News Update :: Tuesday, February 27, 2007

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D2L Debuts Desire2Learn Essentials
Software developer Desire2Learn is lowering the ante for campus-wide CMS/LMS adoption. The company today debuted a new version of its course and learning management system designed for small-size universities and colleges (those with fewer than 5,000 users), as well as e-learning programs....
U. Washington Hosts Course on the World of Google
The University of Washington is hosting a course about Google....
RPI Prof Develops Culture-Based Web Teaching Tools
An associate professor of science and technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created a suite of culturally-attuned Web-based applets to help students from different cultures more easily absorb computing and math teaching....
mtvU Lineup To Include Search for Fulbright Scholars
mtvU, MTV's college network, unveiled its campus programming lineup for Spring 2007, including a search for the first four mtvU Fulbright scholars and a series called "Best Film on Campus," to encourage collaboration among young filmmakers....
MIT Wants to Quell Student Hacker Felony Charges
MIT administrators are working with Middlesex County, MA district attorney's office to transfer the felony trials involving three students who were charged with trespassing in the MIT faculty club to an internal university disciplinary committee, "The Tech," a campus news service, reported....
Survey: Higher Ed Marketeers Fail To Use Popular Media
Despite the wave of social media such as FaceBook, blogs, and instant messaging invading higher ed campuses, fewer than 8 percent of higher-ed marketers use such alternative channels to reach prospective students, according to a recent survey by advertising and marketing firm Media Logic Inc....
First Woman Wins Turing Award, Nobel of Computing
The Association for Computing Machinery named Frances Allen the recipient of the 2006 A.M. Turing Award for a career full of contributions that it said "fundamentally improved the performance of computer programs in solving problems and accelerated the use of high-performance computing."...
India Proposes Network of Higher Ed IT Institutes
The government of India proposed to set up a series of institutes of science, technology, and IT in various parts of the country to help revitalize the higher education system....
Geeksta Rap: Comp-Sci MCs Now Earning 'Respeck'
In their spare time, computer science Ph.D. candidates and post-docs from around the higher education community are starting to get noticed for their forays into hip-hop music....
Correction: Ithaca College (Not Cornell) Examines Facebook
CT News Update mistakenly identified Cornell University as having formed a task force on the proper campus usage of the Facebook social media site. The committee was formed by Ithaca College. We apologize for the error. The mistake has been corrected in the CTNU archives....

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