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  • 2013 Innovators Awards

    The 2013 Campus Technology Innovators awards honor IT leaders who have deployed extraordinary technology solutions to meet campus challenges.

  • SJSU Takes a 'Breather' from MOOC Project

    San Jose State University (SJSU) is taking "a short breather" from its ground-breaking experiment with for-credit massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs, the school disclosed this week. But university representatives insisted that this break is part of the plan and not a reaction to preliminary findings indicating that some students didn't do as well in the unsupervised online courses as they might have done in traditional courses.

  • UC Berkeley Android App Uses Phone's Idle Computing Power for Scientific Research

    The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) project has released an Android app that lets users donate their smart phone's idle computing power to scientific research.

  • Study Links Educational Attainment with Mortality

    People over age 25 who have a college degree live an average of a decade longer than high-school dropouts, according to a new report from the Population Reference Bureau.



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