A little off topic I'll admit, but it still contains "students" and "technology", which to me justifies this post. I'm not one to make harsh and unsubstantiated comments about something or someone, but this calls for an exception.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
Most colleges and universities use Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) like Moodle, Blackboard and Dokeos and it's a great way to share information, collect coursework and essays, and keeping in touch with the students as well as the students keeping in touch with the lecturers. But using VLE solutions calls into question the end of the traditional lecture format.
So you're on your way to university and about to finish college or high school, but which one? There are so many universities out there, across the country and the globe, all offering the "best courses" and so many advantages.
From what we've seen of Windows 7, we've got multi-touch features and a new taskbar. Obviously because of the new way that Microsoft (*ahem* Sinfosky) is keeping the Windows family of products close to its chest, we don't really know what's going on with it, or what it can offer.
According to Neowin, computing students at the University of Bochum, Germany, have worked out how to retrieve vital security tokens from Microsoft's CardSpace framework. CardSpace is highly tipped to be the successor to Windows Live ID (Passport) and making passwords a relic of the Cold War, using self-signed or certificate authority signed digital certificates stored on the local machine as proof of who you are.
Mac-using students rejoice! Apple are launching their biggest ever offer to students in a "back to school" deal, expected in the next few days.
For those who don't know, the Microsoft Student Partner programme (MSP) is a faction of Microsoft represented by just under 1,400 university students from over 100 countries around the world (although the figures do seem to shift quite a lot from time to time), all interested about Microsoft technologies, their products, and engaging in careers in technology.
It’s fair to say most people are a little reserved and somewhat suspicious when Microsoft (of all people) offer something for “free”. There must be a catch, a hidden something, an underlying reason… well in this case there isn’t, not one that I can see anyway.
This is an interesting one – how would you feel about spending around £30,000 ($58,000ish) over 4 years, working blood, sweat and tears, having constant stress but also the time of your life, not to mention a degree at the end of it… and nobody wants to employ you? It’s something most of us would have worried about, but it’s an increasing problem.
A quick introduction to the new iGeneration column on ZDNet.