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News Update :: Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Consensus: Podcasting Has No 'Inherent' Pedagogic Value
A bevy of recent studies on students' experience listening to recorded lectures via podcasts confirms what many lecturers already know: that the pedagogical value of podcasts depends almost entirely on student motivation and the learning "context" of the application....
Indiana U To Back Up State Government Data Center
Indiana University has signed an agreement to provide its home state government with back-up data center services. Representatives from the Indiana Office of Technology and IU said the deal will give the state a hot site that will enable IOT to continue operations for critical IT services should its primary center in Indianapolis become unavailable....
Duke, UNC Invent Service-Oriented Architecture Game
IBM is using "serious game" technology developed by graduate students at Duke University and the University of North Carolina to help explain the concept of service-oriented architecture to potential customers....
California Enlists Higher Ed Hackers To Test Voting Machines
A team of technology professors, computer security experts, and computer hackers last week met to hack into three electronic voting machines that will be used in California's first February presidential primary next year....
CMU Hosts Gulf Meeting to Seed Arabic Language Tech
Information technology researchers and executives from around the Middle East convened in Qatar recently to participate in an "Arabic Search Engine Workshop" hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ)....
IBM, Indian Universities Develop Curriculum for 'Service Scientists'
IBM Corp. has cut a series of curriculum development deals with Indian universities designed to train students in the field of "service science," skills associated with the burgeoning market for offshore technical services and support....
U Alberta Researchers Pit AI Program Against Card Sharks
A team of computer science researchers at the University of Alberta are pitting Polaris, their poker-playing computer program, against two of the best Texas Hold 'em card players in the hemisphere. The purse is $50,000 in the 2,000-hand match between card sharks Phil Laak and Ali Eslami and the Alberta team, led by Jonathan Schaeffer....
Towson, Commerce Dept. Cooperate on Online Courses
Maryland's Towson University has formed a partnership with the United States Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service to offer U.S. government employees discounts on Towson's professional online education programs....

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