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April News in Depth

Major Initiatives

Oblinger Article Published in Becta's Emerging Technologies for Learning

EDUCAUSE President Diana G. Oblinger's article, "Growing up with Google," has been published in Becta's Emerging Technologies for Learning, vol. 3. Becta is a leading government agency for information and communications technology in education in the United Kingdom. Download the article and learn more about Becta.

Latest Offerings from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

7 things you should know about...Google Apps

The new 7 Things You Should Know About Google Apps brief from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) examines the collection of web-based programs and file storage that run in a web browser, allowing users to simply log in to access their files and the tools to manipulate them. Visit ELI on the web.

ELI invites the EDUCAUSE community to help construct a vision for the future of learning on our campuses. Is lecture dead? Will classrooms have walls? How will students and faculty collaborate in the future? Contribute to the new Future of Learning wiki.


EDUCAUSE Connect: This Month's Most Popular Resources

Popular Resources

See which resources—including articles, briefs, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, and podcasts—have been recently viewed the most at EDUCAUSE Connect.

Podcast of the Month

This month's featured podcast, spotlights the closing keynote address recorded at the 2008 Midwest Regional Conference, "Leading Ahead of the Curves." In this session, Brad Wheeler, vice president for IT, CIO, and professor at Indiana University, discusses how IT leaders can wisely discern and stay ahead of three curves that shape college and university IT challenges—technical possibility, social desirability, and economic feasibility. Listen to more podcasts at EDUCAUSE Connect.

Proceedings Now Online for Two Conferences

Proceedings—including PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, podcasts, and more—are now available for the following conferences:

NERCOMP 2008 Midwest Regional Conference 2008

Professional Development

Volunteer with EDUCAUSE: Committees, Events, and More

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Network with colleagues and grow professionally by participating in EDUCAUSE as a committee member, conference blogger, proposal reviewer, session moderator, photographer, or ad hoc volunteer. To be considered in this year's volunteer cycle, apply online by May 15.

Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration Deadline: April 14

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards honor not-for-profit institutions with exemplary leadership in the development of open source software for one or more of the foundation's constituencies, including museums, research libraries, conservation biology, performing arts organizations, and the arts and humanities in higher education. The deadline for nominations is April 14, 2008. Access the online nomination form.

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Save the Date for the Annual Conference

EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference, October 28–31 in Orlando, Florida
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