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  • Blog Post: Microsoft donates JavaScript materials to Web Platform Docs

    As part of our ongoing commitment to the Webplatform.org project, Microsoft today announced that we have donated over 400 pages of JavaScript reference materials to help seed that area of the documentation. Here's the mail that I sent to the members of the community: To date, JavaScript remains one...
  • Blog Post: University of Michigan Press to Go Digital

    The University of Michigan Press, a scholarly, peer-reviewed publication, announced this week that it was planning to move to digital publication. "We believe this helps the university to use leading communication technologies to greatly improve the dissemination of the U-M Press imprint and thereby...
  • Blog Post: Think COBOL is Rare? Try Chorti.

    UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has released the Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger , which is intended to raise awareness about language endangerment and the need to safeguard the world’s linguistic diversity among policy-makers, speaker communities and...
  • Blog Post: MIT Releases Biz School Case Studies to the Public

    MIT pioneered the gifting of teaching resources years ago, making much of their undergraduate materials available online for the general public. More recently, MIT's Sloan School of Management has released a great deal of case study material. In effect, any entrpeneur can now partake of the learnings...
  • Blog Post: Duke U Press Goes Online

    The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection includes online access to at least 100 news scholarly books published by Duke Universty Press in the humanities and social sciences in a calendar year. With the purchase of the current year's titles in the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, libraries will also receive...
  • Blog Post: Facebook Is Going Back to School

    This article is from PC World : A small start-up company called Inigral is trying to bring back some student-centric functionality to Facebook with one of the first enterprise applications for the social network. The new application is called Schools and will allow students to view their courses via...
  • Blog Post: A $10 Computer Announced in India

    From Computerworld "BANGALORE -- India is developing a laptop to be sold at $10 that will target higher education applications, a minister of the federal government said today in Delhi. Research on the new low-cost laptop is being carried out at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and...
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