Google is rolling out a new User Interface for Calendar that you will be able to experience here on campus as of November 14th. So what does this mean for your Calendar? It means you are going to get a … Continue reading Google Calendar Gets A New Look!
Several academic technology projects were highlighted in this month’s Swarthmore College’ Bulletin article on the evolution of Swarthmore’s curriculum Gayle Barton, the College’s chief information technology officer was quoted on the issue of “Educating the “Net” Generation”: “The pace of change will continue to increase—as will the volume of information and number of options—so we’ll need to have technologists who can help people choose solutions that fit their needs,” she says. “New tools for communication and self-publishing are becoming increasingly important in the academic arena. Scientists have had literature and data available online for years, but scholars in the humanities … Continue reading ITS and Academic Technology Highlighted in the Current Swarthmore College’ Bulletin
With the launch of data.worldbank.org, the World Bank Group is now offering more than 2,000 statistics, which were previously only available to paid subscribers. Experts say the Bank’s open data initiative has the potential to stimulate more evidence-based policy making in developing countries by bringing more researchers and innovative analysis into the development process. The move is also likely to stimulate demand for data and increase countries’ capacity to produce it, they say. The site also aims to share information by breaking down language barriers. The launch will include 330 indicators that, for the first time, will be available in … Continue reading Over 2,000 World Bank Statistics Now Available at data.worldbank.org
Available at http://www.swarthmore.edu/its_summer08.xml Contents Internet Bandwidth, Increased from 60 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s Media Services Equipment Loans Computers in the Classrooms: next up are Hicks 211, Kohlberg 226 & 328, Trotter 301 & 303, SC 199 New Improved Office Computer Backups, Coming Soon Media Center Now Open Sundays, 1 – 9 p.m. New Software Versions 16TB in New Storage Dial-Up Services to be Discontinued 1/1/09 ITS Presentations New ITS Email Subject Line Format Did You Know? Percentage of 2012 applicants who applied online: 89% (34% in 2003) Number of students who brought desktop computers this fall (instead of laptops): only … Continue reading ITS Fall 2008 Newletter