Information Technology

Pressing Beyond E-Books

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Technology, encouraging mass production and homogeneity, could appear a natural enemy to those who still celebrate regional idiosyncrasies. And the online bookstore, ideal for marketing e-books to a global audience, might seem to portend short shrift for regionally themed books that are more suited to a smaller, more local market.

New Option for Student Shoppers: E-Books

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8 college stores plan to offer electronic texts this fall, but will they sell?

Google's Small Nod to Publishers

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Google has made relatively few missteps during its phenomenally successful corporate life so far -- and its officials probably wouldn't characterize its announcement Friday that way.

The Spread of Legal Online Music

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More colleges offer students access to what they want to hear, but not all students want to stop file sharing.

Delivering on the Promise of Digital Data

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The technology has transformed research, but U.S. needs more coordinated policy, report says.

Blackboard, WebCT to Merge

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Combination of 2 leading e-learning platforms will dominate market, but some college officials fret about impact.

Blackboard vs....

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In buying WebCT, did course-management giant vanquish competition, or is open source the real competition?

Security Fears

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Survey of higher ed technology leaders finds that protecting networks is their top issue -- and that lapses have been widespread.

Beyond 'Toys, Travel and Food'

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Institutionally, most colleges have, in one way or another, embraced the use of technology in how they educate their students. Four in five colleges and universities use some form of content management system, and educational technologists are no longer unusual creatures on their campuses.

The Sounds of Stanford, via the iPod

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University will offer lectures and sports free to alums and the public, and course content to students, through Apple's music store.

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