The California Community College System (CCCS) is deploying an enterprise-wide Web conferencing solution from Elluminate called Elluminate Live! CCCS is the largest higher education system in the world.
Eight colleges and universities have recently adopted Live Classroom, a collaboration tool designed for higher education that allows institutions to build virtual classrooms and conduct courses online.
Aurora, CO-based University of Colorado Hospital tapped voice over IP (VoIP) and data communications provider NEC Unified Solutions to create a scalable IP/TDM voice network to help deliver enhanced patient care at its new and growing Anschutz Medical Campus.
A simple two-way digital intercom system installed in classrooms at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has greatly reduced the support department's response time. And although it hasn't been used for an emergency yet, the intercom system can also serve to instantly broadcast a single message to all or some classrooms at once.
A Texas A&M engineer claims to have discovered a cheap but effective way to encrypt messages using "noise" generated when electrons flow along a wire.
When advanced technologies for handheld devices start to take off in the United States, the primary location of their first, most intensive use is going to be on or near college campuses. It's not just me. Google thinks so and in fact might be causing that to happen.
Mercer University will deploy mobile communication software from Rave Wireless and Sprint for the fall 2007 semester. The software will offer students and faculty a variety of ways to communicate, via text message and mobile Internet, campus information.
A survey by the Association for Communications Professionals in Higher Education concluded that fewer than half of colleges and universities in North America have migrated to voice over IP networks, but many are readying conversions in the next six months to two years.
Three firms involved in high-definition video networks have christened a project to link six universities with HD video channels to support interactive collaboration and research. The three companies are LifeSize, which makes HD equipment; kynamatrix Research Network, a non-profit focused on science education; and GBH Communications, which does Internet-based teleconferencing.