The use of mobile devices for all activities computing-related has also driven an evolution in emergency management in education. According to the Tomi Ahonen Almanac, the average user checks his or her mobile phone 150 times per day. That puts the smart device on the front lines of communication for crisis situations. In Case of Crisis, a company with a mobile app that lets organizations maintain and distribute role-based emergency information in a mobile format, has identified four trends worth noting for the coming year.
Indiana University is rolling out a new videoconferencing solution across its eight campuses this spring in a move to support its growing distance learning and digital collaboration initiatives.
Adobe Connect users have a new way to build games into their online sessions and foster discussion and interaction among meeting attendees.
The University of Washington is gearing up to deploy Kuali Student, a student information system built on Kuali open source platform. The SIS, which will integrate with UW's existing systems, includes modules for student academic planning as well as course and program development.
Student reporters are using a new tool to provide news coverage of campus events for their campus television station.
A new solution enables campuses to notify students and community members about school closures, early dismissals, and event cancellations due to extreme weather conditions.
The University of Minnesota's upgraded control room includes two new slow motion instant replay systems.
Califone has introduced a new speaker designed for iOS and Android mobile devices.
FrontRow has released Teacher Edition, a new app for iOS-based devices designed to give teachers mobile control over their classroom AV equipment.
Bond University has found a new way to collect and efficiently analyze qualitative feedback received from student surveys and course evaluations.