Information Technology

Congress Ups Ante on File Sharing

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House members -- including leaders of education panel -- direct 19 colleges to report on their practices on illegal downloading.

'Customer Management,' From Classroom to Boardroom

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The competition to provide colleges and universities with institutionwide software to manage relationships with all of its constituents is heating up, and one player in the field is bringing in a big name in the higher education software industry to help it launch its new product and expand its reach.

Todd Gibby, a former senior executive at Blackboard, is moving to Intelliworks to become its new CEO as the company readies the next version of its customer relationship package aimed at the higher ed market.

Competing to Catch Plagiarizers

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Blackboard incorporates a plagiarism detection service into its software, posing potential challenge to Turnitin.

Competitive Acrobatics

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Button on new Adobe Reader lets users send PDFs to FedEx Kinko's for printing. Now college print shops say they are being squeezed out.

Is the iPhone Too Popular at Duke?

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The wireless network at the North Carolina university may have problems handling Apple's latest.

Moving Away From Social Security Numbers

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Colleges -- following a year in which many colleges saw student databases hacked -- continue switch to randomly assigned identification numbers.

When Threats Are Like Spam

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At least seven universities have received e-mailed bomb scares -- all hoaxes -- and the FBI is investigating whether they're connected.

Facelifts for the Facebook Generation

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Universities are starting to boost their online presence with Web 2.0 approaches, from blogs to more video -- and soon, maybe even social networking.

Students' 'Evolving' Use of Technology

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Stop the presses: Today's college students are using more technology than ever.

Office Hours: Coming to a Computer Near You

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The days of coming in to see the professor aren't over, but some courses at traditional colleges are experimenting with virtual office hours and help in real time.


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