In most classrooms around the world, using cell phones to send text messages and laptops to access sites like Facebook and Twitter are very much discouraged. Not so at Purdue University, where some professors have come to embrace social networking as an instructional aid.
University of the Arts London recently selected and deployed four load balancer appliances from A10 Networks to create a new Web architecture that optimizes content delivery.
DeVry, parent company of DeVry University and several other for-profit career training institutes, has chosen digital repository Equella for its system-wide curriculum content development.
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has added a branded interactive events calendar to its Web site with the help of Localist.
Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN has signed Oxygen Education to help it develop online components for the university's Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Green Enterprise Development Program. Purdue's program provides energy-related classroom-based and online instruction for workforce training.
To woo students to their distance learning programs, Colorado Technical University (CTU) and American Intercontinental University (AIU) have launched microsites that provide interactive tours of their virtual campuses.
Bexhill College, a British sixth form educational institution (akin to an American community college though with slightly younger students), has implemented Spector 360 from SpectorSoft Monitoring Software to meet "duty of care" requirements for student Web access.
The University of San Diego has launched "MySDMobile," a suite of nine mobile device programs for its campus community.
During his time as governor of Kentucky in the late 1960s, the late Louie B. Nunn decided to fund a project for the University of Kentucky Libraries. The endowment was for the collection of non-partisan oral histories, and the result was the University of Kentucky Libraries Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.
"You shouldn't have to be a rocket scientist to use BI," according to John Rome of Arizona State University's office of technology. So he works to make data accessible to users of all skill levels, largely through the use of dashboards--succinct graphical summaries of information that are commonly used in business to present data to executives and managers.