Technology

IT is behind flattening of higher education's wage premium, study finds

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The wage gap between college degree holders and workers without a degree has not grown in recent years, and a new study says the culprit is information technology's displacement of "routine" jobs.

Rutgers faculty union urges faculty members to boycott new email system

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Faculty union at Rutgers urges members to avoid the university’s new email system in the name of academic freedom.

St. Norbert College's 'computerless' computer lab shows impact of BYOD in higher ed

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After realizing virtually all students bring their own laptops to campus, Wisconsin liberal arts college opened an unorthodox computer lab.

Pulse podcast features interview about Sway, Microsoft's new presentation software

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This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features a discussion with Jill Sitnick, a technology strategist at Microsoft, about Sway, the company’s new mobile graphic presentation tool.

Blackboard, Pearson join IBM's ecosystem to bring Watson technology to higher ed

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IBM picks Blackboard and Pearson to bring the technology behind the Watson computer to colleges and universities.

Advice to academics for creating and selling online courses (essay)

Kirsten Drickey provides some concrete advice for leveraging your teaching experience and subject matter expertise by teaching online courses beyond the academy.

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Teaching English and literature to students in the high-tech era

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Eric Farwell provides four ideas to help interest today’s students, who seem to want to read only increasingly shorter pieces, in English and literature courses.

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'Pulse' podcast features interview with leaders of Labster

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This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Mikkel Marfelt and Aaron Knox of Labster, which develops interactive laboratory simulations.

Educause releases strategic plan for a more personalized membership organization

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Diversity, collaboration, personalization and professional development are on the IT organization's five-year to-do list. Don't worry -- exhibit hall magicians aren't going away.

Who will win Educause's Pitch IT! Challenge?

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At technology conference, finalists in a competition to solve higher education's big issues focus on the need for all-in-one solutions. Who will win?

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