via ReadWriteWeb BitNami, Cloud.com and Zenoss have released the results of its 2011 Cloud Computing Outlook survey. You can request a copy of the report here. Only 20% respondents have no plans to develop a cloud computing strategy, but there was a clear preference for using dedicated hardware instead of public cloud infrastructure. Virtualization is very popular, and the biggest benefit respondents perceive in cloud computing was hardware savings. [Continue reading at ReadWriteWeb]
via Mashable Over the past decade or so, the Internet has become a huge source of information and education, especially for those who might be short on time, money or other resources. And it’s not just crowdsourced data collections like Wikipedia or single-topic blogs that encourage individual learning; huge corporations and nonprofits are making online education and virtual classrooms a very formal affair these days. [Continue reading at Mashable]
CampusCE is pleased to announce that the North Dakota University System (NDUS) with five community colleges, four regional universities and two research universities has chosen CampusCE to service their continuing education, and workforce training management needs. NDUS will utilize CampusCE’s PeopleSoft integration capabilities to provide a common reporting platform across the NDUS institutions.
TrainND, the workforce training arm of NDUS, whose mission is to enhance the ability of North Dakota business and industry to compete in the global market place, will be able to leverage the internet by providing the latest e-course delivery technology with the CampusCE ELATS platform. ELATS, the e-learning, assessment and tutoring system is designed to effectively deliver customizable content to key corporate accounts in a flexible, yet simple method that tracks learning through mid-course assessments & learning reinforcement tools.
CampusCE’s Amanda Gaffney and Loren Pace attended the Texas Administrators of Continuing Education conference. Held annually in Austin, TACE draws continuing education professionals from the entire state of Texas to discuss the challenges facing Continuing Education and Workforce Development.
As a platinum sponsor, CampusCE hosted a break out session, focusing on the difficulties and exciting opportunities of competition through the world wide web. CampusCE CEO, Loren Pace, discussed the basics. His Digital Marketing Essentials for Continuing Education which can be found at this link, lay a foundation for developing an effective e-marketing strategy.
CampusCE looks forward to attending TACE again in 2012.
CampusCE extends its scalable cloud solution to the Alumni Affairs Department of Kennesaw State University. CampusCE will provide the KSU Alumni Affairs Department with a registration software management solution that significantly extends its current system with a uniquely branded e-commerce interface. With the power of the CampusCE Education Management System, KSU Alumni Affairs will be able to manage student registrations, event management, online giving and a range of powerful reporting tools.
The Kennesaw State University Alumni Affairs Department has created an online community to connect the members of KSU alumni. It allows classmates to search for each other, post notes, participate in workshops, and utilize communication tools including e-cards. It facilitates participation in blogs, discussion groups, and photo galleries. To find out more about KSU Alumni Affairs visit community.kennesaw.edu
via The Seattle Times When it comes to cutting millions of dollars out of state community- and technical-college budgets this spring, perhaps the most vexing issue is that the very programs that could kick-start new careers won’t be available for all the students who want to enroll.
The Legislature last month sliced $84 million from the community- and technical-college budgets for the next biennium, while authorizing 12 percent-a-year tuition increases for the next two years.
Even before the cutbacks, classes at many of the state’s two-year schools had waitlists. Now, as the schools look for ways to trim further, it’s becoming likely that those waiting lists will grow still longer as classes are cut from the schedule. And some programs will be phased out altogether. [Continue reading at The Seattle Times]