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SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Case Study

Text Messaging Service Keeps UF Students in the Loop
By Linda L. Briggs
At the University of Florida, about 10,000 of the school's nearly 50,000 students have subscribed to Mobile Campus since it was introduced. Mobile Campus is a cell phone messaging service the university offers to students, faculty, and staff. The service, which costs the university nothing, allows "members" to connect through their cell phones using text messages....

News & Product Updates

Study: Online Degree Program Preferences
What are the most popular online programs in higher education? According to a report from education consulting firm Eduventures, most students enrolled in programs online are participating in bachelor's degree programs, followed by associate degrees....
Flagler College To Take Historic Buildings Wireless
Flagler College in Florida will deploy a wireless network throughout its campus in an effort to preserve the integrity of the historic buildings on the school's site and to provide centralized security for its wireless users. Alcatel-Lucent will handle the implementation....
DyKnow To Add Blackboard Integration
Education technology provider DyKnow said it will be adding integration to Blackboard's course management system with the next release of it DyKnow Vision and DyKnow Monitor software, slated for release in May....
BenQ Debuts DLP Projectors
BenQ has introduced two new DLP projectors, the SP830 and SP831, both of which offer high light output and WXGA resolution....

Tech Notes

Open Source Technology Update: Breaking Away
By Joseph C. Panettieri
Brad Wheeler is breaking with tradition. As CIO of Indiana University, Wheeler is leading an ambitious move to open source-based applications that will manage the bulk of the university's business and academic systems. One of the initiatives, known as the Kuali Project, involves multiple universities writing and sharing code for their financial and operational systems. Another, the Sakai Project, is a community source platform for academic teaching and course management....(Campus Technology)

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