The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ News :: Technology Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:48:40 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
<![CDATA[Library Consortium Tests Interlibrary Loans of e-Books]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144743/ http://chronicle.com/article/Library-Consortium-Tests/144743/ Three dozen academic libraries are teaming up with the Springer publishing company to pioneer a way to lend a fast-growing part of library holdings.

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:01:17 EST
<![CDATA[Data, Not Dollars: Twitter Announces a Grant Program]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144619/ http://chronicle.com/article/Data-Not-Dollars-Twitter/144619/ The social-networking service is offering researchers access to data that might otherwise be challenging to obtain.

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Fri, 07 Feb 2014 04:57:53 EST
<![CDATA[As Data Proliferate, So Do Data-Related Graduate Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144363/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Data-Proliferate-So-Do/144363/ Students who complete the programs find themselves swamped with job offers. Professors and colleges aren’t doing badly, either. 

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Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Doubts About MOOCs Continue to Rise]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144007/ http://chronicle.com/article/Doubts-About-MOOCs-Continue-to/144007/ An annual survey's findings reveal growing skepticism among academic leaders about the long-term prospects for massive open online courses.

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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 04:57:00 EST
<![CDATA[Campus Psychological Counseling for Students Goes Online]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Psychological/143963/ New technology-enabled tools empower mental-health professionals to push boundaries on how they treat students.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[George Siemens Gets Connected]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143959/ http://chronicle.com/article/George-Siemens-Gets-Connected/143959/ The developer of the first massive open online course sees value in learning through personal connections.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Share Your Digital-Humanities Story]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143843/ http://chronicle.com/article/Share-Your-Digital-Humanities/143843/ Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:00:00 EST <![CDATA[How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143809/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-Humanities-Compute-in/143809/ Humanities programs are teaching students to deconstruct technologies, not just texts.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[What 5 Tech Experts Expect in 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143829/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-5-Tech-Experts-Expect-in/143829/ Some hot topics, they predict, are likely to emerge at the intersection of education and technology.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143799/ http://chronicle.com/article/Born-Digital-Projects-Need/143799/ For one, they may require continuing maintenance to remain useful and accessible.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Picked to Lead Tests of Drones, 3 Universities Are 'in the Catbird Seat']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143789/ http://chronicle.com/article/Picked-to-Lead-Tests-of/143789/ The institutions are poised for a windfall of research dollars and collaborative projects in an industry soon to be worth billions of dollars a year.

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Fri, 03 Jan 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Start-Up Aims to Teach Anyone to Write Computer Code]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143663/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Start-Up-Aims-to-Teach/143663/ Zach Sims dropped out of Columbia University in 2011 to start Codecademy, an online platform where users can learn to program, free.

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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Digital Library of America, 7-Month-Old Superaggregator]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143489/ http://chronicle.com/article/Digital-Library-of-America/143489/ The Digital Public Library of America serves as the central link in an expanding network of institutions.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 'Blue Book' of the Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143319/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Blue-Book-of-the-Future/143319/ Emerald, a paperless-exam company begun by three Penn students and funded by a student investment group, is in beta testing.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Truce Over Technology]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143229/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Truce-Over-Technology/143229/ Meeting face to face, San Jose State professors on opposite sides of an online teaching debate find common ground.

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143137/ http://chronicle.com/article/Angered-by-MOOC-Deals-San/143137/ The Senate is expected to vote on Monday on a proposal limiting the president's ability to make technology deals without the approval of faculty members who would be affected.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Wake of Traumas, Digital Archives Gather Crowds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143077/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Wake-of-Traumas-Digital/143077/ Our Marathon, a crowdsourced online archive, began collecting material soon after the Boston bombing last spring.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Judge Hands Google a Big Victory in Lengthy Book-Scanning Case]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143059/ http://chronicle.com/article/Judge-Hands-Google-a-Big/143059/ The online giant's effort to digitize millions of volumes constitutes fair use, according to a long-awaited ruling.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Will MOOCs Change Campus Teaching?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142869/ http://chronicle.com/article/Will-MOOCs-Change-Campus/142869/ In an excerpt from his new e-book, The Chronicle's technology editor shows how MOOCs are raising the profile of teaching in the faculty.

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142783/ http://chronicle.com/article/With-Open-Platform-Stanford/142783/ By embracing the open-source software Open edX, the university hopes to create its own reputation as a MOOC provider.

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Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:01:00 EST