College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS TechUpgrade Community College Goes Clickers T urning Technologies, the global leader in the assessment de- livery and data collection industry, adds Iowa Central Community Col- lege to its list of institutions to standardize support around the company's student response solutions. After the completion of a four-month evaluation pilot, Iowa Central Community College has selected the ResponseCard RF LCD as the centrally supported clicker device. ResponseCard RF LCD provides students with visual response confi rmation, channel setting, and extended battery life. In order to provide campus-wide autonomy to its student population of ap- proximately 6,000, Iowa Central Commu- nity College has standardized on a reliable technology that can be supported and rep- resented universally. The clickers will be used in a variety of courses with more than 1,500 students expected to adopt clickers in fall 2012. The institution's evaluation com- mittee had several metrics in mind when piloting the clickers. Turning Technologies' product offered the ease-of-use, afford- ability, and superior product support the committee required. Jennifer Condon, dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences says, "Students' suc- cess is correlated to their engagement in their learning and campus life. Turning Technologies provides that affordable, easy-to-use technology to engage students in both smaller and larger classes, even in workshops and special campus events. We can't wait to assess the impact with the campus-wide implementation this fall." "We are pleased to enter into a rela- tionship with Iowa Central Community College. Since day one it has been our goal to improve and redefi ne the student ap- proach to learning as well as the educator approach to teaching. Being able to provide this technology to the future students of Iowa Central is yet another step in creating improved learning gains to students and positively impacting student retention," says Tina Rooks, Ed.D., Turning Technolo- gies' VP and chief instructional offi cer. Turning Technologies readily elicits customer feedback, and takes it into con- sideration during the development process, creating assessment delivery and data collection solutions specifi cally designed with users in mind. The company remains the industry leader in higher education with more than 2,300 U.S. colleges and universities using Turning Technologies' clicker solutions. Additional growth is expected in 2012, predominately during the fall semester with ongoing pilots and standardizations. CPM TURNING TECHNOLOGIES WWW.TURNINGTECHNOLOGIES.COM TECH SHOWCASE WHAT'S NEW + NOTEWORTHY Notifi cation System Audio Enhancement — The SAFE System is a revolutionary school emergency alert notifi cation system. The Audio Enhancement teacher microphone sends a signal to the monitoring station alerting fi rst responders to access a live audio and/or video stream of the incident. Document Camera Epson America — The new EPSON DC-20 document camera features a 12x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom to provide detailed images without sacrifi c- ing image quality. It comes with a large imaging sensor, resulting in brighter images with amazing quality and crisp details. Connect to projectors via its HDMI output, allowing for full 1080p HD quality. documentcameras Touch Displays MMD — MMD, the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Monitors worldwide, announced the launch of a full line of touch displays for the North American market. The new Philips Touch Series consists of 10 diff erent products available in 32-in., 42-in., 46-in., 55-in., and 65-in. sizes, each model is built to deliver 24/7 commercial-grade reliability. Wall Displays Sharp Electronics Corporation — The PN-V600, the latest addition to its award-winning line of professional LED video wall displays, with portrait and landscape compat- ibility, full array LED backlighting, and virtually seamless borders, helps create high impact video walls in almost any size and format. OCTOBER 2012 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 73

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