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Top higher-education technology news: January 2013

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Here are some of the top higher-education technology stories featured in the January 2013 edition of eCampus News.

MOOCs take higher education by storm … Software virtualization takes root on campus … Web scammers target job-seeking college students: These are among the top higher-education technology stories featured in the January 2013 edition of eCampus News.

Our January issue is now available online. You can browse the full publication here, or click on any of the headlines below to read these highlights:

MOOCs take higher ed by storm

In less than a year, “massive open online courses” have altered the higher-education landscape. Now, where do they go from here?

Virtualization taking root on campus

Software virtualization is taking hold in higher education, helping colleges reallocate existing resources to save space, time, energy, and money—while often extending the life of older computers.

Web scammers target job-seeking college students

“Payment-transfer” schemes are a familiar scam that’s seduced many adult job seekers for years. Now, it’s trickling down to college students—and in some cases, phony job listings are appearing on schools’ own job-seeking websites.

Campuses expanding stadium Wi-Fi access

College students arrive on campus with two or three internet-ready mobile devices—and they expect trouble-free internet access, not only in dorms and classrooms, but also in campus athletic stadiums.

How to help today’s wired students learn to focus

Today’s digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans. Here’s one way to fight back.

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