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Only three days left to request course migration to Blackboard Vista 4.2
Courses now in WebCT Vista 3 are being migrated to Vista 4.2 before the start of spring semester upon request. Instructors need to request migration by Dec. 19.
During migration, a copy of the Vista 3 course is made and placed in Vista 4.2. The Vista 3 course will continue to work as before through the end of the year, while giving instructors time to preview the new Vista 4.2 course. The last day to access Vista 3 will be Jan. 2, 2008, at 5 p.m.
For details, browse to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/newsroom/detail.cfm?newsId=784.
Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference proposals due Jan. 28
The eleventh annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference in spring 2008 will center its presentations on the student.
Conference co-chair Nancy Wilson Head, the director of TLT’s Instructional Development Center, said, “Students undergo many kinds of experiences throughout their educational careers. We will certainly spotlight learning experiences, but with today’s students, we cannot ignore how technology enhances their social experiences, visual and interactive experiences, and more than ever, online or virtual experiences. This conference will showcase technologies that have proven effective in ‘Enhancing the Student Experience,’ our conference theme.”
ITaP’s Teaching and Learning Technologies unit solicits proposals for presentations, workshops, and poster sessions from higher education faculty, K-12 teachers, and IT professionals. This two-day conference, held March 4-5 on the West Lafayette campus, is free and open to the public.
To submit a proposal, visit http://tlt.purdue.edu for specific guidelines. Proposals are due electronically on or before Jan. 28, 2008.
For more information about conference proposals or the conference in general, contact TLT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue named among InfoWorld's Top 100
InfoWorld Magazine's Top 100 Awards for 2007 recognized Purdue University and its IT infrastructure group for innovative work in server virtualization.
Mike Rubesch, executive director for IT systems and operations at ITaP, led a project to virtualize 140 servers onto three HP DL 585 physical machines. In addition to saving $250,000 a year in hardware costs, the move reduced overall power usage by 84 percent and reduced space requirements to one-tenth the footprint.
Purdue’s Rosen Center provides computing resources for the study of stormy weather
Researchers who study severe weather and climate change joined forces to study the effects of global warming on the number of severe storms in the future and discovered a dramatic increase in potential storm conditions for some parts of the United States.
Their work involves climate models, which are sophisticated computer programs factoring in many changing variables. A full analysis can require months of nonstop computational effort. The Rosen Center for Advanced Computing at Purdue provided the powerful computing required for this study.
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