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Security of Cloud Services

Using the cloud …… but is it secure?

When exploring and demonstrating the use of cloud based technologies such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote in my workshops, a question is generally asked in relation to security. This recent infographic provides a good overview of the security of cloud services.
NJIT New Jersey Institute of Technology – Online MSCS This is an external link

For more information on the background to this infographic see http://computerscience.online.njit.edu/resources/infographics/security-of-cloud-services/ This is an external link

 

Stephen

Posted on: December 21, 2014, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized

Infographic: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

The Digital Age Is Rapidly Changing Everything

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

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Stephen

Posted on: December 21, 2014, 6:51 am Category: Uncategorized

Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions

“Library directors at liberal arts institutions are losing their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over the future of the academic library.”
“Several library directors at liberal arts institutions have lost their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over how much — and how fast — the academic library should change.None of the dismissals, resignations or retirements are identical. Some have resulted from arguments over funding; others from debates about decision-making processes or ongoing personal strife. One common trend, however, is that several of the library directors who have left their jobs in recent years have done so after long-term disputes with other groups on campus about how the academic library should change to better serve students and faculty.

The disputes highlight the growing pains of institutions and their members suddenly challenged to redefine themselves after centuries of serving as gateways and gatekeepers to knowledge.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 21, 2014, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

What’s Next for E-Textbooks?

What’s Next for E-Textbooks?

Technology is moving the digital textbook from print look-alike to next-generation learning platform.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/12/03/whats-next-for-e-textbooks.aspx

“The digital textbook of tomorrow probably doesn’t look like a book at all. Imagine, instead, an online service that remixes itself on the fly for consumption via any device, with concepts tailored to a specific student’s knowledge gaps and learning style — and examples and problems updated to immerse the learner in timely, compelling content.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized

The State of eBooks: INFOGRAPHIC

The State of eBooks: INFOGRAPHIC

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Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

AAP Reports Publisher Revenues up 5% in First 3 Quarters of 2014

AAP Reports Publisher Revenues up 5% in First 3 Quarters of 2014

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/12/15/aap-reports-publisher-revenues-5-first-3-quarters-2014/

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“In terms of formats, ebooks were up, hardbacks were down, and paperbacks were up. Total ebook revenues increased by 5.6% over 2013 (to $1.2 billion from $1.13 billion), while hardback sales dropped by just under a percent. Paperback sales saw similar healthy growth, increasing by 4.1% (to $1.51 billion from $1.45 billion).

The AAP also shared the tidbit that downloaded audiobook revenues continue to outpace the market, growing by 27.0% growth over the same period in 2013.

And in terms of the overall revenues reported by the 1,209 publishers, the AAP said that publishing is healthy thus far in 2014. Revenues were up 4.9% in all categories (Trade, K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, University Presses, etc.)”

Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

Students’ Opinions on Challenging Coursework

Students’ Opinions on Challenging Coursework

http://blog.cengage.com/students-opinions-challenging-coursework/

How challenging do students find their courses?

Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized