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A Push for Collaborative Workspaces
A CIO has introduced his college to a virtual environment where most communications and collaboration take place online, creating a digital working and learning hub while cutting back on paper waste in the process. More

Voodoo Education: Why Are We Still in Its Spell?
Trent Batson asks why, while higher education institutions have made many changes to offer an updated campus environment and bring themselves "in tune" with the times, they still maintain what he calls a "voodoo education' model in teaching and learning that harkens back to 19th century classoom practices. More

**The Coming Age of the Teacherpreneur**
In an excerpt from a forthcoming book on the future of education, a group of accomplished educators envisions new roles for teacher leaders.

**Schools Test E-Reader Devices With Dyslexic Students**
But the jury is still out on the impact those digital tools are having on helping students with reading disabilities. (Digital Directions)

Virginia State Moves to Digital Textbooks in Business Program
Virginia State University recently purchased a digital site license for textbooks from Flat World Knowledge to be used in business courses. In place of traditional textbooks, students enrolled in the university's School of Business will be using the alternative publisher's books in digital formats. More

How Solid Is Your Clouded Data?As more institutions of higher education turn to software-as-a-service (Saas) or cloud computing options as alternatives to traditional purchase-and-install software, a growing number of challenges are cropping up. More
Remaking the College LibraryA seasoned educational designer creates a tech-based, collaborative space at the University of London's library. More
Duke U Trying Out iPads for Field Research
Starting this fall a class at Duke University in Durham, NC will begin experimenting with the use of Apple iPads in student field research.More

Academic IT for Students: A New Growth Area?
The center of technology activity in academia has moved from the computer center to the faculty and now, after more than 30 years since the microcomputer took technology outside the computer center, it is moving to the students themselves. No, not texting and Twittering but students using learning management tools whose primary clients are students. What impact will this market shift have? More

CIO Predicament: What To Do About the iPad
There seem to be two camps when it comes to supporting Apple's iPad on campus: those rushing to adopt the device on a massive scale and those who want nothing to do with it. Timothy M. Chester, CIO and vice provost for academic administration at Pepperdine University, suggests a third possible approach, one that may benefit to students without cutting into limited resources. More

Higher Education IT in the 'New Normal'
CT asks Harvard Business School CIO Stephen Laster about the changing role of campus IT in today's challenging economic times. More

NYU Tries Digital Textbooks
In an effort to give students a greater choice in textbook ordering, New York University's four bookstores have been experimenting with the sale of digital textbooks this school year. More

The State of AV in Education
What does Scott Walker, a 20-year veteran of AV in higher education, have against lecture halls? Campus Technology spoke to him to find out. More

Jobs for Graduates in the Knowledge Economy?
Traditionally, undergraduate education has prepared students with background knowledge for entry into a field or for graduate school, rather than focusing on current and specific job-related skills. In an economy that has turned sour, that emphasis may have to change. More

The Higher Education Hedgehog
Like the hedgehog, higher education should find its one best survival strategy and use it. And that may be portfolios. More

Putting Emerging Technologies to the Test

Hope College, a liberal arts institution in Michigan, isn't afraid to put technology in the classroom and to get faculty involved in the process. More

ePortfolios: Let Me Count the Ways
Rather than starting with a functional analysis of various ePortfolio tools, look at how ePortfolio technology in general fits with key educational trends and decide how a portfolio strategy can support your institution's unique objectives. More

U Arizona Team Seeks To Construct International Internet Classroom

A team of researchers from the University of Arizona is working on a project to develop an "International Internet Classroom" as a way to centralize information and resources that could be of value to teachers. The effort, led by members of the Computer Science department, will rely on artificial intelligence and user-generated data to bring together pertinent educational resources into "unit packages." More

BYU-Idaho Streaming Classes Online
Brigham Young University-Idaho, a four-year university serving 12,000 students, has selected streaming technology from Optibase to stream live and on-demand content on campus and over the Internet. More

5 Higher Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2010
There aren't too many corners of higher education that technology hasn't infiltrated. From admissions to financial aid to the classroom and everything in between, nearly all aspects of college are being handled in some way by the applications, hardware, and gadgets that help institutions work more efficiently. More

**Data on U.S. College Degrees Called Misleading**Statistics used to make the case that the United States no longer leads the world in higher education are “a mess,” a scholar argues.
Students Unimpressed with Faculty Use of Ed Tech
While students and faculty seem to agree on the importance of technology in education, the two groups do not agree on how well it's being implemented. According to new research released Monday, only 38 percent of students indicated that their instructors "understand technology and fully integrate it into their classes." Students also rated that lack of understanding as "the biggest obstacle to classroom technology integration." **More**

Towards a Sustainable Approach to Education
New communications technologies and the Internet are fostering a move toward more distributed systems of education. Here, John Ittelson suggests that key stakeholders--faculty, legislators, administrators, students, employers, and the public--come together to help plan higher education's evolving role in a complex and changing knowledge economy. More