Issue 47, Winter 2011
by John Farquhar
Earlier this winter ATUS Web Services solicited input on Blackboard and other technologies via an online survey officially called: "Technologies for Teaching: Use and Satisfaction". The central purpose of the survey was to measure satisfaction with Blackboard, the extent to which faculty were willing to switch to an alternative system, as well as factors important to faculty should a switch be considered. Continued >>
The Western website redesign project is a ten-month effort with a goal to deliver a new Drupal-based website in September of 2011. The Homepage Committee consists of the Working Committee and its Advisory Board. The Working Committee presented the first stage of its findings to the Advisory Board on Monday, February 7
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
Tech Tonic 2011, sponsored by the Student Technology Center and the Associated Students, is scheduled for Friday, May 6.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently solicited public comment on proposed rulemaking which would clarify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies
Telecommunications Services (Telecom) is in the process of replacing all academic network switches at the main campus, 32nd Street, and Shannon Point Marine Center
The Student Technology Center now features new Audio Video Suites and Presentation Practice Rooms. There are 7 rooms available during open library hours, equipped with large screen LCD
This is Issue 47, Winter 2011
Academic Technology News is a production of Academic Technology & User Services, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9094.
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