IT Trends :: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Opinion

Repeat After Me: When It Happens on Our Campus, We Will Be Ready!
By Terry Calhoun

One of the consequences of modern communications technology is that we know of so many more bad things that happen. We know about them when we previously would not; we know about them sooner; and we know about them in more detail than ever before. As the world "shrinks" and the population grows, more and more bad things happen too.....

IT News

Resubmit Your 2007 Innovators Nominations!
ATTENTION: PLEASE RESUBMIT YOUR INNOVATORS ENTRY!

The editors of Campus Technology apologize for technical problems with the entry form for the 2007 Innovators competition. It appears that many entry forms were not received even though it appeared to the senders that the forms had indeed gone through.

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE to May 15, to accommodate resubmission, and WE STRONGLY ADVISE ALL ENTRANTS TO RESUBMIT AT ONCE; all technical problems have been resolved....

Long Beach City College Switches On Enrollment System
Southern California community college Long Beach City College has gone live with a new Cognos-based enrollment management system that was designed by Irvine, CA-based professional services firm e2e Analytix....
Midwest Universities To Launch Broadband Optical Net
The University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have banded together to create the Broadband Optical Research, Education, and Sciences Network (BOREAS-Net), a high-speed optical network to share data and collaborate with other institutions....
Report Profiles IT Training at U.S. Universities
Dublin, Ireland-based research firm Research and Markets has released a new report that tracks how various institutions of higher learning in the United States are trying to improve the computer literacy of their faculty and students....
UMB Implements VoIP
University of Maryland's Baltimore campus has replaced its old voice mail system with CallXpress from Applied Voice and Speech Technologies (AVST) as a part of a phased migration to voice over IP. According to AVST, the new voice system will "provide unified messaging functionality and VoIP migration capabilities."...
Software Boosts Math Success Rates at Black Hills State U
An artificial-intelligence based tutoring system that gauges student understanding of math and helps them learn at their own pace has greatly boosted student progress and retention in college algebra at Black Hills State University....
MIT Completes First Course Devoted to PlayStation Tech
MIT last week completed what claims is the first course in the United States devoted to the capabilities of the Cell Broadband Engine or Cell/B.E., the chip that powers the Sony PlayStation3 entertainment platform....
U Wisconsin Expands Content Management to 7 Campuses
The University of Wisconsin recently expanded its licensing agreement with Xythos, developer of content management software, to include seven campuses. The decision was made after initial installation on the university's Madison and Milwaukee campuses....

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