August 19, 2008 -- How colleges and universities are addressing the mobile communications needs of their students and staff via campus networks, along with a detailed look at other new technology developments, are to comprise the Fall Seminar agenda of ACUTA, the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education.
The seminar is set for October 5 - 8 in Boston, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. With a twin topical focus on "Data and Voice Mobility" and "What's New in Communications Technologies," the event will feature presentations by representatives of large and small colleges and universities including Harvard, Indiana University, Villanova, Emory University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Kansas. Presenters will share their insight, experiences, and successes with their peers.
Educational sessions concentrating on mobility will explore topics such as a massive Wi-Fi installation at Indiana University (creating what ACUTA claims may be the biggest such network in existence), as well as an initiative at Abilene Christian University to give every incoming freshman an iPhone or iPod touch device, with the goal of integrating the devices into the curriculum and campus life.
On the "what's new" side, presenters will cover topics such as the evolution of technology for emergency notification and a look forward at the technology used in communications and learning in the year 2018.
"As students and faculty become increasingly mobile, the 2008 Fall Seminar is timely in looking at the ways that mobility can be incorporated into campus networks and how to overcome any technological challenges," says Jeri Semer, executive director of ACUTA. "Mobility is just one of the new technologies coming to campuses, which is why the other seminar track focuses on other key issues, such as the integration of IP networking."
Beyond the educational sessions, Semer adds, the seminar offers attendees extensive networking opportunities and a chance to learn from their fellow information communications technology professionals, benefiting themselves and their colleges and universities.
For more information or to register for the Fall Seminar, visit the ACUTA Web site or call 859-278-3338.
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