Thursday, August 23, 2007

UMC News, 8/23/2007 (Delano Robinson, Lorenzo Marshall)

Delano Robinson Wins College IT Showcase. Delano Robinson, of Bloomington, Ill., recently earned 1st Place in the college division of the IT Showcase held in conjunction with the 29th annual National BDPA Technology Conference in Washington, DC. Robinson was the best of five college students that participated in division of the IT Showcase as determined by the judges. The BDPA IT Showcase was sponsored by IBM and Eli Lilly & Company. Elmer Corbin (IBM) and Tim Coleman (Eli Lilly) shared comments with the students during the award ceremony.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

SlideShare, 8/14/2007 (Kai Dupe)

An Introduction to Second Life. Kai Dupe gave this presentation at the 2007 National BDPA conference in Washington DC. Second Life is a 3-D virtual world. It is entirely built and owned by its players known as residents. Since its inception in 2003, it has exploded in popularity and currently boasts upwards of six million residents. Among its residents are educators who are exploring the possibilities of digital literacies. The critical dimension of literacy is the basis for ensuring individuals are not merely able to participate in some existing literacy and make meanings within in, but also that, in various ways, they are able to transform and actively produce it. This presentation explores the possibilities of a digital/virtual learning environment. Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing this delivery mechanism as well as the techniques needed for effective delivery will be discussed.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/7/2007 (Derek Griffin, Jahon Horton, Lanita Russell, Antonio Watson)

Area Students Head North for Contest. Three Chattanooga high school students will participate in a national data processing competition sponsored by the Black Data Processing Associates based in Greenbelt, MD. The High School Computer Competition will be held in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 15 through Aug. 18, said Lanita Russell, public relations director for the Chattanooga chapter of the BDPA.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

YouTube, 8/5/2007 (Perry Carter, Donna Woodall)

BDPA and Microsoft Local News Interview (2007 NBDPA Conference Washington, D.C.). Donna Woodall of Microsoft and Perry Carter, NBDPA's Host Chapter President are interviewed by News Channel 8's News Talk host, Bruce DePuyt.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

YouTube, 8/1/2007 (Gina Billings, Sharrane Morton)

BDPA (DC) ITAV Pilot interview featuring Women CEOs of Technology Organizations. Ms. Sharrarne Morton, CEO of Morton Media, interviews Ms. Gina Billings, National BDPA President and Ms. Lisa Harbour-Carter, President and CEO of Wynnewood Technologies, prior to the 2007 National BDPA Technology Conference in Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 8/1/2007 (Clifford Lowe)

Kids' Programs. Free Concert: BDPA Pittsburgh Chapter Presents Ahveekhy.

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