Archives for 2003

iLab Syllabus Conference

iLab Syllabus Conference, Boston MA, December 8-10, 2003. “The iLabs Project: Exploring Internet-Enabled Access to Physical Labs,” James Hardison, Jud Harward, Steve Lerman.

ShuttleTrack Conference

18th Annual Conference of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, Washington DC, November 7, 2003. “Shuttletrack—A technologically-enabled, collaborative student project,” Krishnan Sriram and Salil Soman.

Academia gets creative with Web services

“A Web service can help you catch a bus. Or test an electronic circuit from a dorm room. Or even take English writing tests in a new way….”

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CNET, October 27, 2003

Students create on-campus digital music library

New tune on digital music


By Dawn C. Chmielewski

Mercury News

Two students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way to offer on-demand digital music on campus, without inviting a lawsuit

from the recording industry.

The students created an electronic music library that allows anyone on the MIT campus instant access to 3,500 CDs that span the musical spectrum from Beethoven to the Beatles to Beck.

The technology — dubbed the Library Access to Music Project, or LAMP — is part electronic database, part old-fashioned campus radio — with 12 channels. Students who want to program a channel go to the LAMP Web site to select a song or CD, which is delivered through the campus’ closed-circuit cable television network to a dorm room, student lounge or faculty office.

Only 12 students can choose tracks at any one time. Each student who requests a particular track becomes a D.J. for 80 minutes, then someone else gets to program. The LAMP system reserves 12 channels on the campus cable system. Anyone else on campus can listen in, selecting among the 12 channels.

The designers said they will release the software behind the system for any other university that might want to duplicate it.

MIT Explores Options for Legal Downloads

“MIT is exploring a range of services that would allow legal access to digital music, according to Professor James D. Bruce, vice president of information systems…”

Tech Talk, September 10, 2003

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Microsoft’s Big Role on Campus

“Bearing gifts of cash, sofware and computers worth $25 million, Microsoft Corp. came to the Massachusetts Institue of Technology in 1999,…”

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Washington Post, August 25, 2003

AAHE Assesment Conference – iMoat

American Association of Higher Education (AAHE) Assessment Conference, Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2003. “iMoat: The Best Practice Solution to Writing Assessment,” Les Perelman. Conference site

Report From Redmond – Interview With Doug Leland

“At a time when many companies are curtailing their contributions to academic institutions for basic computer science research, Microsoft is doing the opposite…”

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iCampus Includes iQuarium

“iCampus projects this year include the first interactive ocean engineering lab accessible to the public, and games that can be played while pedaling a stationary bike”

Tech Talk, May 14, 2003

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SafeRide Tracking Project Nears end of Beta Testing

“The Shuttletrack project, which provides real-time tracking of the locations of SafeRide and Tech Shuttle on the Internet, is nearing the end of its beta testing…”

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The Tech, April 25, 2003