Social Media

Abilene Christian University Mobilizes Learning with Smartphones

ACU commits to mobile, delivers advanced applications supported by an Alcatel-Lucent network infrastructure

Integrating mobile devices in learning is getting to be old hat in Abilene, Texas.

As early as 2008, Abilene Christian University (ACU) was the first university in the United States to provide each incoming student with an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. Each of the nearly 4,800 students on the ACU campus located 180 miles west of Dallas can access course calendars, campus maps, receive homework alerts, security alerts, and answer in-class surveys and quizzes, among other ACUdeveloped web applications.

Broadening the reach of lecture capture with mobile devices

Instructors can hold traditionally live classes online with the help of McGraw-Hill Tegrity

Technology has enabled higher education to extend instruction outside of the traditional classroom. New lecture capture technology such as the McGraw-Hill Tegrity Mobile App allows professors and students to record information on-the-go. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on October 18, 2012, instructors from Laramie County (Wyo.) Community College demonstrated how they use the app to enhance their lab, online, and hybrid classes in the Geosciences department.

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U of North Alabama 'Deeply Embarrassed' By Ousted Footballer's Racist Obama Tweet During School-Shooting Address

University of North Alabama President William Cale condemned the use of a racial slur tweeted by one of its football players, saying today the school was "deeply embarrassed" by the incident.

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University Of Michigan's 1st Social Media Director Resigns After Resume Inaccuracy Revealed

University of Michigan's social media director resigned Monday after the school became aware she did not graduate from college.

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Alabama A&M students develop 'Bulldog Buzz' app as guide to campus life

Bulldog Buzz includes such practical information as the bus schedule and routes around campus, schedules for Alabama A&M athletic teams as well as events around campus.

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Careful What You Tweet

While social media is a great way to share news with family and friends, students don’t always realize the implications for their ability to secure jobs in the future.

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U Of Miami’s Text Alert Gaffe Makes The Twitterverse Gasp

Get me rewrite: The University of Miami spent Thursday apologizing for a badly worded crime warning issued the night before.

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CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education

One of the most popular topics in education technology these days is the subject of MOOCs, otherwise known as “Massive Open Online Courses.”

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Careful What You Tweet

While social media is a great way to share news with family and friends, students don’t always realize the implications for their ability to secure jobs in the future. Campus administrators have been trying to educate students, especially seniors, about protecting their “personal brand” online for several years. Recently, they’ve been taking steps to protect the campus brand, as reflected in select student posts, as well.

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Jenzabar Social Introduced at EDUCAUSE 2012

Sarah Lawrence College Early Adopter of Social Solution

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