26. November 2010
Distance-learning organization says that despite successes, stakeholders still must advocate for online learning programs
Students must have reliable broadband access if they are to take advantage of 21st-century online education programs that can increase their access to educational opportunities, according to a new report from the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
The report, Enabled by Broadband, Education Enters a New Frontier, highlights success and growth in online education programs across the country. It also outlines the need for increased broadband access and suggests policy measures to ensure that barriers to continued growth in online learning are removed.
13. November 2010
Eine von Microsoft gesponserte Studie bestätigt, was viele IT-Firmen schon länger behaupten: Cloud-Computing ist energieeffizienter als der Betrieb lokaler Rechenzentren. Accenture und das Beratungsunternehmen WSP Energy & Environment kommen darin zu dem Ergebnis, dass gehostete Lösungen 30 bis 90 Prozent weniger Strom benötigen als lokale.
29. Oktober 2010
Purdue University will be one of the early recipients of Verizon Wireless‘ rollout of a 4G network starting this year. This fourth generation data network, which is using Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, is expected to provide four to 10 times the transmission speeds currently available in 3G networks.
21. Oktober 2010
Four decades after it hosted the first message to be sent out over the Internet in 1969, the University of California, Los Angeles will be managing a joint institutional research project to lay out the framework for a new Internet. This time, however, the computer scientists and networking experts will be joined by theater arts and film people. The project is being funded through a $7.9 million research grant issued through the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.