11 septembre 2018

eBay Mutes iTunes Song Auction

eBay Mutes iTunes Song Auction
George Hotelling's song auction, described here yesterday, has been pulled by eBay, which claims that the sale violates its terms of services. More...

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Stopping the Clock on College Tuition

Stopping the Clock on College Tuition
I could be wrong, but from where I sit it's a pretty safe bet that this plan is going to crash and burn, costing untold numbers of students their pre-paid tuition. The idea is that you pay for tuition now at today's rates, and receive your education later. More...

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Microsoft, City to Build School

Microsoft, City to Build School
Its last partnership with private enterprise, a much-maligned contract with Edison Schools, having failed, the City of Philadelphia is turning now to a partner with deeper pockets: Microsoft. More...

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Higher Education Loads up Students With Debt

Higher Education Loads up Students With Debt
More back-to-school related coverage of rising (and by now unreasonable) tuitions. "The average undergraduate debt has increased 66 percent, from $11,400 in 1997 to $18,900 in 2002, the survey found. Students attending graduate school borrowed an extra $31,700, up 51 percent (figures in $US)." And this is about as lame as one can get: "Education is very expensive," said Sandy Baum, an economics professor who is co-author of the Nellie Mae survey. More...

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Hack Attack Winners: Makers of Anti-virus, Worm Software

Hack Attack Winners: Makers of Anti-virus, Worm Software
A series of hack attacks, viruses, worms and barrages of spam have plagued the internet in recent months, bringing some services, such as email, to the brink of ruin. Trust the business community to see an upside. More...

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Blackboard Expands Reach in Deal to Set Up Chinese Colleges With Its Software

Blackboard Expands Reach in Deal to Set Up Chinese Colleges With Its Software
It was a banner day for Blackboard yesterday as the company reached a deal to provide software for the Chinese public-private education company Cernet, which in turn provides software for more than 1,000 universities in the People's Republic. More...

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Science of Learning Centers (SLC)

Science of Learning Centers (SLC)
This has been out for a while but I only heard of it today (happily, there's still two weeks before the deadline for funding). More...

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Sidebars

Sidebars
I haven't had time to read the articles in detail, but via Slashdot today came this link to Sidebars, a wonderful publication out of BCIT. I love the 'outside-in' and 'inside-out' theme for the articles. I had a quick look at a few of the articles and found them to be crisp, well written and informative. Have a look. More...

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About Stephen's Web

About Stephen's Web
I have revised, updated and greatly expanded the 'About' page for my website, making clear its design goals, technology, organization, features, and (some not so humble statements about) impact. More...

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CDs and DVDs are 'Doomed'

CDs and DVDs are 'Doomed'
Having seen some of the new MP3 players - flat white boxes the size of a credit card that will hold your entire music collection - the premise of this article seems irrefutable: CDs and DVDs are doomed. More...

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