TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO JUST FIVE years ago. Forward thinking faculty members at Temple University (Pa.) wanted to incorporate technology into their teaching. Students, having grown up with personal computers and video games, had come to expect it.
THE MOOD WAS BUOYANT IN ANAHEIM AT the fourth annual EduComm conference in June. During a three-day program, attendees were eager to pick up the latest tips and techniques to take back to their campuses, as well as get a peek at the newest products from A/V and IT vendors.
When about 1,650 freshmen started their classes at Duke University (N.C.) last fall, they arrived bearing more than the typical tools of education. Each was equipped with an Apple iPod.
Imagine if prospective students could help the recruitment staff attract other students. They could be walking billboards. That's the aim of BookWear by Field Crafts.
Community colleges and other critics want more say-so