Selected Articles: David Nagel

David Nagel, Campus Technology and THE Journal
David Nagel is the executive producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. The articles listed below represent a sampling of his recent work. To find the 1,000 most recent articles by David, please use our online search tool.


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One-Seventh of the World's Population Got a Smart Phone Last Year

In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.

Internet2 Extends Reach to Smaller Colleges and Universities

Internet2 is broadening its support to include smaller colleges and universities that are not necessarily research institutions but that nevertheless have "notable research projects and cyberinfrastructure needs."

Yale Admits Error in Handling Student Site Takedown, Stands by Decision

Denying that it violated its students' free speech rights, Yale is standing by its decision to block a student site that offered an alternative to the university's own course planning tool. But Mary Miller, dean of Yale College, has admitted that the incident could have been handled better.

Feds Call on Universities for Ideas for 'Experimental Sites,' New Learning Technologies

The Obama administration is asking colleges and universities for new ideas related to college affordability and technologies to advance student learning at all levels.

OpenStax Releases 6th Free Textbook

OpenStax College, a nonprofit organization operating out of Rice University, has released its sixth free textbook in electronic format: Introductory Statistics.

UCSD Supercomputing Center Builds Raspberry Pi Linux Cluster for Education

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a Linux cluster around Raspberry Pi devices as part of an effort to help kids and adults learn about parallel computing.

Snapshot: Federal Higher Ed R&D Spending by Agency

Federal funding for university research and development has fallen off for the first time since 1974. Two agencies accounted for the decline.

Businesses and Nonprofits Increase Higher Ed R&D Spending as Federal and State Contributions Decline

Businesses and nonprofit organizations increased their contributions to higher education R&D in fiscal 2012 while state and federal contributions dipped.

Moodle 2.6 Released

Following six months of development, Moodle HQ has released a major update to the open source learning management system Moodle.

Report: Universities Anticipate 'Devastating Impact' of Sustained Cuts to Research Funding

Across-the-board cuts in federal spending have already had "immediate, detrimental effects" on research universities, including losses in personnel, a diminished capacity for purchasing equipment, a drop in productivity and cuts to research programs. And it's having a serious, negative impact on students as well, according to a new report.