Collaboration

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Steelcase Introduces Collaborative Tool for Active Learning Environments

To address the changing needs of students and educators, and to better prepare students for the demands of the 21st century economy, Steelcase is introducing media:scape mini and media:scape mobile to enhance the classroom collaboration experience at HigherEd TECH, a technology summit for higher education held as part of the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES). 

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SUNY Empire State College Selects GoingOn Academic Engagement Network

GoingOn Networks, Inc. recently announced that the State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College has selected GoingOn’s Academic Engagement Network as a key component of its School of Graduate Studies’ innovative new collaborative learning environment.

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Admissions communication is streamlined with Jenzabar technology

Avila University receives Jenzovation Award for innovative product

Avila University had a communications problem. Or rather, a communications coordination problem.

A flawed process prevented admissions representatives, coaches, department chairs and others from knowing what each had told prospective students. The confusion hindered administrators at the private Catholic school that prides itself on getting to know every single one of its 1,800 students.

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Virginia State University Selects GoingOn Academic Engagement Network

GoingOn Networks, Inc. announced today that Virginia State University has selected its Academic Engagement Network to foster deeper levels of collaborative learning and student engagement at the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business (RFLSB). GoingOn’s academic social platform enables RFLSB students and faculty to more effectively connect, collaborate and share information utilizing a powerful online environment that combines self-service communities, a virtual commons with intelligent message streams and integrated academic networking.

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Ericom AccessNow for Enterprise Portals – Secure, Portal-based, HTML5 Web Access to Windows Applications, Desktops and Services

Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced the availability of Ericom AccessNow for Enterprise Portals, the newest capability of the AccessNow HTML5 product family. AccessNow for Enterprise Portals enables the integration of Windows applications and desktops within leading enterprise portals, including IBM WebSphere Portal, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle WebCenter Suite, Oracle WebLogic Portal, SAP NetWeaver, JBoss Enterprise Portal platform, and others.

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Arizona State University Selects GoingOn to Help Transform Student Engagement & Enrich Online Academic Life

GoingOn Networks, Inc. announced today that Arizona State University (ASU) has selected the GoingOn Academic Engagement Network to help foster new levels of engagement and collaboration across its campuses. The GoingOn platform provides ASU with an integrated solution for deploying an academic social network where students, faculty and administrators can more easily collaborate and share information outside the confines of their online courses.

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Steelcase Expands Collaboration Tools

Changes on today’s campuses are extraordinary. To address the changing needs of students and educators, Steelcase is introducing media:scape mobile to enhance the classroom collaboration experience at EduCause 2011, a conference for higher education IT.  Rapidly changing technology means new approaches to learning at the same time many instructors are embracing a more active – and interactive – style of instruction.

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Scality And Teamdrive Announce Secure And Scalable File-Sharing And Synchronization Solution For Private Clouds

Organic storage pioneer Scality and synchronization and collaboration specialist TeamDrive today announced the integration of Scality's cloud storage with TeamDrive's secure synchronization and collaboration solution. The result, a complete file-sharing and synchronization solution for private clouds, is aimed squarely at customers that want to provide a high degree of collaboration functionality and mobility, while also maintaining total security of data by encrypting data transfer and keeping it on their own infrastructure.

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A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Educating administrators for strategic financial literacy on a college campus

As I write this, the markets have tumbled again, the Chronicle notes "renewed jitters" at colleges and universities, and Moody's warns of a mounting backlog of deferred maintenance on campuses, a sign to rating agencies of weakened financial positions.

Blackboard Jumble

Center for Teaching & Learning, Regent University

Blackboard, the ubiquitous online course-management tool, is a valuable resource for faculty, staff, and administrators alike. However, its learning outcomes are only as good as the quality of material that faculty members use to build all of their courses on the back end—a typically lengthy process. So when Regent University (Va.) officials decided to add an undergraduate business major and approached the school’s Center for Teaching & Learning in April 2008 to develop and deploy 40 online courses over the next year, CTL staff knew they had to find a different way of doing things.

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