C-Level View :: July 26, 2006

Executive View

Making the Case for Information Literacy

By Lorie Roth, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

For two decades, U.S. newspapers and magazines have featured articles about new technologies; the information explosion, information overload, and information illiterates. They frequently report on students’ (and some professors’) egregious lapses of integrity and judgment in dealing with information. By comparison, the higher education establishment has been relatively feeble in its attempt to raise awareness of and adapt to the shifting demands of the information age. Due to the advance of the dot-coms, dot-orgs, dot-govs, and dot-edus, what students learn and how they learn will have to be reconceived...

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Worth Noting

Rice Brings Back University Press as Digital

After a ten-year-long print publishing hiatus, Rice University in Texas announced plans to re-establish its university press in exclusively digital format, promoting Rice University Press as the first fully digital university press in the United States...

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UMassOnline to Deploy Horizon Wimba’s Live Classroom

A One of the largest distance education programs in the world, with some 1,000 online courses offered annually, UMassOnline will use Live Classroom to support all live classes and meetings...

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From the Personnel Office

John Lawson to Assume Role at WWU

John D. Lawson

John Lawson
Western Washington University.

On August 15, John D. Lawson will take up his new post as Western Washington University’s Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO.

Lawson most recently served as CIO at Tulane University, and prior to that as CIO and Associate Vice President at Pepperdine University. He succeeds Jerry Boles, who is retiring as WWU’s Vice Provost.

[Editor’s note: John Lawson will join a plenary panel to discuss disaster preparedness and recovery – specifically his experience as Tulane’s CIO during Hurricane Katrina – at next week’s Campus Technology 2006 conference in Boston.] ...

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