7 Things you should know about Open Textbook Publishing

Open textbooks avoid the all-or-nothing approach of traditional copyright—under which copyright holders retain all rights to their work—instead being released under an open license that allows copyright holders to specify which uses they allow... | 0 Comments


Computer science programs use mobile apps to make coursework relevant

"As Virginia Tech and other universities train a new generation of computer scientists, professors are asking students to create programs that address real-life problems, often through handy, smartphone-ready apps. It's a break from traditional coursework such as sorting lists of numbers or re-creating programs that already exist.
The shift comes as the demand for computer engineers outpaces the number of computer science graduates. Today's students grew up with computers, yet many view computer science and code writing as dull and unglamorous, professors say." | 0 Comments


Hong Kong Company Moves Swiftly on Ultrafast Broadband

HONG KONG residents can enjoy astoundingly fast broadband at an astoundingly low price. It became available last year, when a scrappy company called Hong Kong Broadband Network introduced a new option for its fiber-to-the-home service: a speed of 1,000 megabits a second — known as a “gig” — for less than $26 a month. In the United States, we don’t have anything close to that. But we could. And we should. | 0 Comments

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