Campus Technology talks with Susan Metros about some of the topics she'll present in her live keynote at the upcoming CT virtual event (November 18, 2010). Metros offers her views on both why and how IT leaders should strive to understand teaching and learning principles at their institutions more fully, and to support them--and today's students as "mobile, global, and digital citizens"--more directly in IT strategic plans.
Engineering students at Stanford have a new home. The university recently dedicated the Huang Engineering Center, which will house 270 faculty, staff, and students from the Management Science and Engineering, the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.More
Eastern Washington University has upgraded its degree audit reporting system to a newer, Java-based program.More
Following a nationwide search, Cornell University has named Ted Dodds as its new chief information officer.More
Desire2Learn is integrating Microsoft's Live@edu service into its Learning Suite, an educational software package that includes a learning management system, electronic portfolio, learning repository, and analytics tool.More
Assistive technology developer Don Johnston Inc. has released a new tool that allows users to convert electronic books to the EPUB format, used by Android and iOS devices, among other electronic book readers and tablet devices.More
A company that specializes in applications for managing high performance computing (HPC) clusters has upgraded its HPC management application. Platform Computing's latest version of Platform HPC sports enhanced support for applications and job scheduling, as well as a more user-friendly Web interface.More
Blackboard has brought its Mobile Central app to the Android platform. The app, intended for smart phones, is custom-built for each institution then made available to the campus community for free.More