SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Case Study

Teaching with Technology: Facilitating the Process (Part 2)
The means to bring about change
By Ric Keaster, Leroy Metze, and Angela Hillegas
Colleges and universities across the nation have realized that technology is an absolute when considering how courses on their campuses will be delivered--either face to face sessions, through distance learning sessions, or in mixed formats.....

News & Product Updates

WeBWorK Ramps Up Online Homework Tool
Open-source homework system WeBWorK is being ramped up for new multimedia capabilities and enhanced assessment functionality. Developers met earlier this month at an American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) workshop to help fine tune the software and plan for these enhanced capabilities, some of which are presently in the developer release. An interim update (2.4.1) was also released last week, adding various minor improvements and fixes....
Live Help Initiative Expanded for Higher Ed
Software on demand provider Velaro is ramping up its Academic Live Help Initiative by making its services available to the higher ed community as a whole. The company currently provides live help services to a number of universities.....
Universities Adopt Document Management
According to Perceptive Software, a developer of document management systems, five new universities have signed on to use its ImageNow enterprise document management and workflow solution....
Palm Beach CC Deploys DocFinity Management Software
Palm Beach Community College in Florida has implemented DocFinity on its multiple campuses. DocFinity, from Optical Image Technology, is a document imaging, management, and workflow solution....
Drexel Upgrades Internet Library as Learning Lab
Drexel University will collaborate with the University of Michigan and Florida State University to help transform its 10-year-old Internet Public Library (IPL) into a "virtual teaching and learning laboratory for digital reference," the university announced....

Tech Notes

Social Networking: [Your College Here] Wants to Be Your 'Friend'
Resourceful college administrators, marketers, and technologists are discovering that the best way to reach their students—and prospective students—is to speak to them in their own social networking space...(Campus Technology)
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