IT Trends :: Thursday, April 27, 2006


New Technology

NKU to Expand Wi-Fi Access

Gary Pratt, associate provost for information technology at Northern Kentucky University, says campus-wide wireless access may cost up to $150,000. The school has already spent $40,000 on a physical campus survey to determine the best way to implement widespread Wi-Fi. NKU plans to have its full network operating in time for the fall semester…(The Enquirer)

Click here for details

Seniors Evaluate the Laptop Program

Each student in this year's graduating class at Framingham State College was required to own a laptop when they started school in the fall of 2002. This student-written article looks back on the program to see exactly what has been accomplished…(The Gatepost.com)

Click here for details

New Digital Books Offer Better Readability

E-book readers may seem expensive, priced anywhere from $250-$400. But compared to how much a year's worth of textbooks cost, this may turn out to be a more affordable choice for college students in the future. Project Gutenberg already offers free, downloadable classic texts like Hamlet, and Random House has digitized thousands of its publications. Will portable e-book readers become as important as iPods on American campuses?…(The Washington Post)

Click here for details

Note-Taking Made Easy, the Israeli Way

Tegrity Inc., a company with offices in the United States and in Israel, introduces digital note-taking software called Tegrity Campus. Students scrawl out their notes on special paper using Tegrity's sensor enhanced digital pen. Simultaneously, the professor's presentation is recorded audio-visually by Tegrity system components. After class, students can call up notes recorded by the pen's sensors while instantaneously reviewing the lecture on archived university Web sites…(ISRAEL21c.org)

Click here for details

comments powered by Disqus

Campus Technology News

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.