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U Wisconsin-Madison Signs with Weather Service To Monitor for Games

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has implemented DTN/Meteorlogix MxVision WeatherSentry Online Turf Edition for Sports and Recreation.

Microsoft Unleashes Tool For Web Developers

In its latest bid to keep Web developers in the fold, Microsoft has developed a tool designed to manage the setup, configuration and retrieval of different Web applications.

Web 2.0: Good for Education?

We are seeing trends in higher education, good and maybe otherwise, that reflect the re-structuring of knowledge systems that seem to come with a point in time we're calling Web 2.0. Educational leadership in this environment means reform at an institutional level, not just technology adoption.

'Blog Action Day' Calls for Discussion of Poverty

The second annual Blog Action Day takes place today, bringing together 8,000-plus blog, podcast, and videocast sites to post about the same issue on the same day. This year's topic is poverty. The purpose of the effort is, according to organizers, "to create a discussion. We ask bloggers to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue. By doing so on the same day, the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue. Out of this discussion naturally flow actions, advice, ideas, plans, and empowerment."

Research Libraries Collaborate on Shared Digital Repository

A group of the nation's largest research libraries are collaborating to create a repository of their digital collections, including millions of books. These holdings will be archived and preserved in a single repository called the HathiTrust. Materials in the public domain will be available for reading online.



American U Takes 'Campus Experience' Online

American University in Washington, DC has signed with media agency Realview TV to design, produce, and stream the school's online "Virtual Campus Experience." The video will showcase its students, faculty, and virtual campus on the Web via an interactive video-based micro site that's designed to match the school's brand.

American Sentinel U Adopts Web-based Retention Program

To combat distance students dropping out before completion of their classes, American Sentinel University has implemented EducationDynamics' Adult, Online and Continuing Education Retention Program. This Web-based communications tool is designed to keep students connected to their instructors, peers, and institutional support services.

The Institutional Path for Change in This Age: Andragogy, not Pedagogy

Our ontology about teaching and learning is no longer workable. It is time for a change from pedagogy to andragogy and evidence-based learning.

Focus on Institutional Culture Drives Faculty Technology Adoption at Genesee CC

Too often, institutions spend precious resources implementing a learning management system and associated collaboration, teaching and learning tools, only to find that a relatively small percentage of faculty use the tools to any significant degree. At Genesee Community College (GCC), we have achieved high faculty usage of online learning tools by focusing on institutional culture.

Coming to Terms with Cloud Computing

Is "cloud computing" the next big thing in IT, or are you just a victim of "cloud wash?" Recent statements by Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison and software-licensing contrarian Richard Stallman zeroed into the phrase.