiet revolution has taken place in recent months, as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other internet gatekeepers have revised their search algorithms in an attempt to bring users more personalized…


Ending the ‘tyranny of the lecture’
July 29th, 2011

Speaking at an ed-tech conference July 27, Harvard professor Eric Mazur explained how he uses “peer instruction” to help his students engage in deeper learning than traditional lectures can provide—and…