Less than 24 hours after abruptly resigning and saying that his job had become too stressful, Education Commissioner Mark K. McQuillan maintained that his decision to step down was something he had been considering for weeks.
McQuillan, 62, said two key points led to his decision. The retirement of his wife, Margaret, as principal of Button Ball Lane School in Glastonbury took effect Wednesday, he said, and Gov.-elect Dan Malloy had decided to embark on a national search for an education commissioner.
“I didn’t want to drag it out into March and then find out that the governor didn’t want to keep me on,” McQuillan said. “It makes sense to make the move now.” McQuillan’s resignation takes effect Jan. 5.
McQuillan, who was named commissioner in Jan. 2007, said there were no hard feelings about Malloy’s publicly stated intentions, just a recognition of the nature of politics.
“I’m supportive of what the governor wants to do,” he said. Read more…
As 2010 draws to a close, we can reflect on another fantastic year for gadgets. Technology has advanced to a point where we can now watch 3D programming in our living rooms, computers have reduced in size, increased in power and can now be placed on our laps. We are even able to control a Parrot A.R. Drone with our smartphone. This years two fastest selling gadgets, the Apple iPad and Microsoft’s Kinect, also happen to be the two fastest selling gadgets of all time. With that in mind, we immediately set to work creating an infographic that could represent the sales of both the Kinect and iPad, focusing specifically on how many units were sold and how much money they made for both Microsoft and Apple.
The work of a radiology technician allows the physician to see multiple internal images of human body. Students can learn science and technology behind the field by enrolling in a training program after gathering all necessary radiology technician info. These training programs prepare students for radiological testing in hospitals and health care centers as technicians.
The field is composed of diagnostic imaging used to show different parts of the human body. Several procedures exist depending on the body part to be seen. For example, an X-ray is taken when the doctor believes the patient has suffered a fracture. When a doctor needs to see the soft tissue around the bones a technician conducts X-ray, which is done by having a patient to drink a solution that maps out the body. The techniques of MRI and CT scans are more common than traditional X-rays. Read more…
I spent my spare time in the last few weeks working on IMS Basic LTI support for ATutor that even included a short trip to their new offices at the Ontario College of Art and Design (www.ocad.ca). First and foremost I need to thank Cindy Li, Greg Gay and Harris Wong of the ATutor team for their great mentoring and quick assistance when I needed it.
The BasicLTI support in ATutor is probably my best work – it is informed by all the other designs of how to best put Basic LTI into a course management system. Also, since ATutor also supports IMS Common Cartridge 1.0 – it was the first time I wrote Basic LTI support with a mind to connect it to a Common Cartridge import / export. While that is not yet done (CC 1.1 support), I laid the groundwork for connecting CC 1.0 and Basic LTI 1.0 to form CC 1.1 in an upcoming release. In
A total of 262 professionals (vs 198 in 2009 and 218 in 2007) working in universities and colleges completed this online survey about the state of print and electronic publications in higher education from October 7 to 22, 2010. The survey was completed by people working in marketing/communications (72%), web (9.5%) and other offices.
Here are some of the main results:
- 69% of print budgets are frozen as well as 47% of electronic budgets.
- 94% of survey respondents (vs 82% in 2009 and 77% in 2007) state that their institutions are relying more on electronic publications (Web, blog, email, PDF, RSS, etc) for a set of different reasons (budget, audience preferences, innovation, environment, etc.)
- While many publications produced by surveyed institutions are primarily available in both print and electronic formats, there is a significant trend across most publications to have them in electronic format only.
The junior guard scored 23 points as the Skippers opened their Division I regular season schedule with a 60-56 overtime victory over seven-time defending state champion Hendricken.
A slow start was too much for the Tigers to overcome on day two of the Menlo Winter Classic. The Black and Orange faced off with Lewis & Clark, and played the Pioneers almost even in the second half, but a 13 point offensive effort by Oxy in the opening stanza was the difference in a 66-50 loss.
The Tigers defense once again played well, holding the Pioneers to just 25 points in the opening half, but that superior effort could not make up for their struggles on the other end of the floor. The Black and Orange connected on just four field goal attempts, with two coming from behind the arc, as they shot just 17.4% heading into intermission.
Oxy came out of halftime and found their rhythm from the field, shooting 44.4% from the field, but the Pioneers stepped up their game connecting on 55.6% of their second half attempts.
Lewis & Clark (5-4) had three players finish in double digits, led by Megan Spence with 22.
Michelle Lo was the bright spot for the Tigers offense with a team high 19 points.
Stephanie Babij led the Oxy defense with a team high eight rebounds and two steals.
The Tigers (3-5) now have almost two weeks off to prepare for their next opponent as they will return to Rush gymnasium, where they are 3-1 on the season, to face Southern Methodist on Thursday, December 30th. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 PM in conjunction with the opening day of the Occidental / Chapman Classic.