SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Case Study

NYU College of Dentistry Takes Textbooks Online
By Linda L. Briggs
Today's students have little patience for trudging to the library and researching a question on paper. For better or worse, they're far more likely to jump online and use tools like Google and Wikipedia to try to find answers quickly....

News & Product Updates

Santa Clara U Debuts Future Library in Second Life
Santa Clara University is debuting its new library--even though it won't be finished until next fall--in Second Life, the online virtual community....
DyKnow 5 Enhances Interface, Adds Blackboard Integration
Education technology developer DyKnow has released DyKnow Vision and Monitor 5.0. Both tools, designed for classroom environments, add enhancements in the areas of compatibility, user interface, and various productivity features....
Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro Notebooks
Apple has released three upgraded models in its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers. The new models get processor speed boosts across the entire base line. The three new models are avalable with either 15- or 17-inch screens and now come stock with 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4 GB....
Internet2, Student Media Group, Produce Digital Film Fest
Internet2, the higher education research consortium, is working with a student-managed television network to produce a film festival that will showcase films solely on the Internet....
Securexam 'Cheat-Proofs' Remote Test Taking
Software Secure (Cambridge, MA) has released its Securexam Remote Proctor system, which provides exam security for distance learning environments. Working with Troy University's (Troy, AL) distance learning program--which maintains an advanced distance learning program--the system eliminates the need for remote students to take exams on-site or in the presence of a proctor....

Tech Notes

Project: Project!
By Katherine Grayson
Do the newest projector products have a profound impact on teaching and learning in the 'smart' classroom, or could 'new' merely mean 'newer'?...(Campus Technology)

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