Companies Raise Concerns Over Google Drive's Privacy Protections

A number of companies are raising concerns about what Google says it can do with documents stored on the new Google Drive online storage service. | 0 Comments


Internet2 Adds Dell, Microsoft, and Others to Cloud-Services Program for Colleges

Last fall, Internet2 began helping colleges drive down the price of cloud computing by negotiating group deals between its members and technology companies. The collective-bargaining project is now expanding to include new partnerships with firms including Dell and Microsoft, the group announced today. | 0 Comments

Blackboard Adds Open Enrollment Mobile Support for CourseSites

The CourseSites open enrollment option allows any number of students to register for an instructor's course via a free, fully hosted and supported online system. The goal is to enhance the platform for open teaching initiatives, community outreach efforts, and collaborative research programs. The mobile support option gives an estimated 200,000 CourseSites users access via Apple, Android, WebOS, and BlackBerry mobile devices. Instructors can also use the option to access copies of their course Google Docs and synchronize them with changes made in Google Docs. | 0 Comments


Computer scoring of essays shows promise

The study of automated computer essay-scoring software finds that a handful of programs are "capable of producing scores similar to human scores" on thousands of sample essays. | 0 Comments


MIT and others launch a tech education revolution

The University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) was among the first institutions to bring computer science training online, beginning in 2006. Today, online enrollments in its undergrad and graduate computer science programs exceed on-campus enrollments. | 0 Comments

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