August 4, 2008

Campus Technology Announces 2008 “Innovators” at Boston Conference

Today Campus Technology magazine unveiled its 2008 technology "Innovators" at the 15th annual Campus Technology Conference in Boston, MA.

Guest speaker Edward V. Chapel, VP/IT at Montclair State University, joined Katherine Grayson, Editor-in-Chief of Campus Technology, at the morning's general session, where the winners were announced and their projects presented to a ballroom packed with education technology leaders looking for new approaches to their own IT challenges.

"Innovators" were chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted by campus technologists, their peers, and vendor partners. Submissions were reviewed by CT editors with 2008's 14 winners drawn from an initial group of 275 nominees.

Selections were based on true innovation--projects that involved not only solid technology implementations, but "stand out" aspects. Winning projects were notable for their unique approaches to tech challenges, or for providing exceptional benefit to the campus community. Projects chosen involved both large and small budgets, and targeted diverse technologies.

The Innovators are profiled in the August issue of Campus Technology, and on the web at

 2008 Campus Technology Innovators and Their Vendor Partners  Abilene Christian University Mobile Learning: ACU Connected Apple, AT&T Wireless, Google  Ball State University Virtual World Learning: Digital Arts in Second Life Adobe, Apple, Blackboard, Fraps, Linden Labs  Ball State University Digital Media Training & Support: Digital Corps Adobe, Apple, Certiport  Bryant University Emergency Preparedness: Emergency Preparedness and Community Partnerships Cisco  California State University, Fullerton Web Conferencing / Blended Learning: The Remote Enabling of Instrumentation in Chemistry iLink Communications, Microsoft, TechSmith  College of William & Mary Tablet PCs: Improving Large Lecture Courses via Tablet PCs Adobe, Lenovo, Addlogix, Microsoft  Cuyahoga Community College Business Intelligence: One Institutional Intelligence Microsoft  Furman University Interactive, Remote Learning: Interactive Field Experiences Apache, AT&T Wireless, Da-Lite, Google, HP, IBM, JBL, NEC, Python, Shure, TechSmith, Verizon Wireless, Vonage  Harford Community College Student Advising Technology: SAILOR Microsoft, Nuance, NuVision Networks, Oracle, SunGard, Xerox  Ohio Dominican University Network Security: Information Security Renovation Project Acunetix, Anixis, Bradford Networks, Jacadis, P3 Strategic, Qualys, TriGeo Network Security  Texas A & M University Collaboration Tools: E-mail Collaboration System IBM, NetApp, Novell, Zimbra  University of Nebraska-Lincoln Social Networking for Admissions ClubRed, Straxis Technology, Talisma  University of Northern Iowa High-Performance Computing: Edu-Grid Intel, TotalView Technologies  Worcester Polytechnic Institute Enhanced Learning / Assessment: Enhancing Laboratory Learning with Technology Blackboard, Dell, eInstruction, HP, Learning Objects, Microsoft, TechSmith, Wacom 

Additional information on Campus Technology 2008 is available at

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