The integration of government, education and technology arrived at Corban University in a big blue package on April 1, 2011.
The C-SPAN Digital Bus was on the University’s Salem Campus from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. attracting students and staff to the cable network’s premiere outreach vehicle.
The bus was equipped with the latest interactive technology including four Touchsmart computer kiosks to access C-SPAN's resources. These included the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, Book TV, and many websites.
Visitors tested their knowledge with public affairs quizzes, and learned how to download apps for their iPhones, iPads and Blackberries and access C-SPAN podcasts, live online streaming and XM radio.
Freshman Kent Wilson and several other students tested their knowledge of the legislative branch of government. There were laughs as they got answers right and wrong and quickly realized how much they still had to learn.
C-SPAN Marketing Representative Jenny Marland said this is one of many reasons the Digital Bus travels across the nation and to college campuses.
“We are using tools they access everyday like Facebook and MySpace and Twitter,” she said. “Students are a great demographic for C-SPAN because they can utilize all of the resources we have. They won’t have any problems accessing our video and historical accounts and other primary resources they can use in the classroom. The wonderful thing is that it’s all free, which is very good for a college student as most of them know.”
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