education

With cloud, Jenzabar brings new simplicity to higher education

Today’s college students are digital natives, so they naturally expect their higher education experience to involve fast and convenient tools and processes. However, many student information systems delivered at colleges and universities are constrained by inefficient, rigid on-premises systems. At Jenzabar, we translate advances in technology into advances in educational opportunities. With this objective in mind, […]

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Watson Analytics help Southern Connecticut State University improve student success

What are the determining factors of student success? Southern Connecticut State University turned to IBM Watson Analytics Professional to find out what really is most important for keeping students on the path to graduation. A 10-year data analysis found that campus experiences played the biggest role in whether students remained at a university, transferred elsewhere […]

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IBM leadership in cloud: Building on a legacy of excellence

The market for cognitive insights delivered via cloud to specific industries is estimated to grow to roughly $2 trillion by 2025. Given this huge opportunity, I’m not surprised that some IBM competitors are realigning their sales forces to target industry verticals. While there are several reasons why companies choose IBM over our competitors, we believe […]

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CreativeLive teaches millions of students worldwide with cloud video

When Yasmin Abdi discovered her love of photography, she was a Somali refugee in Saudi Arabia with little more than a dream. As Abdi came to realize her passion for capturing powerful images, she searched for ways to learn more about photography but had very limited access to formal education. When she found CreativeLive, Abdi […]

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Tackling worldwide education challenges in the cognitive era

A seemingly intractable problem facing countries across the world is the mismatch between the education of young people and employment. According, to the United Nations’ International Labor Organization, almost 75 million people ages 15-24 around the world, about 12.6 percent, are unemployed. High levels of youth unemployment and the shortage of critical work skills emphasize […]

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Cognitive for the greater good at the Watson Developer Conference

Three years ago, I decided to learn how to code. A large part of the reason why I decided to embark on a career in tech was to empower myself with the ability to create an application, thereby providing value to society. I was reminded once again why I chose to go down this route […]

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How the growth of software engineering is like the Industrial Revolution

This is the second in a series of three articles examining how a disciplined approach can help maximize the value of software innovations. Let’s consider the Industrial Revolution, a transformation to new manufacturing processes which lasted from 1760 to 1840, marking a turning point in history. Almost every aspect of daily life was affected. Average […]

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Moving to the cloud is strategic for education in India

Disruptive technologies have redefined how knowledge is created, disseminated and consumed. Gone are the days when learning was restricted within four walls of a classroom at fixed times. The education system has come a long way from classroom education to distance learning, eLearning and now personalized learning. The digital generation demands access to learning anytime, […]

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Survey: Educational tech using cloud computing improves student performance

A survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup found that 75% of college faculty members believe that educational technology—which includes cloud—is improving student outcomes. Nearly two-thirds of instructors (63%) said gains in student learning have justified institutional spending on various ed tech efforts. Though there was some disagreement among surveyed faculty about specific uses […]

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Teaching data and analytics skills with cognitive systems

Data and analytics skills are a growing need in IT and emerging data science practices. Forty-two percent of business leaders say data-driven insights will be a significant contributor to revenue over the next 3 years.* Educational institutions are embracing cognitive systems as a key component of their learning strategy to deliver better student and institutional […]

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Cloud gives university professors advantage in classroom

Co-authored by Francesco Pedulla Have you ever thought about how cloud computing could affect teaching at a university? As cloud solutions developers, we found ourselves discussing this topic at a recent social media workshop. In this post, we thought we’d share our ideas and experience. We’ll also show how we’ve implemented cloud solutions to solve common problems that […]

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Cloud computing goes to college

Higher education institutions face increasing challenges due to shrinking revenues, budget restrictions and limited funds for research and development. In line with the people, process and technology paradigm, many educational institutions are exploring various initiatives to address these challenges. Some are looking toward business transformation strategies and an ideological shift to enterprise culture to address […]

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