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IT Trends :: Thursday, June 21, 2007


Campus IT Collaboration Evolves
By Terry Calhoun

Are folks in higher education inherently more collaborative than people elsewhere? As someone who has spent most of his adult life in and around the Academy and views higher education as a good thing, and as someone who views collaboration as a good thing, my "working conclusion" default is that people in higher education are indeed inherently more collaborative than others. On the other hand....

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UT Puts Force10 Switch at Heart of Physics Research
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Case Study: Web-Based Learning at Dalhousie U
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