Looking Forward to Educause 2011

I will be attending the Educause 2011 Annual Conference at the Philadelphia Convention Center next month (Oct. 18-21). I have been attending the Educause annual conference since 2006. It is always great to hear the ways other universities are using instructional technology, especially when they present assessment data to go along with their solutions.

My team will be giving a presentation at this year’s conference on our experience developing and supporting the official mobile application for The George Washington University. We launched the iOS version of GW Mobile in January 2011, and released an Android version in April 2011. To date, the app has been downloaded over 10,000 times across the two mobile platforms.

I am also excited to hear Seth Godin speak at one of the conference’s general sessions. I expect him to have some interesting things to say to the higher education community.


New CoolSign Digital Signs in Funger Hall


The two new signs were installed in conjunction with the renovation project on the first and second floors of Funger Hall.  Academic Technologies utilizes the enterprise-class CoolSign digital signage software.

Fast Company breaks down the Killer Apps for Microsoft Surface


See Fast Company’s list of 21 killer apps for the Microsoft Surface tabletop computing platform here.

We are currently in the pre-planning/development stage of a Microsoft Surface project in the Academic Technologies department at The George Washington University.