In a viewpoint column for Educause, Alfred H. Essa argues that education is at a crossroads. With institutions facing rising costs and declining public support, as well as increased competition from for-profit entities, information technology is one of the few levers we have at our disposal for controlling costs and improving quality in education. However, the specter of software patents is putting the use of this lever at risk…

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