Campus Technology Announces 2008 'Innovators' at Boston Conference

Winners Chosen from Hundreds of Campus Projects Across North America

[Press Release] Today Campus Technology magazine unveiled its 2008 slate of technology "Innovators" at the 15th annual Campus Technology Conference in Boston, MA.

Guest speaker Edward V. Chapel, VP for Information Technology at Montclair State University, joined Katherine Grayson, Editor-in-Chief of Campus Technology, at the morning's general session, where the winners were announced and their projects presented to a ballroom filled with campus education technology leaders looking for new ideas and approaches that could be applied to their own IT challenges.

"Innovators" were chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted by campus technologists, their peers, and their vendor partners to the annual contest. The submissions were reviewed by CT editors with 2008's field of 14 being selected from an initial group of 275 nominees.

Selections were made on the basis of true innovation--projects that involved not only a solid technology implementation, but something more that made the school stand out. Winning projects were notable for their unique approaches to tech challenges, or for providing an exceptional or unusual benefit to the campus community. Projects chosen involved both large and small budgets, and targeted a variety of technologies.

The Innovators will be profiled in the August issue of Campus Technology, and on the web at campustechnology.com.

2008 Campus Technology Innovators and Their Vendor Partners

Abilene Christian University
Mobile Learning: ACU Connected
Apple, AT&T Wireless, Google

Ball State University
Virtual World Learning: Digital Arts in Second Life
Adobe, Apple, Blackboard, Fraps, Linden Labs

Ball State University
Digital Media Training & Support: Digital Corps
Adobe, Apple, Certiport

Bryant University
Emergency Preparedness: Emergency Preparedness and Community Partnerships
Cisco

California State University, Fullerton
Web Conferencing / Blended Learning: The Remote Enabling of Instrumentation in Chemistry
iLink Communications, Microsoft, TechSmith

College of William & Mary
Tablet PCs: Improving Large Lecture Courses via Tablet PCs
Adobe, Lenovo, Addlogix, Microsoft

Cuyahoga Community College
Business Intelligence: One Institutional Intelligence
Microsoft

Furman University
Interactive, Remote Learning: Interactive Field Experiences
Apache, AT&T Wireless, Da-Lite, Google, HP, IBM, JBL, NEC, Python, Shure, TechSmith, Verizon Wireless, Vonage

Harford Community College
Student Advising Technology: SAILOR
Microsoft, Nuance, NuVision Networks, Oracle, SunGard, Xerox

Ohio Dominican University
Network Security: Information Security Renovation Project
Acunetix, Anixis, Bradford Networks, Jacadis, P3 Strategic, Qualys, TriGeo Network Security

Texas A & M University
Collaboration Tools: E-mail Collaboration System
IBM, NetApp, Novell, Zimbra

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Social Networking for Admissions
ClubRed, Straxis Technology, Talisma

University of Northern Iowa
High-Performance Computing: Edu-Grid
Intel, TotalView Technologies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Enhanced Learning / Assessment: Enhancing Laboratory Learning with Technology
Blackboard, Dell, eInstruction, HP, Learning Objects, Microsoft, TechSmith, Wacom

Additional information on Campus Technology 2008 is available at http://campustechnology.com/mcv/events/conference/Summer08/.

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