updated 09:50 am EDT, Wed May 18, 2005
Apple Digital Campus
Apple reports that the is being adopted by a growing number of colleges and universities. Apple's Digital Campus program "helps drive innovation and leading-edge thinking that fundamentally make a difference at participating institutions." It provides a "blueprint for implementing innovative technology that transforms teaching and learning." Highlights of the program include: a strong focus on assessment and evaluation, support for collaboration and media rich learning, easy sharing of ideas, and security and interoperability.
"The Apple Digital Campus helps drive innovation and leading-edge thinking that fundamentally make a difference at participating institutions." Participating schools include: San JosÚ State University, University of Texas, Laguna College of Art and Design, University of Colorado School of Dentistry, Stillman College, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Berklee College, CUNY's Honors College, Penn State's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Cincinnati, School of Art at Washington University, and Ball State University.
Apple says it is partnering with the open source community to create and support enterprise applications that enable a highly collaborative and media rich learning environment.
The Apple Digital Campus Exchange provides an "open community for higher education faculty and academic leaders to share lessons learned, best practices, and ideas about new ways of teaching and learning within Apple pervasive computing environments."
Apple puts an emphasis on "security and interoperability," which are "critical needs in a learning environment where computers and networks are pervasive."