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Telecommunications


RedSky Offers E911 App for Smart Phones

A company that sells enhanced 911 (E911) applications has developed a smartphone app for campuses that transmits location details from the mobile phone during the call.

Connected Learning

The Iowa Communications Network, established in the 1990s, is providing hundreds of classrooms in the state with two-way and one-way video communications, affording public and private schools the opportunity to expand learning opportunities for students.

AT&T Infusion To Fund K-12 Professional development for Mobile Learning

An infusion of nearly $2 million has been awarded to Abilene Christian University to help it expand its mobile learning programs, including a K-12 teacher professional development initiative focused on the use of mobile technologies in teaching.

California Pushes Vaccine Notice out via Blackboard Connect

The H1N1 scare isn't over. That's the message being broadcast through Blackboard Connect by the California Department of Public Health, which is reminding school and college leaders to promote H1N1 vaccinations to their campus communities.

Web 2.0: Maine School Inspires Global Online Collaboration

Videoconferencing in education settings often involves pricey, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment with eye-level cameras, sound reinforcement, specific seating structures, and an expert AV tech just a call away. Cherrie MacInnes had no such setup when she started a new and different way of connecting her students to others.

New API Helps Admins Locate E911 Callers

Two companies are working together to deliver a WiFi emergency call location service for campuses.

SWN Launches SaaS Incident Management System

Send Word Now, a provider of on-demand emergency notification services, has released Incident Management Service (IMS), which offers incident management and mass notification tools using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.

iPad Development Surges Ahead

The release of the iPad has been hyped like no product since, well, the last new Apple gadget, the industry-transforming iPhone.

Court: FCC Can't Regulate Broadband ISPs

A three-judge federal appeals court panel dealt a serious blow Tuesday to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) authority to regulate broadband Internet service providers (ISPs).

FCC Broadband Plan Pushes Ambitious Agenda for U.S. Education

After almost a year of development that included holding 36 public workshops in person and online and reading through 23,000 public comments, the Federal Communications Commission has released its national broadband plan with a formal report to Congress. Calling high-speed Internet access "indispensable for the 21st century, the foundation for our economy, the foundation for our democracy in the digital age," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski declared the plan "ambitious but achievable."

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