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SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, July 5, 2007

Case Study

Classroom Support at UNC Goes Both Ways
By Linda L. Briggs
A simple two-way digital intercom system installed in classrooms at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has greatly reduced the support department's response time. And although it hasn't been used for an emergency yet, the intercom system can also serve to instantly broadcast a single message to all or some classrooms at once....

News & Product Updates

LUC Fine Tunes Site for Recruitment
Loyola University Chicago recently revamped its website’s organization and features in an attempt to target and attract prospective students. According to Loyola, 77.8 percent of freshman its applications were received online, and the majority of the current freshman class was chosen from online applicants....
Interactive Version of 'Holt Biology' Unveiled
Secondary education publisher Holt Rinehart and Winston (Atlanta, GA) has unveiled its Interactive Online Edition of Holt Biology, which includes various interactive features such as downloadable English and Spanish audio readings for replay on portable audio players, such as iPods....
Georgia DTAE To Standardize Student Evaluations, Planning Surveys
The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (GDTAE), which oversees the Technical College System of Georgia, said it plans to standardize on Scantron's Class Climate and eListen systems in order to standardize the surveys it conducts with students....
U Washington To Serve Students Recording Industry Lawsuits
The University of Washington last week said it would charge students it detects are illegally downloading music with copyright violations on behalf of the recording industry....
Campus Messaging System Upgrades Continue Apace
Colleges and universities around the country are continuing to rapidly adopt or upgrade their electronic and wireless messaging systems for campus emergency alerts in the wake of the Virginia Tech mass murder....

Tech Notes

Mapping Out the Future of Campus Maps
By Terry Calhoun
A recent question posed to the college and university webmasters list, UWEBD, asked the list subscribers to share their latest expertise and stories about the production and publication of campus maps. Not surprisingly, the ensuing discussion was enlightening. I'll share some of it here...(Campus Technology)

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