SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Case Study

Outsourcing CMS in Iowa
By Linda L. Briggs
The Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), made up of seven community colleges, is using an outsourced learning management system to offer its online courses to students across Iowa. The learning management system, eCollege, is specifically designed for managing online learning programs, and helps makes course development and management far easier for colleges within the consortium....

News & Product Updates

Iowa State To Unveil C6, Upgraded Virtual Reality Room
Iowa State University will unveil next week "C6," a newly upgraded six-sided virtual reality room. The 3-meter by 3 meter C6, part of ISU's Virtual Reality Applications Center, will be able to immerse users in VR experiences enhanced by 100 million pixels of computer-generated imagery and eight channels of high-definition audio....
Preview: Angel Learning Island on Second Life
Yesterday Angel Learning, in conjunction with the Second Life Educators Community (SLED), unveiled a brand new island in Second Life dedicated toward educational experimentation. Campus Technology had a chance to teleport to the new island ahead of its public debut to bring you this exclusive preview....
E-Mail Use: Google Looks for Answers from Students
Google yesterday announced that it's looking for input from university students on how they use e-mail on campus. The company has set up a survey to collect information on user preferences....
Drexel Online Reaches, Teaches Hospital Staff
Philadelphia, PA-based Drexel University Online, a subsidiary of the well known Philadelphia technical university, has begun providing special-rate distance learning services to Montgomery Hospital Medical Center (MHMC), a 210-bed hospital serving central Montgomery County, PA....

Tech Notes

Digital Signage: Signing Up
By Matt Villano
If the purpose of a business school is to prepare its students for real-world commercial environments and scenarios, then the College of Business Administration at Creighton University (NE) is doing its scholars proud. The college, which has close to 900 students and provides instruction in everything from economics and finance to entrepreneurship and marketing, recently installed four 40-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) screens from NEC, in prominent areas of its main facility. The goal: to make campus information and news from Wall Street more accessible on a regular basis....(Campus Technology)

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