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SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Case Study

Ball State Rolls Out HD in Digital Media Project
By Linda L. Briggs
A years-long project at Ball State University to digitize a huge range of content is using advanced encoding technology and digital rights management (DRM) to help manage and make available thousands of hours of content stored in its libraries. Now, the university is expanding its digital offerings to include high-definition TV....

News & Product Updates

Duke: iPhone Not To Blame
It's been widely reported over the last week that Duke University had suffered network outages caused by Apple's iPhone. Duke University CIO Tracy Futhey released a statement Friday refuting this, saying not only that the problem had been minor and temporary, but that it was not caused by the iPhone at all....
Adobe Debuts eLearning Software
Adobe today announced an update to the company's electronic learning software, Captivate. The new version 3.0 will add enhanced recording capabilities and integration with Microsoft PowerPoint. It will ship in August....
U New Orleans Opens Virtual Classroom in Second Life
The University of New Orleans will begin offering classes this fall on a virtual campus in Second Life. There are currently about 6.5 million people who circulate in the electronic community....
Oxford Fines Rowdy Students Based on Facebook Images
Oxford University has begun fining students whose Facebook profiles contain pictures of "trashings," a flavor of rowdiness that Oxford undergraduates indulge in after final exams. Trashings involve getting covered in eggs and flour by fellow revelers. The fines range from $80 to $200, according to an Associated Press report....
Open Source Portal Project Honored as Catalyst
The uPortal project to develop a free, sharable Web portal for higher education won the 2007 Catalyst award, given by the Educause association for innovation and excellence in campus IT....

Tech Notes

Keep Up or Fall Behind
By Rama Ramaswami
New CMS features and functions are driving true innovation in content management, and enabling information access, sharing, collaboration, and tracking on a scale heretofore unimaginable. Does your system measure up?...(Campus Technology)

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