SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Case Study

Classroom Recordings Augment Lectures at U of Alabama
By Linda L. Briggs
Products that can record a classroom lecture and make it available after the fact sometimes raise concerns that class attendance will drop off as a result. For the most part, that hasn't been the case for Geology Professor Dr. David Brommer, who uses a classroom capture product from Tegrity at the University of Alabama to record lectures in his Principals of Physical Geography course. The course, which focuses on weather and climate, includes PowerPoint lectures, video, and group discussion....

News & Product Updates

Campus Technology Kicks Off 2007 Innovators Nominations
You’re doing great things with technology on campus—we want to know about them. We seek exemplary colleges and universities, their visionary technology project leadership, and their innovative vendor partners who have deployed extraordinary campus technology solutions to campus challenges.

Could you be one of this year’s recognized technology leaders? CT’s 2007 Innovators will be featured in the August issue and recognized at the Campus Technology 2007 conference in Washington, DC, July 30-Aug. 2, 2007....

Tulane U Launches LiveWorld Community Center
In an effort to reach out to newly admitted high school seniors, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, has expanded its online community presence with the launch of its new Tulane Community Center. The new service is built on the Community Center platform from LiveWorld....
UMassOnline Credits Record Enrollment with Program Offerings
UMassOnline yesterday announced record enrollment and revenues for fiscal 2007. UMassOnline is the online learning division of the University of Massachusetts. The organization said it credits the record enrollment with "the depth and breadth of our program offerings," according to David Gray, CEO....
Park University Launches Mobile Phone Program
Park University in Parkville, MO has entered into a partnership with Rave Wireless and Sprint Nextel to launch a mobile phone program for its campuses, which span 21 states. As part of the deal, Rave will provide its academic applications on the phones, while Sprint will extend its wireless network to cover the university's campuses....

Tech Notes

Serving the Online Learner
By Judith B. Boettcher
Support and advising systems provide a competitive edge for institutions by helping to develop a lasting relationship between eLearner and school....(Campus Technology)

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