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google-faviconAt last week's Google I/O 2010 conference, Google made a long-anticipated announcement: VP8, the highly competitive video compression technology Google recently acquired, is now an open standard. Google has combined VP8 with other open technologies to form the new WebM video format, which is coming out of the gate with support from a wide range of software and hardware vendors.

fingerprintcompsm.jpgThroughout the California Community Colleges, it is the rare student that enrolls in one community college and transfers to a four-year university or achieves a degree in two years.

 

Stock image from inside and elevatorIn the April 30th online version of Philanthropy Today, published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, there was an interesting video clip titled, “The Art of the Elevator Pitch.”

Dan BarnettI'm writing this piece in the Pages app for Apple's iPad using the keyboard dock for the device. Propped up on my lap, the arrangement is workable but, as my wife points out, it seems counterintuitive to indulge in the "iPad scrunch" while a perfectly good laptop with a larger screen is waiting on a nearby table.

Reducing Annual IT Operating Budget by 30 Percent
While Achieving State-of-the-Art Systems

Lake Tahoe CC logoLike many California colleges in the current budgetary crisis, Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) has very little discretionary funding available for systems sustenance, let alone advancement.

eSchool News logoA week ago, I received my copy of the April 2010 issue of eSCHOOL NEWS. Deborah Ward’s article, Death of a grant proposal: Six lessons learned in post-mortem, on page 34,  was quite revealing.

www link pointer imageA long-standing privacy vulnerability that exists in every major Web browser is about to finally get fixed, thanks to Mozilla engineer David Baron.

Coins on a notebookRecently, I read two articles that I found extremely germane to the enterprise of grant seeking and grant writing. The first, by Mary Walters, “You Can Get the Grant,” was published January 11, 2010 in Inside Higher Ed.

Ms. Walters correctly assesses that the tone of your prose can affect how the reviewers read and react to your proposal. She states that a hesitant or negative tone becomes a sure sign of lack of confidence. Being too verbose, lacking clarity, use of excessive technical terms and generalities can sink your proposal.

 

California AbstractThere are a number of systemwide and intersegmental applications that provide services to our students and colleges in use across the state.