News Update :: Tuesday, November 28, 2006


ETS: Undergrads Lack Sufficient Tech Literacy to Succeed

Most students do not have the technological literacy necessary to complete college-level assignments efficiently or successfully, according to a new assessment by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Despite the assumption that today’s college students are tech savvy, ETS said, many “lack the critical thinking skills to perform the kinds of information management and research tasks necessary for academic success.”...

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First OLPC Laptop Batch Rolls Off Chinese Assembly Line

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project, founded by the MIT Media Lab’s Nicolas Negroponte and other faculty to provide a laptop to every child in the world, announced that the first 1,000 “XO” low-cost laptops designed for the project had rolled off the assembly line at a manufacturing facility in Shanghai...

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U. Colorado to Offer Bachelor of Innovation Degrees

The University of Colorado Board of Regents approved a new family of degrees – Bachelors in Innovation – for students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The board approved recommendations by UCCS chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and CU president Hank Brown to offer what is believed to be the first degrees of their kind in the U.S...

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Start-Ups Beat Down Dorm Doors to Recruit Testers

Internet product and service start-ups are using college students like never before to help choose successful designs and marketing ploys for their new products, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...

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UNC Project Builds Robots to Attract Students into Science

The University of North Carolina’s NC-MSEN (North Carolina Mathematics and the Science Education Network) has formed a partnership with the North Carolina Technology Association use robotics to reverse the low percentages of middle school students who say they want to purse college majors in the sciences...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Duke Picks Elluminate Live! as Distance Learning Platform

After what it called a significant competitive analysis, Duke University picked Elluminate Live!, a platform for distance education and academic collaboration, to enhance the online experience of its remote students...

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Stanford Seeks Best High Performance Computing Pieces

Stanford University selected a Cisco 7008 Infiniband Server Fabric Switch as the inter-switching price-performance leader for its High Performance Computing Center. The Center sought to pick best of breed components for various functional pieces of the high performance computing process...

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