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Texting, Facebook Used to Alert Students
September 27, 2007

"As the school year starts, colleges around the country are applying the lessons of Virginia Tech and using high technology to get the word out fast in a crisis. " …

Report on Four Technologies Demonstrated at UCF on July 27, 2007
September 27, 2007

These are the results of testing done at the University of Central Florida by Dr. Lei Wei on four emergency notification technologies: Madahcomm, Athoc, ConnectED, and ViaRadio. …

Exploring Student Communications Services for the 21st Century
September 19, 2007

Today’s IT leaders face multiple challenges united by a common thread: determining when to provide custom IT services for students, when to facilitate their use of external IT services, and whe…

Exploration Of Partnership Opportunities For Campus Collaborative Tools - Final Report
July 25, 2007

Recently a diverse committee of Berkeley campus leaders met with representatives from Google and Microsoft to explore the Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Live@EDU service offerings and to…

Outsourcing Student Collaborative Services
September 10, 2007

Outsourcing Student Collaboration Services Arizona State University and Northwestern University have successfully outsourced their student collaboration services. Ball State University has implem…

UC Berkeley Emergency People Locator System
August 31, 2007

The UC Berkeley People Locator is a web-based contact system to provide information to members of the UC Berkeley community and to their families and friends in the event of an emergency affectin…

Colleges Testing Google Apps
August 30, 2007

U.S. universities are signing for the free Google Apps hosted software suite--but aren't abandoning Microsoft apps just yet. U.S. universiti…

Mobile Learning
June 15, 2007

This entire issue of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , Vol 8, No 2 (2007), is focused on mobile learning. This special issue addresses some of the issues and…

Text Messaging to Improve Social Presence in Online Learning
July 30, 2007

Text Messaging to Improve Social Presence in Online Learning A pilot study of text messaging explored its usefulness in enhancing social presence and communication in online courses By J.…

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…