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eCampus News This Week: May 7, 2012

May 07, 2012

eCN This Week

In this week's top news: A small California college has bolstered women's representation in computer sciences, but the tech industry bias persists; MIT and Harvard have joined forces to offer free online courses aimed at attracting online learners around the world; and the University of Kentucky has reached a new level of social media engagement, thanks to their sport success.
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'Brogrammers,' 'hogrammers,' and the gender gap in college computer courses
The rise of the brash, stylish, computer-geek-turned-cool-guy known simply as a "brogrammer" among popular technology startups threatens to further alienate women from enrolling in computer science courses, where for years they have been vastly underrepresented, higher-education officials said. [ Read More ]

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Blackboard shakes up open source

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