Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don’t have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives,
Notre Dame embarks on a paperless course with iPads
The University of Notre Dame’s yearlong study of eReaders in academics is starting the school year with a bang — a course that will use the iPad as the only textbook students need. The course is entitled Project Management, and
Bill Gates: The Internet Will Displace the Traditional University in 5 Years
Speaking at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe last week, Bill Gates argued that the cost of college needs to come down, and the only way to accomplish this is through technology. During the talk, he went further and asserted, …
Moving to Moodle at Northwestern State University
Northwestern State University is moving from Blackboard to Moodle and thought it did a good job of highlighting some of the reasons Moodle is fast becoming the VLE of choice for educators around the world.
Free iPads in U.S. universities a waste
The U.S. university system has slightly more money than its Canadian counterpart, but the offer to give out free iPads to all full-time students at three universities seems a bit of a waste.
Can academic integrity exist in the Google Age?
Technology can make it easy to coast, cheat, and otherwise circumvent the educational process. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars would like students to embrace integrity instead.
Ontario universities to adopt e-learning
Learning about Socrates through Facebook forums and chatting with a professor through Skype is the reality for students as e-learning claims a more dominant role in higher education. Ontario is the latest jurisdiction to jump in with plans to launch …
SocialLearn, an Open University project, steps onto the stage
They write: “We’re moving from operating as a confidential business project, to an open source, open architecture, open partnership modus operandi. May 2010 be an Open, Social, Connected year for us all!”