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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Web 2.0 apps, e-mail marketing products, and enterprise-level solutions can help institutions "grab" donors and dollars, despite the economic downturn.
CT asked three education pros familiar with the vagaries of college choice: Can Web 2.0 applications and social software help prospective students get a more accurate picture of colleges and universities before they choose? Where should this information originate?
Jahia has released an update to its open source Web content management system, Jahia Community Edition 6, under GPLv2. The latest version expands the enterprise content management system's portal and document management features and also includes new Web 2.0 enhancements.