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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.

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.

Open access unlocks the door. Open learning inspires the journey.

How Emerging Technologies Are Leveling The Learning Landscape

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.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterBig things are on the horizon next year for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center. We have three new services that will be rolled out for use by all of the colleges, systemwide.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterRansomware has been in the news lately, with one of California’s community colleges having recently fallen victim to it. If you are not familiar with the term, ransomware is a type of malicious malware.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe internet is a wide open space and, much like the real world, contains the greatest and the darkest of things. This blog will focus on the best browsing practices to protect yourself on the internet.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterI have been asked many times, “What are reasonable security controls?” This is a hard question to answer, as what I consider to be reasonable isn’t what others would. As an information security officer, I tend to be very risk-averse.

CCC Information Security CenterPassword. That’s a cringe-inducing word. What a pain; you constantly need to change your passwords. You have to use mental gymnastics to remember all of them, and don’t get me started on special characters. I hate passwords.

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