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  • 10 Rules of Teaching in this Century

    We've been predicting a technology revolution for decades, and actually, it happened 5 years ago. We are now past the tipping point. As the revolution gathers momentum, many higher education institutions are clean-sheet redesigning teaching, learning, assessment, and career development. The 10 rules in this article suggest the depth of change that's occurring on campus.


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  • Virginia State Moves to Digital Textbooks in Business Program

    Virginia State University recently purchased a digital site license for textbooks from Flat World Knowledge to be used in business courses. In place of traditional textbooks, students enrolled in the university's School of Business will be using the alternative publisher's books in digital formats.

  • U Texas San Antonio Opens Bookless Library

    The University of Texas at San Antonio may be able to claim a first: The recently opened Applied Engineering and Technology Library has no printed books in its collections--not a single one, other than those brought in by students and faculty.

  • iPad Pilot Launches in Texas University MBA Program

    The University of the Incarnate Word is running an Apple iPad pilot at its San Antonio campus this fall. The university's School of Business and Administration is trying out the tablet devices in an international business course for students pursuing their master's degrees in business.

  • New Community Founded To Help Schools Exploit Open Source

    Jasig, a consortium that sponsors open source projects for higher education, has started a new community of practice explicitly focused on helping institutions understand how to exploit open source software.

  • National University System Renews Partnership with Pearson LearningStudio

    A company affiliated with National University and other institutions within the National University System has extended a contract to continue its use of Pearson's Web-based learning management system for an additional five years.

  • Cengage Launches Supplemental Learning System with 'Engagement Tracker'

    Education solutions provider Cengage has introduced CourseMate, a multi-component supplemental learning system geared toward trade and professional courses at the higher education level.

  • AutoCAD Back on the Mac, This Time Free for Ed

    AutoCAD is coming back to the Mac, and this time it will be free. The archetypal computer aided drafting program from Autodesk, which for more than a decade has been available only on Windows operating systems, will ship this fall for Mac OS X, along with mobile editions for Apple's iOS devices--iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The new Mac edition will be free for students and teachers through Autodesk's Education Community.

  • Palm Updates webOS, Releases SDK

    Palm has unveiled the next generation of its mobile OS platform--webOS 2.0--and made the SDK available via the SDK Early Access Program.