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Collaboration Tools
August 21, 2008

Students use technology in natural ways that allow them to do what they want: communicate with anyone they want, in the time and space that suits them best. Easily accessible and user-friendly, c…

7 Things You Should Know About Google Apps
March 19, 2008

Google Apps is a collection of web-based programs and file storage that run in a web browser. The applications include communication tools (Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Calendar), productivity …

7 Things You Should Know About Data Visualization
October 11, 2007

Data visualization is the graphical representation of information. Information technology combines the principles of visualization with powerful applications and large data sets to create sophist…

7 Things You Should Know About Twitter
July 18, 2007

Twitter is an online application that is part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given momen…

ELI Innovations & Implementations—Student Success Initiative, Montgomery County Community College
January 1, 2006

Montgomery County Community College is using technology to create a culture of evidence, drawing on campus-wide data and sharing information with other institutions to increase student retention. M…

7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Meetings
February 15, 2006

Virtual meetings are real-time interactions that take place over the Internet using integrated audio and video, chat tools, and application sharing. They offer a way to engage students in fully i…

7 Things You Should Know About Instant Messaging
November 15, 2005

Instant messaging (IM) is a form of online communication that allows real-time interaction through computers or mobile devices. Although typed text remains the primary convention for IM, the tech…

Standing on the Plateau Looking Forward:
January 1, 2005

The author discusses the Croquet Project, which is a combination of open source computer software and network architecture that supports deep collaboration and resource sharing among large number…

How (and Why) to Listen to Heavy Metal: Participating in Standards Development Lets Higher Education Control its Destiny
January 1, 2003

One of the goals of the NLII is developing tools and standards to support new learning environments and creating market structures for the development of interactive learning materials. The NLII g…

Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity
January 1, 1995

This paper reports on a 1995 Educom Roundtable of higher education administrators, policy analysts, faculty members and independent information technology consultants. The Roundtable discussed how…