Technology

College profs say smartphones can help low-income students have academic success

An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.

Autograder issues upset students at Berkeley

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Computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley, are frustrated with a malfunctioning autograding system.

Colleges rush to prepare for Amazon expansion

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As Amazon green-lights two new headquarters in New York and Northern Virginia, universities and colleges scramble to create a talent pipeline for tens of thousands of high-paying tech jobs.

In the spirit of open source, educators should collaborate -- even with rivals (opinion)

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

With acquisition, SNHU seeks pathway between K-12, college and work

The university and its large online division plan to create a "seamless pathway" between K-12, college and students’ first jobs.

A university uses its internal technology expertise to help other colleges go online

As an early adopter of online learning, Franklin University built a strong technology and content infrastructure -- which it is now deploying with other colleges that want to start or expand their own digital course offerings.

Purdue blocks access to Netflix, Hulu, Steam in four lecture halls

Purdue pilot program restricts access to sites such as Netflix and Hulu in specific lecture halls.

Meet the new kid on campus: Alexa

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As more universities give students voice-controlled Alexa devices, observers and critics ask why.

Moodle and Blackboard part ways amid shifting LMS landscape

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

Former Adrian College professor pleads guilty to hacking college email accounts

She's now an ex-professor. Adrian College's president, who had his emails downloaded, says he was targeted for reasons that remain unclear.

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