SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Case Study

Open Source Connects Courseware at Rice University
By Linda L. Briggs
As the Internet rapidly reshapes how scholarly information is disseminated at colleges and universities, an open-source, open-community initiative at Rice University in Houston may portend the future....

News & Product Updates

Elluminate Releases Live! V8
Education technology developer Elluminate has released Elluminate Live! V8, an update to the company's flagship e-learning, conferencing, and online collaboration tool. The new version adds a variety of functional enhancements and is available now. The company's vRoom, a free conferencing tool based on Elluminate Live!, is also being updated to incorporate some of the functionality of Live! V8....
Luidia Previews Classroom Technologies
At the InfoComm show in Anaheim, CA last week, Luidia previewed several upcoming enhancements to its line of classroom technologies, including new student response capabilities and various updates to eBeam-based systems....
NEC Intros 4 Projectors at InfoComm
NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced four new models in its lineup of LCD projectors, including one designed specifically for the education market. These include the NP1150, NP2150, NP3150, and VT700. The new models debuted at the InfoComm 2007 show in Anaheim, CA....
Sanyo Shows Off 15,000-Lumen Projector with Wireless HD
Sanyo last week debuted debuted two new LCD projectors at the InfoComm show in Anaheim, CA. Both models are designed for high light output, including a 6,500-lumen portable model and a 15,000-lumen unit designed for large installations....
Sony Debuts 8 Classroom Projectors
At the InfoComm show last week in Anaheim, CA, Sony unveiled eight new LCD projectors designed for classrooms and conference rooms, many of which will be available this month. The new model lineup ranges from about $1,000 to $3,300....

Tech Notes

Teaching & Learning Technology: Collaborate!
By Matt Villano
Teaching and learning is reaching new heights via powerful (and sometimes, unexpected) collaboration tools: meeting, conferencing, class capture applications--even wikis and open source course management systems. Find your campus collaboration model here...(Campus Technology)

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