eCampus News November 2008

eCampus News Cover Using technology effectively in higher education is essential to providing high-quality education and preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century. Now, one of the best ways for you to keep up with ed-tech in higher education is to read eCampus News—the brand-new, all-digital monthly newsmagazine from the publishers of eSchool News.

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Now, in a quick electronic newsmagazine format, you can keep up-to-date and learn how technology is improving higher education. Just look at what we’ll are covering this month:




Cover Story: Student lending in crisis
Experts say higher education will have to embrace new strategies if student financing is to hold up through the severe economic downturn.

Online textbooks: Hope or hype? Students, publishers spar over the potential of electronic textbooks to reduce costs.

Peer-to-peer pressure
A new study examines what it will cost to police campus networks, thanks to federal legislation. Meanwhile, some schools say these efforts already siphon too many valuable resources.

‘Validated’ learning
Federal law now forces colleges and universities to verify the identity of online test-takers; here’s what that will mean for your schools.

Google settles book-scanning suit
Search giant’s agreement with publishers gives students and other library users full-text online access to many works.

  Leading Edge
British classrooms test futuristic ‘smart desks.’

Behind the Enterprise
Blackboard, Iowa State collaborate on Moodle integration.

eCampus Security Federal law could spur the use of campus alert systems.

Law & Ethics
A new online venture rewards student note-takers.

Money Matters
Colleges seek alternative financing as investment funds are frozen.

Eye on the Ball
Officials huddle on how to tackle commercialism in college sports.

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