Technology

With fall pilot under way, Wake Forest U. joins 2U online course consortium

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After months on the fence, Wake Forest University joins 2U's Semester Online consortium just as its fall pilot gets under way, but initial student interest at some institutions has been tepid.

Wireless devices weigh down campus networks

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Smartphones, laptops, tablets -- students are bringing more and more wirelessly connected devices to college, causing major headaches for college and university CIOs.

Survey finds decline in the number of female chief information technology officers

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Survey finds shrinkage in already-small pool in information technology in higher ed.

Georgia Tech and Udacity roll out massive new low-cost degree program

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Georgia Tech and Udacity, a MOOC provider, team up to dramatically lower the cost of a computer science master's degree.

Competency-based education's newest form creates promise and questions

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Two new competency-based education programs up the ante for a potential disruption to higher education. How do they work?

Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology

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The Gates Foundation pulls together a diverse group of college leaders to dish on adaptive learning and funds new report on the emerging technology.

IT officials ponder Harvard's search of staff e-mail

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IT experts are troubled by Harvard's search of administrators' e-mail -- and wonder why the university didn't have policies to prevent what happened.

Carnegie Mellon's online efforts include spinoffs and subsidiaries but not MOOCs

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Carnegie Mellon doesn't want to give its courses away. It does want to promote new forms of instruction -- but only if they have business models.

 

More universities use drones for research, but privacy concerns remain

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As tension over drones is rising, so too is their use among academics. The unmanned vehicles' potential for research is huge, but privacy concerns remain.

Campus IT officials discuss Oxford's Google Docs block

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Oxford's decision to temporarily cut off access to a popular Google product because of security concerns generates discussion -- and some disagreement.
 

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