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Shane Veloni, an instructional media technician at the school, is in charge of the project and modeled the system after those at Cal State San Bernardino. […]
[But] because there's a remote and buttons and everything is already hooked up, it's an easy system to learn, he said. "There's no cords or wires to plug in,'' Veloni said. "There are definite benefits. It cuts down on a lot of time and saves in manpower - we don't have to have an army of people dragging equipment around.''
Patty Dallmeier, one of Breman's students, said the equipment provides much more time for studying and learning because the professor doesn't have to waste time setting up. Breman agrees. "It's just a different world ... a whole new level of teaching,'' she said.
It is terrific to hear about schools investing in technology to make life easier for IT and the faculty!
"A UCSB student is being charged with four felonies after she allegedly stole the identity of two professors and used the information to change her own and several other students’ grades .....
"Police, university officials and campus computer specialists said [...] alleged illegal access to the computer grading system was not the result of a deficiency or flaw in the program.
“An important distinction in this case, compared to some other instances you’ve seen reported on around the country, the integrity and security of our grading system is intact and was not compromised,” said Paul Desruisseaux, UCSB assistant vice chancellor of public affairs.
Item originally noted on Boston Globe technology columnist Hiawatha Bray's personal blog: Monitortan