FutureWire - futurism and emerging technology

Monday, November 01, 2004

Ruckus Turns Colleges Into Digital Communities

Colleges are now able to turn their campuses into digital communities, thanks to the Ruckus Network, a new startup that gives students an array of online tools.

Through Ruckus, students can download music legally, access official school content such as student newspapers and other publications, listen to the college radio station, access course materials, and listen to and watch sporting events. The appeal of Ruckus is that it gives students a "safe haven" for entertainment as well as academic content... lessening the chance that they will visit illegal file sharing sites and expose the campus network to liability as well as malware.

The systems costs colleges less than $10 per student per month. Ruckus plans to offer more features, such as online movies, blogs, and multi-player games.

Source: Distance-Educator.com