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What do Amazon, Netflix and Google all have in common? Well, they are constantly learning about you – the user – storing and analyzing data to find relationships and patterns about what you’re viewing. A new project, unveiled at the Educause conference, plans to provide college students with a similar experience on academic websites. The software, called Sherpa, was developed by the South Orange County Community College District and intends to mine data about students to guide them to courses, information and services.

College Software Suggests Courses Based on Student Data

October 14, 2010
by Suada Kolovic
What do Amazon, Netflix and Google all have in common? Well, they are constantly learning about you – the user – storing and analyzing data to find relationships and patterns about what you’re
Dropping out of college would surely ruffle a few feathers at home, but it seems mom and dad may not be the only ones affected. While dropping out after a year can translate into lost time and a mountain of debt for the student, now there’s an estimate of what it costs taxpayers: billions.

College Dropouts Cost Taxpayers Billions

October 12, 2010
by Suada Kolovic
Dropping out of college would surely ruffle a few feathers at home, but it seems mom and dad may not be the only ones affected. While dropping out after a year can translate into lost time and a
You can’t go anywhere today without hearing the words social networking. But unlike Facebook, where students go to poke at friends and post pictures of their latest shenanigans, college campuses are attempting to harness the popularity of social networking and create online learning communities attempting to mix serious academic work, and connections among working scholars, with Facebook-style fun.

Colleges Use Social Networking as Academic Tool

October 11, 2010
by Suada Kolovic
You can’t go anywhere today without hearing the words social networking. But unlike Facebook, where students go to poke at friends and post pictures of their latest shenanigans, college campuses are
Proposed tuition increases at several institutions have been in the news lately. While the ones being discussed at the University of Colorado and Adams State College will affect all students as the schools compensate for the lack of state funding, California’s are targeting one specific sect of the student population: illegal immigrants.

An Unfair Hike

October 7, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
California Supreme Court May Up Tuition for Illegal Immigrants
Who would have thought a word created and popularized by comedian Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” would inspire a new Web project geared toward separating the truth from the “truthy” in political tweets online? For those of you that don’t know, the definition of “truthy” is the art of taking misinformation and dressing it up as fact. The project is mining Twitter to analyze patterns in political discussions, which in turn allows visitors to take a closer look at Twitter trends to stop data manipulation by tech-savvy special-interest groups.

Ah…Good Ol’ Truthiness

October 3, 2010
by Suada Kolovic
Who would have thought a word created and popularized by comedian Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” would inspire a new Web project geared toward separating the truth from the “truthy” in
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