Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Technology Leaders Wanted: We're Looking for the 2006 T.H.E Journal Innovators. Send in Your School/district and Technologist Nominations Today!

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Technology Leaders Wanted: We're Looking for the 2006 T.H.E Journal Innovators. Send in Your School/district and Technologist Nominations Today!

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IN AUGUST 2005, our sister publication, Campus Technology, introduced its first collection of innovators in higher education technology. They were 13 exemplary schools, their visionary technology leadership, and their innovative vendor partners, all coming together to take higher education technology to extraordinary new heights.

Last year, one institution utilized multi-vendor partnerships to provide the school's students, staff, and faculty with anytime/anywhere application and file access. Another dramatically improved learning through the implementation of innovative note-taking technology, coupled with the rollout of various smart classroom products and tablet PCs. In one state, an entire city community was benefiting from a new model for community networking.

In this second year of our higher education technology competition, 15 institutions were chosen from almost 500 entrants: Technology and institution leaders told us about their 3D and "immersive" learning experiments; their use of gaming and simulation to foster classroom and online learning; electronic portfolio and student assessment initiatives; the use of tablets, PDAs, iPods, MP3 recorders, cell phones, interactive boards, and plasma/LCD displays in the classroom; and the use of user-friendly website creation tools for MySpace-like student sites. Tech administrators working hard to move their institutions into the 21st century shared with us their new document storage and sharing models and technologies; they reported strides made in business continuity planning, in the event of a disaster. …

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