Down the Corridor of Years
The April, 1998 issue of Benchmarks Online notes these milestones:
- Desktop Application Software Guidelines for the campus were approved by the Information Resources Council.
- The Microcomputer Maintenance Shop started selling and supporting two models of Dell laptop computers.
- Academic Computing purchased an upgraded version of a Web-based testing package called QuestionMark Perception. It "... does automatic grading of tests (but not, unfortunately, of essay question answers!) randomized selection of questions from test banks at the time of testing, and has extensive reporting capabilities."
- The Interactive Learning Team from Academic Computing put on a 16-session Distributed Learning Curriculum for Faculty from January 27th through May 12th. The purpose of the course was to introduce faculty to the possibilities of distributing their courses on the Web and via two-way videoconferencing.
- A "Computer Advantage" program was established to train staff members across the campus “... so they can offer computing short courses and have already offered several courses such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and GroupWise 5.2. They will be offering an expanded curriculum of courses in the future, including Microsoft Access classes in the Summer.”
- The Registrar’s office and Academic Computing cooperated to establish and equip a new computer training room in the Eagle Student Services Center (room 152.) "The new facility has 23 student workstations and will be used for SIMS training, etc. as well as for the short courses that Academic Computing and the Computer Advantage program offer."