IT Trends :: Thursday, August 31, 2006

New Technology

Bookstore Rush Remains in Online World

There are still lines, and they still run out of things you need to have which, by the way, cost way too much money anyway. The good news is that you can pre-order a book online to pick up at the bookstore down the street. With individual texts costing as much as $150, students turn to Web sites such as and others, buying used books directly from other students…

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Toplikar: Students Steering Clear of E-Books

Parents would like to see the dollar cost come down, and with e-books costing 50 percent of the printed versions, they have hope – until their students decide they really want print after all. Then comes the dull ache in the wallet…

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University of Kansas to Increase Wireless Internet Access

Is it everywhere yet? Denise Stephens, vice provost for information services and chief information officer at the University of Kansas says, “It’s now a basic service. It’s no longer what you would think of as out on the edge or cutting-edge.” Plans are in the works on how and where to boost Internet access, but the top priorities would be classrooms, student labs, and meeting rooms…

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Computer Glitches Frustrate Some University Students in North Dakota

The PeopleSoft ConnectND software serving 11 campuses reportedly “locked up” and some students, like North Dakota State University Student Association President Robert Haskins weren’t happy after wasting lots of online time. The problems happened when many students tried access their class schedules or drop and add classes…

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