OEIT presents NERCOMP Workshops on Cloud Computing and Digital Copyrights

Office of Educational Innovation and Technology

On May 4, 2010, OEIT delivered two topical workshops as part of a series presented by the Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), an affiliate of Educause. The first, “Education and the Cloud”, was jointly delivered with Bryant University and Pfeiffer University and addressed the challenges of using cloud computing in academic environments to save money while providing cutting-edge services. Justin Riley of OEIT gave an overview of the Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR) group's experiences using cloud computing in the classrooms at MIT.

At the second workshop, “Copyright and IP for Digital Images”, OEIT joined with colleagues from other MIT departments, as well as from Smith College, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to deliver a workshop on managing copyrights of digital images in a variety of applications. The event was organized by Peter Wilkins, of OEIT, Ann Whiteside of MIT's Rotch Library, and Elisa Lanzi of Smith College. Joining them from MIT’s Office of the General Counsel were Jay Wilcoxson and Mike Jung.