C-Level View :: May 24, 2006

Executive View

Your Institution in the Immersive Learning Ecosystem

By Krishna P.C. Madhavan, Purdue University (IN)

Traditional wisdom at colleges and universities has always been, “Don’t throw technology at the problem.” The future, however, may belong to those who do use technology, but figure out how to “throw technology” optimally at the problem. As the quality and personalization of IT services for students increases, institutions have an opportunity to ride the wave of an ongoing technological revolution that’s fueled in large part by their own students. But a good strategy is based on the view that your institution is part of the immersive learning ecosystem. You can clarify this vision by mapping your technology initiatives to real-world phenomena. Here are some ideas to jump-start your thinking...

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Worth Noting

More iTunes for You

UC Berkeley (CA) has joined a small but growing number of schools distributing video and audio recordings of course lectures and other content through Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store. It is also the first site to make all of its iTunes U content available publicly...

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High Performance Installation

HPC means not only fast computing but also rapid deployment at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The university’s new supercomputer, dubbed TSUBAME, was up and running in less than a month, one of the shortest times on record for a world-class HPC installation...

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From the Personnel Office

Sally Johnstone to Join Winona State University (MN)

After seventeen years as founding director of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), a program of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE), Sally Johnstone will make the move this coming August to Winona State University where she will serve as VP for Academic Affairs...

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