IT Trends :: Thursday, September 28, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Yale University to Post Courses on Web for Free

Yale said it will offer digital videos of some courses on the Internet for free, along with transcripts in several languages. But, they’re not going “whole hog,” estimating that in the fall of 2007, seven courses will post videos, syllabi, and transcripts online for anyone to access. So anyone who wants to learn about “Introduction to the Old Testament,” “Fundamentals of Physics,” and “Introduction to Political Philosophy” is in luck…

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Georgia Institute of Technology Dresses Up Its Computer Science Major

A major curriculum change using what is called “threads” has been unveiled by the Georgia Institute of Technology as an answer to declining major enrollments and the understanding that “the one size fits all approach to computer science just isn’t working anymore.” Students will choose two of eight possible instructional “threads” and will also track themselves by “role” in their first year enrolled…

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