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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
Even though non-print-based learning objects have been in the classroom for years, the shift to digital content has gotten more attention lately. One development that has made the difference is the Apple initiative to introduce its iBooks textbooks for iPads, generating a notable amount of buzz. That and President Obama's announcement that he…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Resources, Textbooks
Ramaswami, Rama; Raths, David; Schaffhauser, Dian; Skelly, Jennifer – Campus Technology, 2011
For many IT shops, the cloud offers an opportunity not only to improve operations but also to align themselves more closely with their schools' strategic goals. The cloud is not a plug-and-play proposition, however--it is a complex, evolving landscape that demands one's full attention. Security, privacy, contracts, and contingency planning are all…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Campuses, Information Technology, Higher Education
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2011
Successful web portals help users stay informed, in touch, and up to speed. They are also a telling window into the efficiency of one's institution. To develop a cutting-edge portal takes planning, communication, and research. In this article, the author presents and discusses 10 keys to portal success: (1) make critical info visible; (2) make the…
Descriptors: Privacy, Internet, Access to Information, Web Sites
O'Hanlon, Charlene; Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2011
It's a perfect storm out there, with powerful forces remaking the IT landscape in higher education. On one side, devastating budget cuts are pushing IT departments to identify ever-greater cost savings. On the other, the explosion in mobile devices is pressuring IT to provide anytime, anywhere computing with no downtime. And finally there's…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Handheld Devices, Colleges
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The easy availability of both web-based communication tools and classroom internet access presents teachers with myriad ways to engage their students in projects with kids all over the globe. Two teachers--English teacher Hagit Goldstein in Israel and Spanish teacher Allison Baugher in the US--were connecting students through an online classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
Hiring substitute teachers used to be an early-morning calling burden for staff members at schools in Oregon's Coos Bay School District. Now that work has been passed off to Aesop, a service from Frontline Placement Technologies, which springs into action upon receiving a notification, either by call or log-in, from a teacher reporting an absence.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, School Districts, Educational Technology, Substitute Teachers