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Archive for February, 2013

Moving Exams Out of the Classroom

Campus Technology: “The idea of moving exam-taking out of the classroom and into dedicated testing centers on campus is gaining currency. The approach frees up valuable class time, and allows for more frequent and varied testing approaches.”

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Campus Technology: “Panasonic has debuted four new lamp-free single chip DLP projectors for education facilities. The Solid Shine Series projectors with LED/laser light source all feature 3,500 lumens of brightness and are designed to operate up to 20,000 hours without maintenance, according to a company statement.”

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ZDNet Education: “We can’t even import enough programmers to meet the demand, and the shortage is only going to get worse, no thanks to our out-of-touch educational priorities in this country.”

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Wired Campus: “The sharp increase in the number of Internet-connected devices that students are bringing to campuses has left many universities struggling to find ways to provide the necessary bandwidth to meet the demand, according to a survey of campus technology officials released this week.”

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Host a Website on Google Drive

ProfHacker: “Last month, Mark showed us how to use Google Drive to host a continuously-updating archive of a Twitter account. Doing so means taking advantage of a new Google Drive feature, ‘site publishing.’”

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ReadWrite: “Cisco has installed more than 1,900 telepresence systems around the world, offering business-oriented, multi-camera video-conferencing technology designed to gives the impression that all the participants are sitting in the same room.  With a new partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Cisco will be putting this tech in business-school classrooms, offering what’s being called a fully immersive, coast-to-coast educational experience – starting with San Francisco- and Philadelphia-connected classes.”

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Of MOOCs and Mousetraps

Wired Campus: “Generally people approach new problems by beginning with what they already know, so early conversations are rooted in clichés about reinventing wheels or building better mousetraps.”

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