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News 02-07-2003

Sponsor: In order for this college to compete, CleverPath(TM) Portal became the answer.

Bryant College (Rhode Island) finds the use of Computer Associates International, Inc.'s CleverPath(TM)Portal delivers personalized, accessible information that is easily installed and compatible with existing software. Digital assets, curricula, library materials and other content are now more easily available to students, faculty and outside users, including potential employers and business customers. Visit to read more. Register and win a Palm Pilot... FREE!!! Go to and become eligible for our Higher Education Palm Pilot promotion.

OpenEAI Introduces Web Site on Integrative Tech

The OpenEAI Software Foundation opened up a Web site last week to air information on the OpenEAI Project, an open source Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) initiative to develop standards-based integration technology collaboratively. The project aims to investigate and document the principles and practices of enterprise application integration. The site,, provides a download of the first release of the project's core documentation suite, release 3.0 beta 2 of the OpenEAI foundational APIs. Corresponding API documentation, example implementations of message-aware applications and application gateways, and reference implementations of OpenEAI messaging infrastructure applications are also available.

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Sponsor: Syllabus Radio: Log on and Listen!

This week on Syllabus Radio, Jerry B'erner, Associate Professor of Education Technology and Computer Science at Azusa Pacific University discusses the choices institutions make as they implement wireless networks and reflects on how to select the most appropriate technologies for colleges and universities. Click on to for this interview and others with established leaders and creative thinkers in higher education.

For-Profit Offers Homeland Defense Curriculum

Colorado Technical University, a for-profit school specializing in continuing education for adults, said it would offer degree and professional certificate programs in areas related to homeland defense and security. The curriculum will include: a master’s of science in management, with a concentration in information systems security and criminal justice; information systems security (ISS); ISS management; ISS architecture; and certified ISS professional certificates. Richard Pfenniger, the school’s chief executive officer, said the courses would "play a significant role in retooling and retraining technology workers who need these specialized skills to safeguard our nation." The school is a subsidiary of the Whitman Educational Group Inc., which focuses on career-oriented education.

Eduventures Designates Top 100 Ed Tech Firms

Education market research firm Eduventures Inc. released its annual ranking of the top 100 businesses it believes are transforming the education economy. They are: 4GL School Solutions Inc., Accenture Learning Solutions, Advanced Academics Inc., Apex Learning Inc., Apple Computer Inc., Aspen Education Group, iAssessment, Atomic Dog Publishing, Blackboard Inc., BrainPOP LLC, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Capella University, Career Education Corp., Carnegie Learning Centers, Centra Software Inc., Chancellor Beacon Academies Inc., Classroom Connect Inc., Collegis Inc., Corinthian Colleges Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Dell Computer Corp., DeVry Inc., DigitalThink Inc., E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co., EBSCO Publishing,, eCornell, Edison Schools, Education Management Corp., Electronic Data Systems Inc., Element K LLC, ETS Technologies, eSylvan Inc., Follett Corporation, Global Knowledge Network, Harcourt Educational, Hewlett-Packard Co., Houghton Mifflin Co., IBM Global Education, Indeliq Inc., Intellinex, Interwise Inc., K12 Inc., Kaplan Inc., KinderCare Learning, KnowledgeNet Inc., KnowledgeNet Inc., LearningIDEAS, Legg Mason Inc., LessonLab Inc., Macromedia Inc., McGraw-Hill Education, MedSN, Microsoft Corp., National Heritage, NETg, New Horizons Worldwide, Outstart Inc., Palm Inc., Pathlore Software, Pearson Corp., PeopleSoft Inc., Plateau Systems Ltd., PLATO Learning, Inc., The Princeton Review, ProQuest Company, Reed Elsevier Education, RenaissanceLearning Inc., Richardson Inc., Riverdeep Group plc, Saba Software Inc., Sapient Corp., Scantron Corp., Scholastic Inc., School Specialty Inc., SCT Corp., Simulearn Inc., SkillSoft Corp., Smarthinking, Inc., Sun MicrosystemsEducational Solutions, Sylvan International Universities, TetraData Corp., Texas Instruments, ThinkEquity Partners, THINQ Learning Solutions, Thomson Learning Academies, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, United Learning Inc., University of Ph'enix, Vantage Learning, Vuepoint Corp., WebCT Inc., WRC Media Inc., XanEdu.

UC Riverside Teams on Wireless Biosensor Project

The School of Engineering at the University of California-Riverside is working with mobile technology developer Digital Angel Corp. on several projects that integrate medical and environmental biosensor technologies and wireless communications. The projects involve biosensor devices that feed real-time data on personal vital signs and environmental conditions to remote alert centers over wireless links. Some of the school programs integrate sensors that trigger alerts on abnormal changes in body temperature, pulse, or blood oxygen levels. Other projects look at ways to monitor and provide alerts of unhealthy environmental conditions, such as the presence of hazardous gases, chemical agents, pollen, and pollution. Both the school and the company believe the projects could have features that would support homeland security programs.

MIT Organization Opens Web Site for Young Inventors

The Lemelson-MIT Program, a leading advocate for invention and innovation among American youth, launched a redesigned Web site,, providing educators, invention buffs, and students a powerful online invention resource. In addition to presenting a new look and improved navigation, the site includes more information on its invention awards and prize winners. Today the site features: downloadable applications and nomination forms for the program’s awards; and the Inventor's Handbook, a guide that addresses questions from independent inventors and entrepreneurs about issues such as intellectual property protection, raising capital, applying for patents, and commercialization. The program was established by the late inventor Jerome Lemelson to foster inventiveness and innovation among young people.

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