Download the Upgraded NYU VPN Software and Connect Securely en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:16:54 EST Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:16:54 EST 5 Geographic Information Systems: Mapping Data The availability of “big data,” allows us to capture and contextualize information, and then draw conclusions in ways that were never available in the past. We now have the tools to combine and analyze large, disparate data sets in order to make the data more useful. One very effective and popular way to do this is through Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:45:00 EDT Global Learning Innovation Helps Faculty Bring Technology to Classrooms The advent of educational technology has brought with it an onslaught of new resources and studies proving their effectiveness. Professors now know that they should be incorporating technology and media into their lessons, but figuring how to do that and which forms of media and/or technology to use can be quite daunting for someone whose expertise is in a completely different field of study. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT Innovation at the NYU Poly Prototyping Fund Showcase NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering (SoE) Prototyping Fund Showcase is a collaborative program offered by the Greenhouse at NYU Polytechnic SoE (sponsored by a VentureWell grant) and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. It's one of an increasing number of innovation showcases occurring across the University. Each semester, ten teams of students receive up to $500 to build a hardware or software prototype. Teams present their projects at the showcase and discuss what they learned through building and testing the prototypes, as well as what they plan to do next in the development process. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:00 EDT Digital Studio Brings Instructional Video Module Production to Faculty During the Fall 2014 semester, ITS Academic Technology Services, in coordination with the Library, launched a new service that supports faculty in the production of instructional video modules. The modules are produced in the Digital Studio, located on the 5th floor of Bobst Library, where instructional media and technology specialists are available to assist faculty with questions regarding the production and application of video to support teaching and learning objectives. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:30:00 EDT Connecting a Student's Academic Career with Learning Portfolio As part of an ongoing effort to provide a more manageable, consistent experience for NYU students and faculty around the world, the University has recently launched an initiative called Global Arch. The effort currently includes three projects aimed at supporting student and faculty activities across the University's many campuses. Among these projects is the Learning Portfolio, a service that will help students store and access their academic materials. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT