SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Case Study

Multi-Point Videoconferencing at Indiana University
By Linda L. Briggs

In a state full of distinguished colleges and universities, Indiana University has a long history as an early adopter of advanced media technologies. Now, the university is using a sophisticated videoconferencing system for some 2,000 administrative meetings per year, cutting down on travel time and inconveniences for faculty and staff.

Indiana U, with a residential campus in Bloomington and an urban campus in Indianapolis, has 78,000 undergraduate students and 17,000 graduate students attending the two main campuses and six additional regional campuses scattered across the state. That distribution makes videoconferencing capabilities all the more important....

News & Product Updates

U Mary Washington Partners with KZO Networks for E-Learning
The University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Virginia has launched into an e-learning partnership with KZO Networks, a developer of interactive learning tools. UMW will deploy KZO's tools to enhance its e-learning capabilities with Flash-based presentations, both live and archived....
Research: Blended Versus Online Learning
UA report released last week by Eduventures, Sloan Consortium, and Babson College, shows a slow but steady decline in the percentage of blended courses offered by colleges and universities, while purely online courses continue to grow. At the same time, the report found that colleges and universities have not been meeting consumer demand for online course offerings....
Barco Launches 2k Projectors
Barco this week launched three new projectors in its DP series of DLP-based, cinema-grade projectors. The new models each offer 2k resolution, supporting screens up to 98 feet....

Tech Notes

Converged Devices >> Waiting on the Wave
By Joseph C. Panettieri

Are you prepared to handle the information needs of the next wave of college students? Start planning now, to prevent a tsunami of mobile devices from overwhelming your wireless networks....(Campus Technology)
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