May 6th, 2008 As corporate and government organizations embrace the Web for delivering more education and training programs, a wealth of free and open source e-learning applications will help lower the barrier to entry. TechWorld looks at the options.
In January 2008, Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. This commits the university to creating a comprehensive action plan to move toward climate neutrality. Even before “sustainability” became one of the university’s overall goals, Information Services (IS) had already established a sustainability program through reusing (redeploying) and recycling computers. In line with this goal, the IS department at the university seeks to reduce costs and increase efficiency, with a special sensitivity for the environmental impact of the e-waste generated on campus.
December 15th 2007 Stephen Gilfus announced today that he will be leaving Blackboard Inc. at the beginning of the new Year in January 2008 to become an independent industry consultant. "Over the last decade I have had the opportunity to serve thousands of institutions with their educational technology needs through my involvement with Blackboard", said Gilfus, "I am excited that I can now provide an independent perspective on many of the industries past developments while providing extended capabilites to academic insitutitons through agnostic decision making."
January 08 Elliott Masie interviews the CEO of these key Learning Systems companies on 4 key questions:
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.