All student printing paper and toner costs are paid from ATUS, Library and other departmental budgets.
Issue 48, Spring 2011
by Rob Galbraith
This article was revised June 2011. See original article.
Students printed 1,783,079 sheets of paper during fall quarter 2010. The 13,321 individual students who accomplished this printed an average of 134 sheets each. The print total above multiples to over 5,000,000 sheets in the course of one year. Even taking advantage of the best prices and bulk purchases, the University will spend more than $100,000 this year on paper and toner for student printing alone. Continued >>
Western will have a new website when we all return for fall term. This new site will be an outward-facing site intended to serve as a compelling introduction to Western for our prospective students, parents, and community members
Upcoming changes in campus software include an antivirus update, the release of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 and upgrades in a variety of software for labs and classrooms. Upgrades to Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows and Microsoft 2011 for Mac, and the Microsoft Home Use Program continue to be of interest
Looking for copyright free material to use for instruction? A wide variety of work is available in the public domain. Anyone can use public domain material in any way they choose. Once material enters the public domain, it stays there
Blackboard continues to improve the robustness and functionality of its Blackboard Learn 9.1 blog, wiki and journal tools. These tools were added to the software with Version 9.1, and since installing that version in Spring 2010,
Computer hardware changes rapidly as we all know. The new technology today incorporates the "Sandy Bridge" microarchitecture developed by Intel. This is the second generation of the iCore processor
In April of 2008, Georgia State University was sued by three publishers, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and SAGE Publications, for "systematic, widespread, and unauthorized copying and distribution of a vast amount of copyrighted works
This is Issue 48, Spring 2011
Academic Technology News is a production of Academic Technology & User Services, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9094.
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