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.


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.

Kno Bought Out by Intel

Intel has acquired Kno, the education software and e-textbook platform developer.

Khan Academy Gains J. Paul Getty Museum Education Resources

Through a partnership with Khan Academy, the J. Paul Getty Museum is expanding its open educational content program.

State R&D Funding Increases 11.3%, Dominated by Environment, Health

States spent $1.4 billion in research and development in the latest fiscal year for which there is information, an 11.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Academic institutions claimed the largest share of external expenditures.

Microsoft To Make Office 365 ProPlus Free for Students

Microsoft is making Office 365 ProPlus — the edition of Office that includes the desktop applications — free for students beginning Dec. 1.