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FCC solicits e-Rate comments

As part of its efforts to develop a National Broadband Plan, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments about how the e-Rate program can be improved to meet the…

New 21st-century skills guide available

Updated MILE Guide measures schools' policies and practices regarding 21st-century skills -- and offers advice on implementation …

Keynoter: Make higher ed more accessible

Colleges should consider accrediting web-based programs offered at free or low-cost online schools, making higher education more widely available to populations with little access to post-secondary classes, a former official…

FCC proposes web-safety education rules

e-Rate applicants would have to certify that they are teaching students about internet safety, according to a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking …

Are international rankings unfair to U.S. colleges?

The United States spends more money on higher education than any other country, and its elite institutions are the world's best. But overall, conventional wisdom says, the system is wasteful,…

Copyrights blocking scholarly works

Stanford law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig told a gathering of campus technology chiefs Nov. 5 that restrictive copyright laws are "destructive of science and education," because academia has adopted…

Ubiquitous cloud computing by 2019?

George O. Strawn has seen higher-education technology grow exponentially since the late 1960s, so a future campus that operates entirely on cloud computing where students have access to PCs that…

FCC solicits e-Rate comments

As part of its efforts to develop a National Broadband Plan, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments about how the e-Rate program can be improved to meet the…

Virtualization saves cash for college IT

Replacing Pepperdine University's computer labs with low-cost PCs would have cost almost $25,000, so campus technology officials turned to virtualized computing, connecting many PCs to a single computer and saving…

How to move campus IT from good to great

At the 11th annual EDUCAUSE conference in Denver Nov. 4, more than 1,000 attendees listened to the advice of best-selling author and business expert Jim Collins, who used his decades…