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Houck, Jason; Rickerson, Wilson – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2009
Climate change, energy price spikes, and concerns about energy security have reignited interest in state and local efforts to promote end-use energy efficiency, customer-sited renewable energy, and energy conservation. Government agencies and utilities have historically designed and administered such demand-side measures, but innovative…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Fuels, Energy, Utilities
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Tappert, Charles C.; Stix, Allen – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
Our mission of capstone computing courses for the past ten years has been to offer students experience with the development of real-world information technology projects. This experience has included both the hard and soft skills required for the work they could expect as industrial practitioners. Hard skills entail extending one's knowledge…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Computer Science Education, Student Projects, Curriculum
DeSantis, Nick – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
College campuses are hothouses of data, including course schedules, degree requirements, and grades. But much of the information remains spread out across software systems or locked on university servers. Start-up companies want to pry the information loose from campus servers in order to offer personalized services that could transform the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Grades (Scholastic), Scores
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2010
In 2010, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation co-convened three cross-sector summits to develop recommendations for growing energy innovation in the United States. The first summit was held in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2010, in partnership with the White House. Gallup and the city of Omaha, Nebraska, hosted the second summit on June 16, 2010,…
Descriptors: Energy, Innovation, Public Policy, Interstate Programs
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Paul, Damasen I.; Uhomoibhi, James – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to systematically examine and draw attention to the potential benefits of solar power generation for access to and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) aimed at sustainable development in emerging economies. Design/methodology/approach: Electricity plays a crucial role in the development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Information Technology, Access to Computers
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. – 2001
One of a series of booklets on disability research, this paper explores two major developments in the application of information technology: health care informatics and knowledge management. Both of these concepts focus on maximizing the value of, and access to, information resources. Both use technology to create interactive systems through which…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. – 2000
This report, in response to a request by 10 U.S. Senators examines the status of broadband deployment in the United States. The rate of deployment of broadband services will be key to future economic growth, particularly in rural areas far from urban and world markets. This report finds that rural areas, especially remote areas outside of towns,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Communications Satellites, Economic Development, Geographic Isolation
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Chachra, Vinod; And Others – Library Hi Tech, 1993
Describes the range of products and services offered by VTLS, a company that offers comprehensive, integrated library automation software and customer support. VTLS's growth and development in the United States and abroad is described, and nine sidebar articles detail system features and applications in public, academic, and virtual libraries. (20…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Utilities, Computer Software, Computer Software Development