Monthly Archives: June 2010

2010 Sakai Conference

The Claremont Colleges were well-represented at the annual Sakai conference this year in Denver, Colorado. Seven staff from five different institutions attended. We also gave three different presentations at the conference. My presentation was titled “Designing an SLA for Sakai at The Claremont Colleges.” Bejamin Royas (CMC) organized our second presentation, a panel discussion with […]

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Notes on experiments in Cloud Computing

If you read the technical media, you know that “cloud computing” is a phrase that is much in vogue these days.  There’s lots of debate as to precisely what “cloud computing” means, and there are lots of sub-categories to get a handle on too: Software as a service Platform as a service Infrastructure as a […]

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CIS welcomes new student assistants for the summer

CIS’ student assistants provide help in many ways, such as helping with software installation, computer setup, moving computers, removing viruses, replacing printer consumables, and much much more. At the end of the Spring 2010 semester, we said goodbye to a couple of our students:  Angus Ho, Jackie Fu, and Vivian Wehner.  Both Angus and Jackie […]

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Microsoft Online Training

HMC has a software subscription license which provides faculty and staff with access to many Microsoft Products.  As part of that agreement, we have access to online training resources at The courses include and advanced material, are self paced and include assessments.  You can save your place in a course and come back to it […]

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May 2010 update from the CIO

I hope that this finds you shifting into summer mode, whatever that might mean for you.  I notice that it means a lot of hard work for the faculty and students involved in Summer Math (I see them there in Galileo every morning). In CIS we have definitely shifted gear, with much more emphasis on […]

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Wireless VOIP Phones

In our efforts to continuously improve customer service and become more client-centered, we have been exploring the world of wireless VOIP phones to replace  desktop phones for our staff  who tend to need more mobility. We believe this will improve communication for our staff members who spend some of their time in the field. We […]

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2010 Student Sakai Survey

The Sakai Administration Team (SAT), a subcommittee of the Intercollegiate Academic Computing Committee (IACC), is responsible for managing the Sakai learning management system for The Claremont Colleges. The subcommittee meets once a month to discuss issues such as testing new versions of Sakai, evaluating new tools, and Sakai support and training. SAT also conducts surveys […]

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