29 novembre 2018

Another University Sells an Art Masterpiece

HomeBy Emma Whitford. A painting in the Stefan Zweig Collection at the State University of New York at Fredonia is up for auction today amid some faculty pushback. More...

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27 novembre 2018

Review: Microsoft Print Reader Delivers

Review: Microsoft Print Reader Delivers
I have complained about user registration in the past. Well, here's the Microsoft way of addressing the problem. More...

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Searching for Creative Commons on Yahoo!

Searching for Creative Commons on Yahoo!
This is something we've needed for some time - a way to search and find only that content we can use. Google, meanwhile, doesn't reliably let searchers know whether the link they're following is free, registration or even pay. More...

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Skype Offers Pocket PC P2P Telephony Software

Skype Offers Pocket PC P2P Telephony Software
Skype has released software for the pocket PC, making free IP telephony possibly from any wifi hot spot using a device that fits in your pocket. More...

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Blackboard and MERLOT Broaden Learning Network

Blackboard and MERLOT Broaden Learning Network
MERLOT is at it again, this time signing a deal with Blackboard. The good bit is this: "The first Blackboard Building Block to be released will be a portal module that uses RSS content syndication to aggregate news about and links to the learning resources most recently added to MERLOT." The less good (but not surprising) bit is this: "MERLOT will develop a Blackboard taxonomy within the MERLOT learning directory, making it easier for MERLOT users to identify Blackboard-specific training materials." Didn't we learn during the browser wars that vendor specific tags are a bad idea. More...

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Universities must respond swiftly to business demand

Business is showing signs of losing patience with universities and other traditional sources of talent and are actively considering the task of developing talent themselves, writes Nick Wailes for Australian Financial Review. More...

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Selling higher education has become precarious

By Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts. Australia’s overseas student industry has surged in recent years. It generated some AU$30 billion (US$22 billion) in export revenue in 2017 from the fees and living expenses paid by all overseas students in Australia (AU$20.7 billion attributable to the higher education sector). More...

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What High School Students Say They Seek in a College

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Academic matters come first, but financial issues aren't far behind, federal data show. And location matters. More...

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Stanford's (Now Truthful) Aid Policy for M.B.A. Admits

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A year after revelation that university's business school lied for years about how it used aid to build its class, a new approach is announced. More...

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26 novembre 2018

Sage Colleges Will Combine, Ending Women's College

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Sage Colleges on Monday announced plans to combine two undergraduate institutions: Russell Sage College and Sage College of Albany. Maintaining the two colleges is confusing and does not advance the Sage mission, said a statement explaining the shift. Russell Sage is a women's college. More...

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