SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

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Good news for schools in need of high-end projection capability. Campus Technology magazine will be following the campus use of four Canon REALiS SX6 multimedia projectors – equipment that boasts new levels of razor-sharp projection for intricately detailed applications (including small text) – to see how advances in “smart classroom” technology (such as Canon’s brand-new “AISYS Enhanced” LCOS technology) are actually impacting classroom work...

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NEC Launches Education Rewards Program

NEC Corporation of America is launching a new rewards program called NEC Star Student. This program helps educational institutions acquire visual displays needed to share information and move students to new levels of discovery without straining the university’s budget.

NEC Star Student is a program specifically designed for education. All public or private, accredited, not-for-profit educational institutions involved in K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and home schools with vocational and technical instruction or administration in the U.S. or Canada are eligible for NEC Star Student. It offers NEC purchase rewards, such as EDUwards, free third and fourth year warranties, and the NEC exclusive PowerUp and Lamp Protect Programs...

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RateMyProfessors Adds Pictures

RateMyProfessors.com took on a whole new meaning when the service added a feature enabling students to add photos of their professors. Camera phones will now have new uses in the classroom, according to Patrick Nagle, president of RateMyProfessors.com. However, to help filter out malicious content, every photo will be manually reviewed by one of 1,500 administrators. “In addition, we provide tools like RSS Feeds and Flagging, which give professors a degree of control over content that's posted," said Nagle.

RateMyProfessors.com currently has about 6,200,000 ratings on about 800,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom...

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