IT Trends :: Thursday, August 31, 2006

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UWGB to Test How Tech-Savvy Its Students Are

Aha! The media is always telling us how much more tech savvy the youngsters are, but in what ways? The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is partnering with ETS to serve up its Information and Communication Technology Assessment. It “tests students on digital information in real-world scenarios.” What a cool idea – finding out what your students really can handle!…

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What Your Freshmen Don’t Know

Beloit College d'es its part each year to make faculty and staff feel old and out of touch. The story is told with a “what students don’t know” label, but it really hurts to think that so much that we know isn’t even part of their world. Our incoming freshmen have only known two in-office presidents!…

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Best Practices for Helping Users to Employ E-mail More Effectively

Do you have someone in development or PR who is sending out 15,000 e-mails with large PDF attachments each week? If you knew that, you might be able to persuade them to post the PDFs and just send links. Saves money and is more polite...

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ASU Downtown to Test Classroom Podcasting, Live Lecture Capture

Arizona State University’s new downtown campus is handling students for the first time this fall. By the end of September, every classroom on the new campus will be equipped to capture and share every lecture as a podcast, including slides and other materials. Many universities have been increasingly turning to podcasts to offer students lectures as well as additional information not provided during class…

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