News Update :: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

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Berners-Lee Lectures Congress on U.S. Digital Future
World-wide Web "inventor" Tim Berners-Lee made a rare public appearance last week to talk to federal legislators about the "digital future of the United States."...
University Presses Offer Soft Focus on Open Access Issue
The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) released a statement last week outlining its perspective on the controversial issue of free or "open" access to scholarly literature, including scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journal articles....
PickaProf Lets Profs Evaluate Comments From Students
A social website that helps students evaluate prospective professors will now let professors express their opinions about the reviews....
Google 101 Courses: From Hardcore to High Concept
Last week we reported that the University of Washington was offering an introductory course on Google programming developed by a Google employee who was dissatisfied with the quality of computer science learning arriving with the company's latest college recruits....
College Coders Ramp Up for Programming Olympiad
The best college programmers in the world are getting ready to compete at the 31st World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest, which will take place in Tokyo March 12-16....
Black Colleges Study Distance Learning Patterns
A recent survey by the Digital Learning Lab at Howard University shows that 40 of 103 historically black colleges and universities are offering distance courses this year, up from 29 a year ago....
Ex-UC Online Official Accused of Embezzlement
The former program director of a University of California office that manages online learning turned himself into police after a Santa Cruz County superior court judge issued a warrant for his arrest, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported....
RPI, Law School Team to Offer Degrees in Tech Business Law
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has joined forces with a local law school--Albany Law School--to jointly offer two master degree programs in the fall of 2007 that focus on the legal underpinnings of technology development, incubation, and intellectual property....

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