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SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Case Study

Software Boosts Math Success Rates at Black Hills State U
By Linda L. Briggs
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....

News & Product Updates

Please Resubmit Your 2007 Campus Technology Innovators Nominations!

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....

U Miami LiveAccess Classes Debut
University of Miami's Global Business English live classroom courses debuted April 23 using Vemics' LiveAccess software. Students at the University of Moscow will be among the first participants to use the university's video collaboration technologies....
SAS Launches OnDemand for Academics
Analytics software developer SAS recently announced OnDemand for Academics, a new service designed for higher education. The new version provides additional means for students and educators to access SAS analytics technologies, via the Internet through a graphical interface....
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....
Blackboard Honors University Customers for Innovations
Blackboard Inc. last week held its annual conference for users of its electronic commerce platform, the Blackboard Commerce Suite. During the program, two of its academic customers were recognized with Greenhouse "exemplary service" awards: Duke University and the University of Alabama....

Tech Notes

Technology & the Community College: Pulling in Tandem (Part 2)
By Susan D. Heid
Finding the perfect vendor partner for any campus initiative takes more than patience and planning; it takes an open mind. In the case of the two institutions and their software initiative leaders profiled below, a careful assessment of need—coupled with a good deal of out-of-the-box thinking—led to innovative approaches to vendor partnering for project success. Got an upcoming software initiative that could use some help? Throw out preconceived ideas and look for a win-win in the technology vendor community....(Campus Technology)

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