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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

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M.I.T. Weighs Charges for Online Lectures LinkedIn Integrates with Windows Live, Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger Teachers and Students: Apple iPad and other Tablets Good for Multiple Purposes 50 iPads to be trialled in Qld schools BlackBerry tablet may appear next week, report says How Starbucks is Assembling its Forthcoming Digital Content Network College's attempt to block Facebook, Twitter, IMs fails Watching the watts with green IT Barnes & Noble expects $1B in digital book sales by 2013 Barnes & Noble Sells More Than 80% of Nooks In Stores New Platform puts Mobile Magazines in Pockets Around the World Education portfolio split a plus for ICT University bans Facebook, Twitter for one week Adelaide Uni students to receive free iPads University adopts iPhone app Wikipedia for Credit In-store book printing lets college students save big Social Media Blackout How the internet makes us stupid Google Voice offers a lot, but not yet for Google Apps Schmidt says Google TV on track for fall release Digital technology should be university 'priority' Learning Amongst the Riches: Students in the Cloud Apple and Google to clash in music space by Christmas What's hot on campus: Textbook rentals Students generating power on UNT campus Sony's latest e-readers: Understanding the trade-offs and global strategy 5 Lessons From Longshot, a Magazine Made in 48 Hours Let a Thousand Personalized Newspapers Bloom Google Beat to Highlight Hottest Google Searches in YouTube Series ACUMA and subscriber higher education updates in a fresh format

M.I.T. Weighs Charges for Online Lectures International Herald Tribune via NYT September 26 2010 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced that it is considering charging for access to online lectures and class notes, which are currently available free on the Web. Speaking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Institutional Management in Higher Education conference in Paris this month, Lori Breslow, director of M.I.T.’s Teaching and Learning Laboratory, said that free access…. Full article: http://nyti.ms/95YqTD LinkedIn Integrates with Windows Live, Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger MediaBistro.com September 23 2010 Windows Live group program manager Jeff Kunins detailed the recent integration of professional networking site LinkedIn with Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, and Windows Live in a guest post on the LinkedIn Blog. Highlights (including a video): ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

We’re pleased to announce that starting today, you can connect Messenger and…. Full article: http://bit.ly/beOHvf Teachers and Students: Apple iPad and other Tablets Good for Multiple Purposes TabletPCReview.com September 23 2010 With popularity rising for iPads and other tablets, it isn't surprising that the devices are already making their way into education, both in organized implementations such as a new iPad study at the University of Notre Dame and more casual explorations by…. Full article: http://bit.ly/8YkeoG 50 iPads to be trialled in Qld schools Delimiter.com.au September 24 2010 Queensland’s Department of Education and Training has confirmed centrally controlled trials of 50 iPad devices in two state schools will begin in October, adding that some schools were already independently trialling Apple’s tablet device, as well as the smaller form factor…. Full article: http://goo.gl/9vcd BlackBerry tablet may appear next week, report says TechWorld.com.au September 22 2010 Research In Motion could unveil a new tablet product next week and start selling it in the fourth quarter Research in Motion may introduce a tablet computer next week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Persistent rumors over the past few months have pointed to a BlackBerry tablet that would aim to…. Full article: http://bit.ly/d5Gv9g How Starbucks is Assembling its Forthcoming Digital Content Network MediaBistro.com September 21 2010 This summer, Starbucks announced that, later this fall, it will launch an in-store digital content network that customers can peruse using their laptops, smartphones, iPads, or just about any other mobile device they have on their persons as they order lattes and sip frappucinos. Starbucks’ vice president for digital ventures Adam Brotman will talk in depth about the project at mediabistro’s Think Mobile conference in San Francisco this Thursday. Ahead of the conference, we caught up with…. Full article: http://bit.ly/bo1SBp ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

