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11/6/2012

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An iPad for Your Thoughts

Is there an IT issue in higher education that isn’t receiving the attention it deserves? Tell us about it and you could win a free iPad 2, courtesy of Adobe. To be eligible, submit your compelling story idea to editors@campustechnology.com by Dec. 15, using the subject line “iPad Please.” Campus Technology will award the iPad 2 to the entrant with the best concept and then cover the topic in a future issue. So, what’s on your mind?

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  • Virtual Realities: Lone Star Virtualizes IT Systemwide

    Being the nation's fastest-growing community college is both a blessing and a curse for Lone Star College System (LSCS) of Houston. Expanding the system from 68,000 students to more than 85,000 during a 36-month span was an impressive feat, of course, but managing an increasingly strained information technology infrastructure across 14 campuses was literally a balancing act for LSCS' IT team.

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  • Community College of Rhode Island To Implement Predictive Analytics To Identify At-Risk Students

    Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is centralizing its critical student services and implementing predictive analytics software with the goal of improving student performance and achievement.

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  • Univision Taps Social Media To Promote Hispanic Education

    Univision Communications, an American Spanish language media company, used social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, along with traditional mechanisms--television, in-person events, and phone banks--to promote the attainment of education by Hispanics and draw students and their parents into learning more about their educational options.

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  • Kno Releases E-Textbook App for Latest Android 'Jelly Bean' Devices

    Kno has brought its interactive textbook reader to the latest Android operating systems. Kno Textbooks supports devices running Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1.x/4.2 (Jelly Bean), including the Samsung Galaxy Note II; the newly expanded Google Nexus family (Nexus 4, 7, and 10); and other tablets and smart phones.

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  • CourseSmart To Launch E-Textbook Research Project

    CourseSmart, an educational services platform and provider of digital course materials, will launch a research project in partnership with Internet2 and Educause. Up to 20 educational institutions will be invited to take part in the project, which tests a new business model for digital course materials.

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  • VMware Offers Free Virtualization Software for EdX Computer Science Students

    VMware has partnered with not-for-profit massive, open, online course provider edX to deliver free virtualization software to students enrolled in a computer science course offered through the platform.

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  • McGraw-Hill Education Launches E-Book Program for Higher Ed

    McGraw-Hill Education has announced its new Digital Learning Partnership Program, an e-book program for colleges and and universities, which will launch this week at the Educause 2012 conference in Denver.

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  • Google To Launch Nexus 4, Nexus 10 with Android 4.2

    Google will release the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and an updated version of the Nexus 7 Nov. 13. All three devices will run on Android 4.2, the release of which was also announced today.

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Professional Resources

  • The Impact of Projection Sysytems on Learning
    Sponsored by: Canon
    In this Thought Leadership report, Campus Technology spoke with 5 universities to provide you with answers to tough questions on evaluating projection systems, and to help you make the case for adopting new, innovative technology in the classroom that will undoubtedly improve learning outcomes.

  • Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Improve Student Outcomes
    Sponsored by: LoudCloud
    Join us to hear Grand Canyon University discuss the impact of predictive analytics on student learning, instructional improvement, and program management.