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  • Survey: IT and Academics Don't Work Together Much

    Campus IT is a disjointed effort at most campuses. For example, in more than four out of five colleges and universities, IT professionals report that they do not regularly develop joint plans with academic departments for IT initiatives. These are some of the results that came out of a survey of 152 higher ed IT people in June by MeriTalk, a government-focused Web site.


  • U Penn xLAB Lets Students Develop New Entertainment Experiences

    Imagine a show that responds when children place their action figures in front of the television in order to see their favorite characters. When something happens on the broadcast (like a superhero getting knocked down), the action figure reflects that by falling over too. Or what about a room that flashes in team colors when your football team scores a goal or a yoga mat that displays where to place hands and feet and then restarts a video once you're in the right position?

  • Online Ed Leaders Named to 2014 OLC Class of Fellows

    Seven new higher ed leaders have joined the ranks of the Fellows of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium).

  • Encryption and Secure Clouds Receive NSF Security Funding

    The National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has issued two multi-million dollar awards for multi-institutional projects in cybersecurity.


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