Today, instructional designers at community colleges have exciting opportunities to improve instruction and service to students, as their toolkit has grown to include an amazing array of Web 2.0 tools and new media. CT asked Michael Medlock, the director of Instructional Design and Technology at Rio Salado College how instructional designers and a team of faculty, subject matter experts, and media developers follow instructional design principles and strategies that leverage technology and new media to create robust learning designs that advance instruction at Rio Salado College.
Universities must foster both discovery and commercialization.
Oracle has released Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1, Oracle's first releases of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X.
When funding levels are reduced, IT leadership struggles to find ways to continue delivering expected levels of service and support. Joe Traino, CTO at Coconino Community College in Arizona, says that while the current economic environment seems daunting, creative strategies and partnerships will help IT departments run the institution's technology infrastructure more efficiently without reducing services--and may even present opportunities for new resources and services.
Carnegie Mellon University is working with the government of Kenya to develop a certification exam that aims to prove the expertise of the African country's software developers and help potential employers identify candidates with the right skills. With time the test may become available worldwide.
Universities are wrestling with the possibilities and pitfalls of making homegrown IT products available beyond their campuses. CT spoke with John Campbell, associate vice president for academic technologies at Purdue University (IN), about the school's decision to choose a commercial partnership over an open source approach when marketing Signals, its student-retention program.
Universities are wrestling with the possibilities and pitfalls of making homegrown IT products available beyond their campuses. CT examines the benefits of the two major options: open source or a commercialized venture.
A makeover of Harvard Business School's well-known MBA program, introduced in January 2011 and begun last fall, has entered the phase where the students are turning to coders around the world for help in developing their business ideas.
Oracle has released a new version of its PeopleSoft development and customization platform, PeopleTools. Version 8.52 includes enhancements to the user interface and reporting tools, as well as iPad support for all versions of PeopleSoft.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has seen more than 9,000 downloads of an app developed in-house that provides students with easy access to campus information.