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Questionmark Perception Integrates with uPortal

Questionmark and Unicon, Inc. have teamed to integrate Questionmark(TM) Perception(TM) testing and assessment software through uPortal, a free, open source, sharable portal for colleges and universities. The Questionmark Portlet is an integration that makes it possible for a learner's scheduled assessments to be displayed within a "portlet" that includes clickable lists, quizzes, tests, and surveys. (Business Wire) Read more

Brown University Launches Center for Pen-Based Computing

Microsoft pledged $1.2 million to develop the Microsoft Center for Research on Pen-Centric Computing at Brown University's campus. Microsoft's senior vice president of research says, "We will create new ways of combining the pen and the computer to positively affect not only the educational process, but our working methods and our culture." (InformationWeek) Read more

Mobile Routers Changing WiFi Access

There is now a device that allows a user to access the Internet on a laptop virtually anywhere. Companies such as Kyocera, Top Global, and Junxion all have products that allow multiple users to access the same connection in any location where wireless is available. The product, called a mobile router, is similar to cable or DSL, but is much faster and more convenient. It takes a couple of minutes to download material, but it is much faster than dial-up Internet. (The Digital Collegian) Read more

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