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University updates classroom tech

University updates classroom tech
Junior child development major Nathalie Duran links her iPhone to the Miller Hall seminar room projector using the updated smart classroom technology. Hany Seyam, senior director of information technology infrastructure, implemented the upgrades. Funding for the campus-wide project was made possible through the University of La Verne’s instructional technology fee. / photo by Emily Bieker Several... 

Club helps seniors use technology

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer The senior citizens at Hillcrest received a lesson in technology from the University of La Verne’s Enactus Club. Enactus stands for entrepreneurship, action and us. It is a business club that gives back to the community. “A lot of people think in business you just make money for yourself,” Shannon Kramer sophomore business major, said. “This club gives back and it... 

Cao encourages use of social media

Cao encourages use of social media
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences Yingxia Cao presents “Antecedents and Consequences of Social Media Utilization in College Teaching: A Research Model with Mixed-Methods Analysis,” focusing on the use of social media by professors in the classroom, Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Ryan Gann Amanda Larsh Staff Writer  As technology and social media continually flood... 

Personalized maps are creepy

The latest technological expansion of Google Earth has a new layer of complexity added to its program that caters to the individual. This program has also pushed Google forward in an almost creepy way. The updated mapping of the satellites responsible for the three-dimensional rendering on the Google Earth map now allows Google users to create their own personalized maps that focus on their preferences... 

iPhone 5 piques student interest

iPhone 5 piques student interest
Alec Young texts his girlfriend on his iPhone as he waits for his first class of the day to begin, while Sean Kusick talks with a fellow track teammate about the NCAA compliance meeting they just attended outside on the patio by Barbara’s Place. The invention of the iPhone changed handheld phones from voice contact devices to full-fledged miniature computers. / photo by Jessica Harsen Robert Penalber News... 

Students want increased technology in classes

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Technology and education would go hand-in-hand, if education could keep up. University of La Verne faculty have tried with some success to integrate technology to enrich the learning experience, but the problem lies in older generations not having an understanding of how technology fits in today’s culture, at least according to some students and faculty. “It’s... 

There are too many apps for that

There are too many apps for that
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Last year’s release of the iPhone 4 and the iPad brought thousands lining up at Apple stores across the country. On the first day of release the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million units and the iPad sold 8.25 million units from April 2010 through December 2010, according to Apple. When Apple or any other company releases a new gadget, people feel they have to have it. Even... 

Students, faculty put iPads to the test in class

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer The University of La Verne has chosen a diverse group of six people to test Apple iPads, including two students, two faculty and two administrators. Those chosen tried out these iPads for a period of time and blogged about their experience. Nori Murphy, assistant director of Center for Teaching and Learning, was one of the brains behind this pilot. “The plan is to have... 

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education
Professor of education and organizational leadership John Bartelt lectured on technology and the classroom on Nov. 28 in the President’s Dining Room. Bartelt’s presentation was intentionally kept short to allow for group discussion on how professors as well as students felt about the current state and the future of education and technology. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer John... 

Technology Review: iPad or iFad?

Mark Vidal Editorial Director You may have wanted it even before Apple Inc. finished engineering it. Is it because popular tech culture automatically seduces us into loving anything Apple produces? Or is Apple really that good at meeting the people’s needs and wants? After Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad on Jan. 27, for many the answer was a “yes” and a “maybe.” A poll taken by online retailer... 
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