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Syllabus News Update for Tuesday, January 13, 2004

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News for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004

* Wal-Mart Signs Capella U. as ‘Preferred’ Online Ed Provider
* 2003 Code Software Award Finalists Announced
* Mexico Picks Vendor to Secure 3,000 Online Classroom Sites
* New York City Bar Offers Continuing Legal Education Via Web
* North American Robotics Competition Kicks Off

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Wal-Mart Signs Capella U. as ‘Preferred’ Online Ed Provider

Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, has signed a deal
for Capella University to become the online education provider
for its new My Education Connection program. Under the
offering, Walmart customers can receive tuition discounts for
online degree programs from Capella, which has 9,00 students
and offers degrees and certificates to working adults in
business, technology, education, human services, and

Rick Neal, an application developer at Wal-Mart and a Ph.D.
student at Capella said, “the coursework and interaction with
other learners sets the stage for new discoveries and
connections that I've never experienced before.”
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2003 Code Software Award Finalists Announced

The Codie awards, established by the Software & Information
Industry Association (SIIA) to showcase what it considers the
best software products and services that were introduced last
year, announced its list of finalists last week. The
finalists in categories associated with higher education were:

Best Postsecondary Education Instructional Solution:

· ALEKS, from ALEKS Corp. / McGraw-Hill Higher
· Advanced Listening, from DynEd International, Inc.
· Sanako Lounge, from Sanako Corp.
· EndNote, form Thomson ISI ResearchSoft
· Reel Society, from WILL Interactive, Inc.
/ McGraw Hill - Higher Education

Best Education Administration Solution:

· e*Assessment, from Harcourt Supplemental
Publishers / Wireless Generation
· GPS smartPortal, from iAssessment, LLC
· Maple T.A., from Maplesoft / Brownstone
Research Group, Inc.
· PowerSchool 3.6, from PowerSchool / Apple
· SCT Banner, from SCT

Best Educational Special Needs Solution

· Kurzweil 3000, from Kurzweil Educational Systems
· LearnStar SC—from ESL Module, LearnStar Inc
·, from marblemedia
· NEARStar, from Pacific Resources for Education
and Learning
· TIENET, from TIECorp

Best Educational Total Comprehensive Solution

· Blackboard Learning System, from Blackboard Inc.
· Discourse, from Educational Testing Service (ETS)
· Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators,
from ESRI Press
· The Achievement Planner, from Kaplan K12 Learning
· Yearly ProgressPro, from McGraw-Hill Digital

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Mexico Picks Vendor to Secure 3,000 Online Classroom Sites

The Mexican government's National Institute for Adult
Education (INEA) has signed a deal with Check Point Software
for products to secure more than 3,000 continuing education
Web sites throughout Mexico. The federally funded INEA program
offer adults flexible access to higher education through
Internet-based courses -- an initiative supported by
President Vicente Fox, who is seeking to install more than
20,000 new online classes by 2006. The Checkpoint solution
offers VPN and firewall protection, secure remote access, and
centralized security management.

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New York City Bar Offers Continuing Legal Education Via Web

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY)
signed an agreement to make its live Webcast online
continuing legal education (CLE) programs available at West
LegalEdcenter, an online continuing legal education provider.
West LegalEdcenter’s program offers links from course
materials to Westlaw, the online legal research service, as
well as around-the-clock customer service. Steve Daitch,
vice president and general manager of West LegalEdcenter,
said, “live Webcasts are a valuable tool for users who want
to interact with presenters but don't want to travel across
town or across the country for a seminar. Now they have the
option of tuning in from anywhere in the world and can still
ask questions and participate in the programs."

North American Robotics Competition Kicks Off

The 2004 FIRST Robotics Competition, for which 20,000 students
from 900 different teams in the U.S. and Canada will design
and build robots and enter them into competitions, kicked off
last week. At 26 different regional events last week, team
representatives received details about this year's six-week
competition as well as their kits of robot parts, which
include motors, control system, pneumatics, assorted hardware
and a sophisticated software package that teams will use to
build their robots.

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