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Archive for June, 2012

Wired Campus: “The battle between tech giants Microsoft and Google over who is to provide student e-mail services at colleges rages on. This week, Microsoft hoped to win over more colleges by ending a fee it had charged for some services in its cloud-based e-mail and productivity suite, Office 365, matching terms long offered by Google.”

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ProfHacker: “With summer conference season well underway, I’ve been preparing a number of presentations. There are lots of options for presentation tools and techniques, but recently I’ve been relying on Prezi.”

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Wired Campus: “Understanding lectures can be a challenge for foreign students, since they may not be fluent in the language used in the classroom. But Alex Waibel, a computer-science professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, one of Germany’s leading universities, has helped develop a computer program that could eliminate the problem.”

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Wired Campus: “We’ve had great interest in this week’s interview with Bill Gates on the future of higher education, so we’re posting two more video clips from the conversation.”

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Campus Technology: “Microsoft today formally released Office 365 for Education and announced plans to begin migrating Live@edu customers this summer.”

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Campus Technology: “Education technologists should leverage the learning sciences.”

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Casting Out Nines: “Slate magazine has been running several articles on education this week, including two today that are of interest. This one by Konstantin Kakaes is worth looking at more closely, if only because it somehow manages to gather almost every wrong idea about technology in education in existence into a single, compact article.”

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