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  • Time To Focus on Helping People Use Education Data

    Although states are doing a masterful job of accumulating data and integrating data sources to support education improvement, according to a new report, the next part of the job may be their toughest yet: teaching people how to use the data.

  • IBTA Updates InfiniBand Architecture Specification Volume 2

    The InfiniBand Trade Association has launched release 1.3 of the InfiniBand Architecture Specification Volume 2, which defines the InfiniBand input/output architecture for interconnecting servers, communications infrastructure equipment, storage, and embedded systems.

  • 10 Universities Team To Offer Cross-Institution Online Courses for Credit

    Ten universities from Brandeis and Duke to Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Washington University in St. Louis are pulling together to launch a new program that delivers credit-bearing online courses to students that may or may not be enrolled in their own institutions.

  • Utica College Adopts 'Low-Risk' E-Book Platform

    Utica College in New York is expanding its collection of electronic books using a system that allows the college to purchase only the e-books that library patrons actually use.

  • Fischer Offers Free Shibboleth Hosting to Higher Ed Organizations

    Fischer International Identity is offering free access to its cloud-based Shibboleth Identity Provider system for qualified higher education institutions.

  • An iPad for Your Thoughts

    Is there an IT issue in higher education that isn’t receiving the attention it deserves? Tell us about it and you could win a free iPad 2, courtesy of Adobe. To be eligible, submit your compelling story idea to by Dec. 15, using the subject line “iPad Please.” Campus Technology will award the iPad 2 to the entrant with the best concept and then cover the topic in a future issue. So, what’s on your mind?

  • Internet2 and Educause To Kick Off Electronic Content Pilot Project

    Internet2 and Educause have introduced a new electronic content pilot project for higher education targeted for a spring 2013 launch.

  • Mobile Campus 2.0 Puts LMS, SIS Data in Students' Hands

    Modo Labs has released a major update to its mobile campus portal platform. Mobile Campus 2.0 adds new functionality that allows institutions to bring data from learning management and student information systems to students' mobile devices through a single interface.

  • MOOC-Like Udemy Offers iPad App

    Udemy, a company that has more than 4,900 courses online, many of them for free, has launched an iPad app that allows students to view videos and related resources on their mobile devices.

  • Ohio University Moves to High-Capacity Wireless LAN

    Ohio University is deploying a new 802.11n wireless local area network (LAN) with 135 wireless access points to accommodate the explosion of mobile devices accessing the network.

  • Notre Dame Partners with Agilent for Wireless Research

    The University of Notre Dame's Wireless Institute will partner with Agilent Technologies to research and develop multiple-input, multiple-output wireless technologies.


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