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National Science Foundation, Where Discoveries BeginGrant funding for research at the community college level can be scarce, but a National Science Foundation grant intended to match student researchers with innovative businesses may help to reverse that trend. And the key may be as simple as knowing who to ask.

Has Apple hit a home run or committed a hit-and-run with the release of its redesigned and highly anticipated iPhone 4? Now that the Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports and other publications have given the product a thumbs-down, the controversy brewing about the iPhone 4's dropped calls, dropped bars and Apple's dropped ball continues.

Reimagining Learning: graphic for the Digital Media and Learning CompetitionI was reading the July 7, 2010 issue of eSHOOL NEWS, and I came upon the following article: “Ten winners snag $1.7 million in digital competition: MacArthur Foundation funds projects that explore new approaches to 21st-century learning.”

On July 7, 2010, Blackboard announced that it is buying Elluminate and Wimba, two Web conferencing systems very familiar to users of CCC Confer. The intent is to create Blackboard Collaborate, which will focus on synchronous learning technologies.

Thumb print scan imageIn a previous blog post, I relayed that we are currently engaged in the development of a new infrastructure for systemwide applications, a key component of which is Federated Identity. In part one of this two part blog we discussed the advantages for colleges adopting a federated, standards based, single sign-on approach to dealing with the proliferation of cloud based applications (e-mail, library resources, learning management systems, etc.) moving into campus IT. In addition to these commercial services, we also have systemwide service offerings to colleges such as CCCApply and the California Virtual Campus Catalog.

socialnettree250.jpgWith the rise of social media websites and the misuse of personal information contained within those websites, I think it is a good idea to give some pointers to help you protect your online life. By the time you read this, the Online Teaching Conference in San Diego will be over. I will participate in a panel discussion on social media, and I wanted to have a follow-up article highlighting some of the cautions I plan to give.

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Approximately 400 Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, New York police and firefighters ran through downtown Manhattan, June 1, 2010, in honor of the victims of 9/11 and America's fallen heros. Official Marine Corps photo illustration by Corporal Patrick Evenson.You may have heard of the book "All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten" by Robert Fulghum, but, you probably have not heard of the lesser know book "Corps Values, Everything You need to Know I learned in the Marines" by Governor Zell Miller.

Image from the eGrant website.Historically, the lead federal agency in the electronic proposal submission effort has been the National Science Foundation, with its “FastLane” system, developed a quarter century ago.