IT Trends :: Thursday, October 12, 2006


New Technology

New Campus Computing Project Data and Analysis Released

“More than one-third of U.S. college campuses have Wi-Fi, giving their students blanket wireless broadband access at school.” In other words (or numbers), 35.9 percent of colleges are totally wireless. It’s about time! The study found that 60.5 percent of colleges and universities increased their information technology budgets for wireless for the current school year…

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Vinton Cerf Identifies True Prognosticators

Picture frames that channel Internet images to your living room wall? “If you really want to know what will happen with the Internet, ask a 13-year-old,” Vinton Cerf said, recently. The Internet pioneer says more than one billion people worldwide use the Web, and he believes its future is in the hands of young people…

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CaseLife Improves Communication at CWRU

Case Western Reserve University senior Robert Klayman wrote a piece of software for his senior thesis. Now everyone’s using it. CaseLife is a Web site whose main purpose is to serve as a campus-wide communication hub. It was designed to post events automatically from all the separate campus calendars…

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SIUE Professor Offers Podcast Series That's Out of This World

“Astronomy-Cast” at the University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, could well continue the trend of colleges and universities using IT to reach out and educate the world at large, not just paying students. The latest podcast discussed dark matter – its discovery, detection, and what it is. More than 25,000 people from 100 countries around the world downloaded the show to learn about physical objects or particles that emit little or no detectable radiation of their own…

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