College's attempt to block Facebook, Twitter, IMs fails USA Today September 19 2010 The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology made waves last week when it announced it would block access to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and AOL Instant Messenger from its campus wireless network for one week. The idea was to make students, faculty, and staff reflect on the role social media plays in…. Full article: http://usat.ly/brG0IO Watching the watts with green IT University Affairs, Canada September 13 2010 Universities are looking at ways to make information technology on campus more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Right now, it’s just a pile of dirt, but within the year the construction site on the southwest side of the University of Waterloo campus will become one of the most ecologically advanced university buildings in Canada. The faculty of environment building will use solar energy, have a rooftop garden and will be shaped like an “L,” covering most of the building beside it so that it will…. Full article: http://bit.ly/bCHIfP Barnes & Noble expects $1B in digital book sales by 2013 TechWorld.com.au September 17 2010 The Barnes & Noble CEO says the company expects to grab 25 per cent of the e-book market by 2013 Book retailer Barnes & Noble expects to generate US$1 billion in revenue from sales of digital books, including e-books and e-textbooks, by 2013, the company…. Full article: http://bit.ly/b7FEiA Barnes & Noble Sells More Than 80% of Nooks In Stores MediaBistro.com September 14 2010 Last month, Barnes & Noble filed a proxy statement with the SEC and said that they are focused full force on their digital book business. In the statement, B&N said that consumer spending on new physical books is expected to decline from $20.5 billion in 2009 to…. Full article: http://bit.ly/cB5ZYh

ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

New Platform puts Mobile Magazines in Pockets Around the World MediaBistro.com September 14 2010 Now that smartphones are here, magazines have come full circle with a portable and, hopefully, scalable platform. Mozine is a new mobile publishing platform created by ThumbMedia Group. In exchange for revenue shares, the company optimizes magazine content for smartphones including the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android. Smartphone sales are…. Full article: http://bit.ly/94ZH4L Education portfolio split a plus for ICT ComputerWorld.com.au September 14 2010 Industry bodies welcome the change and addition of Conroy to the digital productivity portfolio Despite concern from universities around the splitting of the education portfolio under the Gillard Government’s new Cabinet, ICT industry organisations have welcomed the move. Australian Computer Society (ACS) chief executive, Bruce Lakin, said the organisation welcomed the increased focus on education through having more than one minister looking after the…. Full article: http://bit.ly/98Fmsn University bans Facebook, Twitter for one week Technolog, Microsoft September 14 2010 If you pass through Pennsylvania's Harrisburg University of Science and Technology this week and see some glassy-eyed, numbed and twitching students walking around, they aren't stressed from an early onslaught of all-nighters. They're probably dealing with withdrawal from a week-long ban on Facebook, Twitter and IM's imposed campus-wide by Provost Eric Darr, who is conducting the experiment as…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9RSNK6 Adelaide Uni students to receive free iPads TechWorld.com.au September 13 2010 It will take several years to phase out all of the printed textbooks the university currently uses The University of Adelaide is calling it quits with paper-based textbooks and will hand out free iPads to students enrolling in a science degree in 2011, claiming the new Apple tablets will revolutionise the way science is taught at…. Full article: http://bit.ly/dd66tD

ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

University adopts iPhone app University World News September 12 2010 The second oldest university in Australia claims to be at the forefront of education technology with a new iPhone application. Nearing its 160th anniversary, the University of Melbourne says it has responded to the rise in mobile traffic to its suite of websites with the development of the 'Unimelb iPhone application' for…. Full article: http://bit.ly/aUiD3h Wikipedia for Credit InsideHigherEd.com September 07 2010 Some professors believe Wikipedia has no place in the footnotes of a college paper. But could it have a place on the syllabus? The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that does fund-raising and back-end support for the popular open-source encyclopedia, says yes. So do the nine professors at prominent colleges who have agreed to make creating, augmenting, and editing Wikipedia entries part of their…. Full article: http://bit.ly/cmeN28 In-store book printing lets college students save big AZCentral.com, Arizona September 10 2010 New fronts are opening up in the war against the rising price of college textbooks. One of the latest can be found at Arizona's two largest state universities, Arizona State and the University of Arizona. They're experimenting with new machines in campus bookstores that print and bind textbooks on demand in less than 10 minutes. The technology is designed to save…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9lrDfh Social Media Blackout InsideHigherEd.com September 09 2010 Eric Darr recently had a moment that a lot of modern parents can relate to. He was watching his 16year-old daughter click around frenetically on Facebook while juggling several conversations on her iPhone. “I was frankly amazed,” says Darr, the provost at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. “I thought, 'How do you live like this?' It struck me to think, 'What if all this wasn’t there?'” Full article: http://bit.ly/bwSdCU

ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

How the internet makes us stupid The Age September 10 2010 The stimulation of the digital age is changing the make-up of our brains, with potentially disastrous results, writes Nicholas Carr. ALTHOUGH the worldwide web has been around for just 20 years, it is hard to imagine life without it. It has given us instant access to vast amounts of information, and we're able to stay in touch with friends and colleagues more or less continuously. But our dependence on the internet has a dark side. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests…. Full article: http://bit.ly/bthacf Google Voice offers a lot, but not yet for Google Apps TechWorld.com.au September 09 2010 Google Voice in Gmail has call recording, screening & missed call notices. But business users of Google Apps are missing out Google Voice has been offering plenty of new services lately, including adding a new missed call feature that will send out missed call notifications to your inbox or e-mail account. Earlier this month, Google Voice in Gmail offered call screening, recording calls (with approval from the caller), switching calls between…. Full article: http://bit.ly/c35NY5 Schmidt says Google TV on track for fall release TechWorld.com.au September 08 2010 Going up against new version of Apple TV, Google TV is looking at an autumn unveiling Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Tuesday that the company will launch its TV service in the U.S. this fall. Schmidt made the comments while answering questions from reporters after his morning keynote speech at the IFA consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin. He noted that Google is planning to shortly bring the Web to U.S. televisions, according to…. Full article: http://bit.ly/cjXjxr Digital technology should be university 'priority' BBC, UK September 08 2010 The report wants to help nurture the next generation of digital industries Creative digital technologies must be a "national priority" in UK universities, says an industry and university report. The UK should be trying to nurture ideas for online businesses like…. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

Full article: http://bbc.in/cyRzcy Learning Amongst the Riches: Students in the Cloud CampusTechnology.com September 01 2010 Students are moving away from their college or university, not physically, but in terms of their online “center.” More and more, they can engage independently in learning conversations using applications of their own choosing, and they can create their own digital identity that includes their learning spaces--all without using campus-based technology. This is a positive trend, and institutions need…. Full article: http://bit.ly/cUHTxR Apple and Google to clash in music space by Christmas Reuters September 02 2010 Google Inc is in talks with music labels on plans for a download store and a digital song locker that would allow its mobile users to play songs wherever they are as it steps up its rivalry with Apple Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Google's Andy Rubin, the brains behind Google's Android mobile operating system, has been leading conversations with the labels about what a new…. Full article: http://bit.ly/97zbmq What's hot on campus: Textbook rentals The Philadelphia Inquirer September 05 2010 Gregory Dyer, a Villanova senior, stood in an aisle at his campus bookstore searching for his introduction-to-art textbook. He gasped. New, Living With Art would cost the English major $130. Used, it was a mere $97.50. Then he noticed the bright orange label saying he could rent it for $21.99. Intrigued, he followed the signs to a Chegg.com iPad stand and…. Full article: http://bit.ly/drs6VF Students generating power on UNT campus WFAA.com August 30 2010 DENTON — The University of North Texas is known as the "Mean Green," but the namesake didn't have anything to do with actually going green — until now. The school's recreation center is being touted as the largest human power plant. When students get on the elliptical machines to burn calories, they have the ability to…. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and education news • September 2010 summary

Full article: http://bit.ly/ci0z2w Sony's latest e-readers: Understanding the trade-offs and global strategy ZDNet.com August 31 2010 Sony’s new e-readers are a vast improvement over its previous versions. The latest Sony Readers are lighter, show off touch navigation on an E-Ink screen and could be worthy choices in the e-reader wars vs. Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But there are trade-offs in the devices that could pay off — or blow up — for…. Full article: http://zd.net/aL9gnY 5 Lessons From Longshot, a Magazine Made in 48 Hours TheAtlantic.com August 30 2010 Weekends bring out the avocation in people. Some rock-climb. Other people play in basketball leagues. Hobbyists build robots. My friends and I make magazines. I co-founded Longshot Magazine with Mat Honan and Sarah Rich a few months ago. Our mission: to occasionally come together to write, edit, design, and ship a magazine in 48 hours…. Full article: http://bit.ly/bKfVDs Let a Thousand Personalized Newspapers Bloom GigaOm.com August 29 2010 I wrote recently about Paper.li, a service from a Swiss company called Small Rivers, which pulls in your Twitter stream and extracts any links shared by those you follow, then displays those links in a newspaper-style format. (The company was recently funded by Kima Ventures, whose co-founder bought the French newspaper Le Monde.) More and more Twitter users…. Full article: http://bit.ly/dmWaFh Google Beat to Highlight Hottest Google Searches in YouTube Series MediaBistro.com August 30 2010 Google will use data from Google Trends and Google Insights for Search, as well as other tools, to produce Google Beat, a YouTube video series focused on the search engine's hottest searches…. Full article: http://bit.ly/aR3cne ACUMA and subscriber higher education updates in a fresh format http://paper.li/acumainc ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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Technology and Education - News summary for September 2010