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RandomDorm Offers Video Chats for College Students



Video chatting just got a little bit easier for college students. RandomDorm, created by Web developer Josh Weinstein and maintained by GoodCrush, connects students through random video chats.

By limiting the pool of potential chat partners to college students, Weinstein hopes to provide students with a certain degree of security and promote a community spirit.

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Google Application Education Edition to be Used in Oregon Public Schools

Google AppsOregon’s Department of Education  recently announced that they will now offer the Google Application Education Edition to all of the public school districts in the state budding from an effort to save the schools $1.5 million dollars annually.

The application allows teachers to access Gmail, Google Docs, and programs for spreadsheets, presentations, calendars, and video hosting remotely, specifically from their classrooms, computer labs, homes, city libraries and other places.

One looming problem however is the potential of server failures or power outages that could potentially result in inaccessible data.

Despite that potential drawback, analyst Melissa Webster says, “the growth in adoption of Google Docs should worry Microsoft. Google’s momentum could indirectly threaten some of Microsoft’s Office 2010 upgrade revenue by providing buyers some negotiating leverage. And in the longer term, the two are on a collision course.”

Recently, the city of Los Angeles also announced that the city’s 30,000 employees will be switching from Novell GroupWise to the Google App as well.

Via PCWorld

Philadelphia School District Accused of Invading Student Privacy

webcamEach year the Lower Merion School District in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania distributes Macintosh laptops to 2,300 students who attend two of their county’s high schools, at a cost of $2,300,000.

According to reports, when laptops went missing technology coordinator Carol Cafierro and technician Michael Perbix created a plan to activate the web cams in the missing laptops to capture pictures of the students who had the laptops in their possession. Once activated, via a LANrev software program, the web cams would take a photo every 15 seconds, without the students’ knowledge.

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Peach Pit Offers Students Online IT and Digital Products

peach pitWhen I hear Peach Pit, it makes me think of frozen yogurt, one of my most favorite things in the world. And for those who are a few years older than me, the name is synonymous with the 90s television show, Beverly Hills 90210.

Turns out, Peach Pit is neither frozen yogurt nor is it Dylan, Brandon and Kelly’s favorite burger joint; it’s even cooler.

Peach Pit is a company that publishes “top-notch books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, web design and development, digital video, and general computing.”

In addition to their books, Peach Pit offers online video products, eBooks, and a conference series. Peach Pit guarantees their award-winning products will be easy to use, and have “time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts.”

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Professional attitude at ITT Technical Institute

Someone famous once said, “Dying is easy. It’s life that is hard.” It’s true that getting up every day and going to work is difficult, especially if you hate your job. The good news is that you can control your own destiny. Through a proper education, a dynamite work ethic and a little bit of luck you can lead a successful and prosperous life. The first step is finding the right school to advance your education. ITT Technical Institute is a wonderful place to obtain an education.

The great thing about ITT Technical Institute, or ITT Tech, is that this college specializes in technical training. Technical careers such as Computer Programmer, Electrical Engineer, Information Systems Analyst, Architect and Accountant all pay extremely well salaries. Choosing a technical career will mean more job opportunities and a better chance at moving up the career ladder. ITT Tech offers Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degree programs.

Many individuals think that they cannot attend college because they are already working professionals with bills to pay. That is simply not true. ITT Tech has 85 campuses nationwide with multiple locations in some areas. ITT Tech caters to the working professional over traditional students. Classes meet around your individual schedule. The college has both accelerated and evening classes which work great for those who work during the day. ITT Tech also has a progressive online class program. In the past few years the college has taken steps to improve its online class program; offering more classes and making the systems more user friendly.

ITT Tech offers a different type of learning environment than most traditional universities. The philosophy at ITT Tech has always been one of professionalism. Since the college was founded in 1969, the atmosphere in the classroom has always been about the most current technology and philosophies that go with them.

The professors are industry experts first and foremost, teachers second. Unlike traditional universities, the professors at ITT Tech have extensive backgrounds in their industry, most with 20+ years. At traditional universities professors usually have a few years of industry experience but really lack the most up to date training.

The cost of technical schools like ITT Tech varies by location and degree program but usually are cheaper than traditional universities. Students need to be aware that taking online classes are more expensive than traditional classes as well as certain specialty classes or labs. Prospective students also need to be aware of the per credit cost of a class versus flat tuition fee. Although, it may seem the per credit tuition is lower than the flat tuition most times it is not. Credits may not transfer either. ITT is an accredited university but credits will usually not transfer to traditional universities.

Student life is surprisingly abundant at ITT Tech with many campuses offering intramural sports, clubs, holiday parties and honor societies. There is definitely a community feel to the college unlike other technical schools. The warm atmosphere continues even after graduation with work with placement programs and retraining. ITT Tech is a fantastic place to achieve the dream of an education.


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