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The Infrastructure Imperative: How Investing in Campus Technology Infrastructure Increases Access and Improves Learning for Students

Sean Devine | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Sean Devine

If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Higher Ed

Sean Devine | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Sean Devine

Mobile technologies are creating new ways for students to connect with their course materials, their classes and their colleagues, while also providing new ways to save money, while increasing access, productivity and flexibility.

Higher Tech Meets Higher Ed

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.22.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Silicon Valley thrives on disruption; academia thrives on tradition. That's a recipe for tension.

Teaching With Tablets: For Young Readers, It's Interaction vs. Distraction

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Kirk Cheyfitz

Sticking to retreads makes no use of all the powerful technological innovations now at our command. But creating tablet cartoons has the potential to kill off reading altogether.

Memo to the Bibliophiles: Books Are a Technology Too

John Bergquist | Posted 03.24.2012 | Books
John Bergquist

I find myself troubled by the folks who seem to treat books as a kind of idol. It is almost always associated with a notion that books are natural and an iPad is un-natural.

Jason Gilbert

Ex-Apple Exec Wants To Make Textbooks Like Computers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.29.2011 | Technology

Inkling, a digital textbook company started by ex-Apple education exec Matt MacInnis, wants to make textbooks more like computers. MacInnis told Hu...

Jason Gilbert

Can This Startup Become The LinkedIn For College Students?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

Chegg, the largest website for textbook rentals in the United States, is going digital. The textbook-disseminating giant has announced that digita...

How Much Will Students Really Save Using Amazon’s eTextbooks?

time.com | Posted 09.20.2011 | Books

It’s a very frustrating part of the college experience. You pay more than $100 for a textbook, haul it home and then never open it. ...

Why Do Students Still Cling To Paper Textbooks?

nytimes.com | LISA W. FODERARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The screen won't go blank," said Faton Begolli, a sophomore from Boston. "There can't be a virus. It wouldn't be the same without books. They've defi...

Macmillan's DynamicBooks Lets Professors Rewrite E-Textbooks

nytimes.com | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a kind of Wikipedia of textbooks, Macmillan, one of the five largest publishers of trade books and textbooks, is introducing software called Dynami...