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SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Case Study

Web-based Learning at Dalhousie U Connects Canadian Students
By Linda L. Briggs
Software tools that allow colleges and universities to deliver classes over the Internet, either standalone or as a component of a traditional face to face class, are nothing new. But personalizing the online experience beyond slides can be a challenge....

News & Product Updates

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Joins WPI Game Faculty
Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced that computer intelligence pioneer Charles Rich, associate director of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, MA, will join the university's "Interactive Media and Game Development" faculty July 1....
Imperial College London Overhauls Digital Image Library
London's Imperial College has outsourced management of an image library containing 20,000 pictures, a move that has lowered its administrative overhead and made it possible to tag the images more easily. IC is using the Brandworkz 3.0 digital asset management system, developed by GlobusMedia to manage the online image library for 5,000 university staff....
CourseAdvisor Helps Universities Profile 'Ideal' Students
Marketing company CourseAdvisor (Wakefield, MA) has formed a Data Mining Group to help higher education institutions apply data capturing and filtering against their inquiry data pools to generate profiles of their ideal prospective students/enrollees....
McGraw-Hill Higher Ed, NCAT To Develop Cheaper College Learning Tech
McGraw-Hill Higher Education and the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) will jointly develop college learning solutions with an eye toward innovation and affordability....

Tech Notes

Star Power
By Katherine Grayson
In recent days, CT has had multiple discussions with Internet2 guru Ken Klingenstein (director, Internet2 Middleware and Security): notably, in our C-Level View newsletter (April 25) and in our June Visionary column. Always forthright and fascinating, Klingenstein makes no bones about the many issues IT pros will grapple with as US campuses move into an increasingly connected, globalized, digital environment. One of his recent statements, however, touched on the critical career skills they will need...(Campus Technology)

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