News Update :: Tuesday, May 2, 2006


Michigan to Require High School Grads Earn Online Credits

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed legislation that would add the completion of an online course to the state’s requirements for a high school diploma. The rule is part of a legislative package, signed by the governor last month, to revamp the state’s high school graduation requirements...

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Profs Campaign to Bridge Faculty Digital Divide

Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have proposed that the university provide a baseline computing standard for all faculty and instructors to correct what they see as a “digital divide” on campus between science and liberal arts professors...

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Missouri State Frosh Take New Computer Skills Assessment

Students at Missouri State University are taking the Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy assessment, which is now part of the university's required general education "Computers for Learning" class...

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Blackboard 7 Update Gives Administrators Flexibility

Blackboard Inc. has offered Application Pack 1 for Blackboard Release 7. The pack is described as a vehicle for smaller, more manageable software updates without a major upgrade...

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Social Networking Software for Cell Phones

Virtual Communication Expression & Lifestyle, a small startup firm, unveiled VcellVibes, a social networking service for cell phones...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Berkeley Prof to Join National Academy of Sciences

David Patterson, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley and president of the Association for Computing Machinery, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)...

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Cornell Discounts Online Exec Development to Government

Cornell University is offering discounts to federal, state, and local government employees interested in taking its online professional development programs...

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