Information Technology

No Laughing Matter

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Historically, cartoons are not a significant driver of communications and marketing strategy in higher education.

But one cartoon -- by Randall Munroe, whose popular Web comic is known as xkcd -- has resonated so strongly in higher ed circles that it has some marketing officials taking a hard look at what experts still believe to be their strongest marketing asset: the institutional website’s home page.

The Thinking LMS

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U. of Phoenix plans to 'hyper-personalize' learning experience for all 400,000 of its students by building an online learning platform that thinks.

Pausing for Investigation

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Utah authorities investigate allegations that public colleges rigged searches for lecture capture technology.

How Will Students Communicate?

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College technologists and e-mail providers say that, in the campus context, reports of the death of e-mail have been greatly exaggerated.

Blackboard's Next Phase

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Blackboard built its e-learning empire on its learning management system, trading legal blows with some competitors and gobbling up others as it raced to satisfy demand for a technology that had rapidly become de rigueur in higher education.

Full Court Press

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In latest chapter of a copyright battle, academic publishers outline strict standards for how much text they think professors can put on e-reserve before paying.

Improving Web Searches for Students

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Publishers look to help students who use mainstream search engines for research to find more reliable academic content on the open Web.

Heavy Streams

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As networks lurch under the weight of a boom in video streaming, a Cornell student petitions against tax on extraordinary bandwidth consumption.

A Back-Office Deal

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SunGard and Datatel announce merger that would create higher ed's largest data management vendor.

Resignation of Illinois technology administrator raises questions of centralization of IT

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Illinois decision to decouple IT chain of command from the academic one, and resignation of a displeased CIO, sparks debate on "centralized" technology.

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