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SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Case Study

They Can See Clearly Now
Marquette University puts experiments within six inches of its students' noses with a high-tech video and projection system.
By Bridget McCrea
Anyone who has taken a lab where 24 students strain to watch--and subsequently, replicate--a chemistry experiment knows just how difficult the task can be. Fifteen minutes and a quick run-through later, and you're expected to make magic happen, regardless of how clear or confused you were on the instructions....

News & Product Updates

e-Learning Market to hit $52.6 Billion by 2010
With an already strong foothold in the enterprise sector, e-learning is advancing in K-12 and higher education teaching environments, according to San Jose, CA-based market researchers Global Industry Analysts, which project the global e-learning market to surpass $52.6 billion by 2010....
Popularity of Online Universities Rising
Half of a group of prospective college students who said they would be interested in taking an online course in the next 12 months also said they would like to enroll in a completely online degree program, according to a recent survey conducted by the American InterContinental University Online....
Aviation University Launches Worldwide Virtual Classroom
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL) has debuted EagleVision, a Web-enabled, collaborative virtual classroom designed for aviation and aeronautical education....
Blackboard To Give Away $25,000 Greenhouse Grant for Virtual Worlds
Learning management provider Blackboard is expanding its "Greenhouse" initiative into the area of immersive virtual learning. Through a new program, called the Greenhouse Grant for Virtual Worlds, a single recipient will receive a $25,000 for the integration of virtual worlds into teaching and learning....
Apple: Records for Mac, iPhone, Education; iPod Units Also Up
Apple today held its third-quarter conference call to discuss financial results with investors. During the call, the company for the first time revealed initial sales for its newly introduced iPhone. It also announced positive growth for the education market and for the iPod in particular, along with record sales for Macintosh systems....

Tech Notes

Helping eLearners Succeed
The 10 best ways to offer content, resource, and study strategy support to online learners...(Campus Technology)

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