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Next-Geners and Web 2.0

An inside look at high school student use of Web 2.0 tools

Wellesley To Revamp Portal with Bluenog

Wellesley College, a liberal arts institution for women, is gearing up to revamp its Web presence using software and services from Bluenog in an effort to boost functionality and provide a richer and more consistent experience for prospective and current students.

Northeastern Adopts Video Content Management for News Portal

Northeastern University is deploying a new content management system to to help simplify management of video used on the university's news portal.

Cornell U Lab of Ornithology Streamlines Portal Programming

Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY has moved from manual Java coding processes to Spring, a development platform built by SpringSource, to develop applications on one of its flagship Web sites, eBird.

American U Web Site Goes Social Using CommonSpot CMS

American University in Washington, DC has launched a new community-focused Web site built using CommonSpot Web content management software from PaperThin. Huge and North Highland provided site design and development.



Open Source CMS Drives Academic Initiatives in Cal State System

Charged with providing logistical, process, and developmental support for the massive California State University system, the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) is a big advocate of technology usage, both in and out of the classroom.

YouTube Launches Higher Education Landing Page

There are already more than 20,000 videos on YouTube EDU. Content is varied, ranging from lectures on Quantum Physics to "Snow Day in Chapel Hill."

USC Deploys New Version of Apache Jetspeed

The University of Southern California (USC) has deployed the new version of Apache Jetspeed, the open source enterprise portal that is maintained and serviced by Hippo, on which it has run its staff intranet since 2006.

PBwiki Unlimited Campus Edition for Up To 1,000 Participants

The PBwiki Campus Edition launched this month allows schools with up to 1,000 students, faculty, and staff to roll out an unlimited number of PBwikis rather than purchasing them individually.

The Three Rs: Resourceful, Resilient, and Ready

The Three R's: Resourceful, Resilient, and Ready

Once viewed as inferior alternatives to four-year institutions, two-year colleges are now enjoying a spike in popularity--and are investing in technology to meet the growing demand.