D10 Conference–All Things Digital May 2012 coverage

D10 – AllThingsD.

“Since its debut in 2003, The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference has been breaking news, highlighting innovation, and bringing you straight-up, unvarnished conversations with the most influential figures in media and technology.

D is different from other conferences: no canned speeches, no marketing pitches, and no bull. Instead, creators and executive producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher put the industry’s top players to the test during unscripted conversations about the impact digital technology will have on our lives now and in the future. The results are unprecedented glimpses into the ideas and strategies of the industry’s most creative thinkers.

From May 29-31, 2012, D: All Things Digital celebrated a decade of D at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.”

Joint NMC/JISC wiki documents technology trends

JISC Observatory Project

“The process used to research and create the Technology Trends in UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016: An NMC Horizon Report Analysis is very much rooted in the methods used throughout the Horizon Project. All editions of the Horizon Report are produced using a carefully constructed process that is informed by both primary and secondary research. Dozens of technologies, meaningful trends, and critical challenges are examined for possible inclusion in the report for each edition. Every report draws on the considerable expertise of an internationally renowned Advisory Board that first considers a broad set of important emerging technologies, challenges, and trends, and then examines each of them in progressively more detail, reducing the set until the final listing of technologies, trends, and challenges is selected.

Much of the process takes place online, where it is captured and placed in the Horizon Project wiki. This wiki is intended to be a completely transparent window onto the work of the project, and contains the entire record of the research for each of the various editions.

The section of the wiki used for the 2011 Report can be found at http://jisc.wiki.nmc.org

“Who graduates from college, who doesn’t, and why it matters.”

College Completion: Graduation Rates and Data for 3,800 Colleges.
“College Completion is a microsite produced by The Chronicle of Higher Education with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to share data on completion rates in American higher education in a visually stimulating way. Our hope is that, as you browse around the site, you will find your own stories in the statistics and use the tools we provide to download data files; share charts through your own presentations; and comment, start conversations, or provide tips about this important topic.

This microsite is a tool to help you navigate a complex subject: which colleges do the best job of graduating their students. You can also benchmark institutions against their peers and find all the numbers you need to figure out why some colleges succeed while others fail. The site also offers plenty of links to resources for more information, as well as past and current news coverage of this topic.”

Funding the Innovation Union

Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

European Commission,2012.

“Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.”

A survey of hiring decision-makers: graduates not making the grade in workforce skills

Panel Discussion: Workforce Skills Reality Check.

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 2011

“On December 5, 2011, results of a survey commissioned by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) were released during a panel discussion at the National Press Club. The findings showed that many hiring decision-makers believe that the post-secondary education system could do a better job preparing students for the workplace. The study, conducted by FTI Consulting, surveyed 1,006 professionals who make hiring decisions representing various industries in the United States on whether job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the workplace.”