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NJEDge.Net joins the New Jersey Big Data Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NJEDge. Net joins the New Jersey Big Data Alliance NEWARK, New Jersey, December 12, 2016 – NJEDge.Net has joined the New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA). “NJEDge.Net is well positioned to provide, as needed, data transport services across the state and among NJBDA members,” according to Dr. Ed Chapel, Senior Vice President and COO.  “The missions, goals and objectives of NJEDge.Net, New Jersey’s Research and Education Network, and the New Jersey Big Data Alliance are complementary in so many ways that our joining forces makes perfect sense.”

The NJBDA (http://njbda.weebly.com/) was established by the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development and the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute to catalyze the collaboration among New Jersey government, academia and industry that will enable all parties to address the significant and immediate challenges posed by the proliferation of data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data in a strategic and coordinated manner.  Its founding members are Kean University, Montclair State University, N.J. Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Stockton University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology and The College of New Jersey.  In building advanced computation capabilities and expertise, it strives to enable New Jersey businesses and higher education institutions to leverage, analyze and protect data-increasing in its competitiveness and thereby improving NJBDA’s ability to secure federal funding and driving innovation.

“NJEDge.Net is extremely pleased to be a participant in the New Jersey Big Data Alliance,” Dr. Samuel Conn, President and CEO of NJEDge.Net remarked.  “Big data and data analytics represent a critical component of how universities, government, and industry will innovate and achieve competitive advantage in the new century,”

The NJBDA brings together members from across the state with the overarching goals of identifying areas of..
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October 7th, 2016|

The 2016 NJEDge Annual Conference was a resounding success

August 15th, 2016|
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    Finding Our Voice: Instructional Designers in Higher Education

Finding Our Voice: Instructional Designers in Higher Education

NJEDge.Net held its first instructional design workshop last summer. We are a member-driven organization which provides opportunities for professional development for our members and with our members.  Sandra L. Miller, deputy CIO and director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University, and Gayle Stein,associate director for Instructional Technology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  and Sheri Prupis, NJEDge’s Vice President of Academic and Community Engagement, planned an event where instructional designers, technologists, faculty and professional staff participate in an intense workshop. The workshop was led by Drs. Stein and Miller, sponsored by NJEDge and hosted at Rutgers.

Based on the input from participants of the workshop and their recent research on instructional designers/technologists in higher education, Drs. Miller and Stein collaborated on a write-up of their findings, and on February 8th, Educause Review published their article in its Why IT Matters in Higher Education section.  The write-up explains what exactly is it that Instructional Designers/Technologists do? It discusses skill sets, pedagogy, and teaching innovations.
February 18th, 2016|

NJEDge’s video conferencing choice, Vidyo, has just been endorsed by Gartner

On January 11th Vidyo announced that they have been positioned by Gartner as a “Visionary” in the Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing,

February 1st, 2016|

2015 Annual Conference Poster Winners

Congratulations to Robert Torres, Berkeley College, and Mary Balkun, Seton Hall University. They have both won the first prize award for their poster presentations.

December 21st, 2015|

Bloomfield Updates Wireless Infrastructure

“Jim and Bruce always made time for Bloomfield. I commend them highly for helping us out.” – Laszlo Marshall, IT Administrator

October 27th, 2015|