The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ News :: Technology Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:00:03 EDT <![CDATA[Can’t Get Into Berkeley? You Might Like ...]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149077/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-t-Get-Into-Berkeley-You/149077/ Unless students deliberately opt out, companies can use their information to recruit them for other programs, a contract shows.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Companies That Run Online Programs for Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149075/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149075/ Institutions benefit from the marketing, technology, and customer-support expertise, but they forfeit potential profit and some control.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149005/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149005/ Anonymous posts on the smartphone application are fostering conversations, but the dialogue is not always fit for the classroom.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Too Many Campus Alerts? Officials Worry That Students Tune Them Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Too-Many-Campus-Alerts-/148897/ After rapidly proliferating following the Virginia Tech shootings, in 2007, university-issued emergency alerts now draw complaints—and indifference.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:55:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148653/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rise-of-Online-Booksellers/148653/ Campus bookstores say companies’ aggressive tactics hurt business and violate colleges’ exclusivity contracts.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Wait a Second, This Is Terrible.’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148203/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wait-a-Second-This-Is/148203/ Two computer scientists resent the presence of Facebook's founder at a scholarly gathering.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Close Is Too Close? Industry Courts Computer Scholars]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148301/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Close-Is-Too-Close-/148301/ Academe, for its part, wants access to corporate data as well as the money that tech giants like Google can generate.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiz: Ed-Tech Company or Made-Up Word?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147869/ http://chronicle.com/article/Quiz-Ed-Tech-Company-or/147869/ Ed-tech companies are known for their weird, weird names. Which got us thinking: Can you tell the difference between actual company names and ones we made up?

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:54:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Do You Plan the Campus of the Future? Try Not To.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147803/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Do-You-Plan-the-Campus-of/147803/ The leaders of Cornell Tech, a new institution in New York City, are designing spaces meant to accommodate whatever tomorrow brings.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[One Professor Schemes to Keep Colleges in the Web’s Fast Lane]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147589/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Professor-Schemes-to-Keep/147589/ Is net neutrality doomed? Bill Baker has an idea: a space for the public sector on the Internet.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gamble on E-Book Pricing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147121/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Gamble-on-E-Book-Pricing/147121/ The costs to libraries will change as publishers charge more for digital works.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147085/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Libraries-Push-Back-as/147085/ Big increases leave librarians at liberal-arts institutions feeling ambushed.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146901/ http://chronicle.com/article/8-Things-You-Should-Know-About/146901/ Explore an exclusive interactive tool, based on data released by edX, that provides fresh insights about who takes massive open online courses.

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pushed by Lawmakers, U. of Florida Dives Into Online Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146767/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pushed-by-Lawmakers-U-of/146767/ The ambitious business plan calls for more than 24,000 in enrollment and $76.6-million in revenue by 2024.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Door by Door, Colleges Install Systems for Online Control of Building Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146647/ http://chronicle.com/article/Door-by-Door-Colleges-Install/146647/ Spurred by a desire to better control who is going in and out, campuses are adopting sophisticated new technology.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Southern New Hampshire U. Designs a New Template for Faculty Jobs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146443/ http://chronicle.com/article/Southern-New-Hampshire-U/146443/ Its online college will begin hiring more full-time instructors with a focus on helping students succeed.

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Thu, 08 May 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146369/ http://chronicle.com/article/Technology-Provides/146369/ The method, called "teletandem," is based on a simple idea for students: I teach you my language, you teach me yours.

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Mon, 05 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Worried by FCC Plan, Net-Neutrality Advocates at Colleges Gauge Next Steps]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146293/ http://chronicle.com/article/Worried-by-FCC-Plan/146293/ Some members of the higher-education community are mobilizing to oppose new Internet rules that they fear would promote inequality.

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Thu, 01 May 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Writing Instructor, Skeptical of Automated Grading, Pits Machine vs. Machine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146211/ http://chronicle.com/article/Writing-Instructor-Skeptical/146211/ Les Perelman, formerly of MIT, invented an automatic essay generator that can fool essay-grading robots.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open-Source Software for College Administrators Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ After 10 Years]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146205/ http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Source-Software-for/146205/ The consortium says its products for core functions at colleges have become a viable competitor, even as it struggles to gain converts.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146081/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Researchers-Turn-to-Google/146081/ Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Indiana U. Puts IT and Safety Under One Umbrella]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145869/ http://chronicle.com/article/Indiana-U-Puts-ITSafety/145869/ As police departments and other security functions depend more and more on digital technologies, bringing them together just made sense, officials say.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coursera Hires Former Yale President as Its Chief Executive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145531/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coursera-Hires-Former-Yale/145531/ Richard C. Levin brings international business savvy and academic bona fides to the MOOC company.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Data Breaches Put a Dent in Colleges’ Finances as Well as Reputations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145341/ http://chronicle.com/article/Data-Breaches-Put-a-Dent-in/145341/ Few institutions budget in advance for such lapses in security, and the costs can be considerable.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sophisticated Mobile Apps Are Reshaping Campus Safety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145151/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sophisticated-Mobile-Apps-Are/145151/ User-friendly technology means more alerts for police officers and improved security for colleges.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Textbook Publishers Push to Provide Full Digital-Learning Experience]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145055/ http://chronicle.com/article/Textbook-Publishers-Push-to/145055/ In doing so, they’re treading on territory previously held by platform providers like Blackboard.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST