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Harvard Researchers Under Fire for Snapping Student Pix without Letting Them Know

When does a university need to inform its students that they may be photographed for the purposes of research without letting them know first? Harvard University is working through that question now in the wake of admissions that cameras were secretly set up in some classrooms by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching as part of a research study.

Carnegie Mellon Gives Privacy Grade to Android Apps

Google Maps gets an A. The free version of Angry Birds gets a C. And My ABCs by BabyBus gets a D. The letters assigned to each of these Android apps are grades, and while A is great, D means failure — in privacy, that is.

Ontario Online Will Expand Access to Courses for Province's Students

Plans are moving ahead for Ontario Online to become available to almost all of the province's college students in fall 2015.

Keiser U Implements Expands Desktop Virtualization in Computer Labs

Keiser University, a private institution in Florida, has expanded its implementation of virtual desktops in its computer labs.



Stanford Takes New Executive Innovation Training Program Online

Stanford University, which has long been in the business of training industry leaders, is offering a new online model for its executive learning programs.

Northwest Nazarene Goes to Cloud To Manage Enrollment Growth

Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID, will phase in a new cloud-based constituent relationship management system (CRM) to help with its fast-moving enrollment growth.

BenQ Rolls Out Dual-Side, Bar-Type and Transparent Digital Signage Displays

BenQ America is shipping 10 new digital signage models that provide flexibility for narrow spaces, interactivity and front-and-back imaging capabilities.

Online Learning Consortium To Host Distance Learning Discussions

The Online Learning Consortium will host a series of Google Hangouts next week, November 10-14, in honor of National Distance Learning Week.

Cornell Proposes 10-Acre Solar Farm

Cornell University plans to build its second large-scale solar farm, this one on university property in Seneca, NY, to provide electricity for its New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY.

U Minnesota Sues Wireless Leaders for 4G LTE Patent Infringement

The University of Minnesota is suing the four largest wireless service providers in this country, accusing them of infringing on several university patents.