SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, December 6, 2006

News & Product Updates

Call for Entries

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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The Wisdom of Crowds

“We Are Smarter Than Me” is an interesting collaboration among MIT, the Wharton School, and Pearson Publishing that will result in a book to be published next fall on the relationship between social networks and the rules of business. A wiki will be used to construct this text from authors at the participating schools and others who sign up to participate.

Like other wikis, the underlying assumption for this book is premised on the “wisdom of crowds” as best predictors of the future and other probabilistic events...

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Survey Examines Student Engagement

The “2006 National Survey of Student Engagement” (NSSE) has been released and it details the perceptions of some 260,000 randomly selected first year and senior-year students at U.S. colleges and universities of their college experience.

Based on the premise that engaged learners learn more and learn more deeply, the survey presents engagement profiles that differ between students taking courses online at a distance and those enrolled in traditional course offerings...

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