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Future of textbooks increasingly looks digital

Students and teachers in some University of Georgia introductory biology courses experimented with using a free digital textbook instead of expensive paper texts in fall 2013 courses, and liked it. About…

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Digital vs. print textbook war – who cares?

While this print versus digital textbook debate carries on, people are failing to notice a larger and much more important point. In reality, who cares what the dominant textbook format…

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Could texting and tweeting boost retention?

A new study reveals that while students predictably learn much less when they use mobile devices in the classroom for non-academic purposes, students who tweet or message about anything associated…

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Academic group votes to censure University of Illinois

A leading academic group voted Saturday to censure the University of Illinois' flagship campus over its decision not to hire a professor following his anti-Israel Twitter messages, a vote the…

Catching campus rapists via an online reporting tool

Colleges have been heavily criticized in recent years for the high frequency of sexual assaults on campus—and for their failure to support victims adequately and punish attackers. Now, the University…

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Wichita State connects students with real-world experiences

Wichita State University (WSU) has selected Jive Software to help facilitate its applied learning initiatives. WSU is implementing the Jive-n internal community solution to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, initially within…

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MIT implements new research technology

MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) has deployed Exablox’s OneBlox as its primary storage for local users' files and images as well as its target for Veeam backups to…

Opinion
Lecturing to ghosts: Blurring the face-to-face and online divide

Are any of us as college professors better than Google as an instructor? Is there anything value-added vis-à-vis your classroom teaching? Might one contribute a unique understanding, or presentation, of…

Why social media is critical for this area of campus

According to a white paper from the Taylor & Francis Group titled “Use of social media by the library: current practices and future opportunities,” connecting with users digitally is of…

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New cost calculator aims to be the “Kayak.com” of college prices

Hailed as one of CNNMoney’s best new money ideas of 2014, College Abacus seeks to increase transparency in the college tuition market by allowing families to access the net price…

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