Tech Talk

Cornell’s CIO shares his vision

Ted Dodds became Cornell’s new chief information officer and vice president for information technology in January 2011. Previously, he was the University of British Columbia’s chief information officer (1997-2009) and its vice provost.

COLTS users switching to Kronos

Soon, 7,000 nonexempt staff and student employees will switch to recording their time in Kronos.

Pilot program to test eTexts, textbooks

Electronic textbooks, or eTexts, promise to cut textbook costs, while adding features that go beyond printed books. And an iPad weighs a lot less, too.

Beginning this spring, Cornell will launch a pilot program to test eTexts in four courses, involving about 1,000 students.

Cornell launches Video on Demand

Cornell launches Video on Demand

Cornell faculty and staff now have a free, university-provided way to get videos related to Cornell’s mission onto the web. With the new Video on Demand service, it takes just a few quick steps.

Tech the halls!

In the spirit of the season, members of CIT would like to share some favorite free or low-cost online resources, with the hopes that you may enjoy them this winter break. - Check out Epicurious if you love to cook and eat!

Tech Training Spotlight

Calling beginner web designers! In this hands-on course you will learn to process forms, manage sessions, write reusable code and create database-driven ColdFusion based websites. Register now for the Introduction to ColdFusion - Accelerated class offered Jan. 24-25.

If you haven’t already checked out Cornell’s Blog Service, some recently added features might entice you

Hundreds of blogs hosted on the CU Blog Service, by Edublog, are already being used for communication and collaboration in teaching and research. Any faculty or staff member can request and administer a blog hosted at

Computer donations aid technology education in Tioga County schools

Technology education at Tioga Central High School will get a boost from a donation of 40 computers from Cornell. The donation, managed by the Cornell Computer Reuse Association (CCRA), also included three laser printers.

Why secure computing is your responsibility

It’s 8:30 a.m. You sit down at your computer, ready to plow through the day’s work. Today you have some can’t-miss deadlines and you know you’ll need most of the day to meet one of them. Your computer seems sluggish, so you restart it. Although it takes longer than usual, finally you’re in.


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