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Abstract

A free learning portal designed to help faculty to teach, learn, and connect with others in the fields of data warehousing, DSS/BI, and database is being made available by Teradata, a division of NCR. Teradata worked closely with leading academics to create the Teradata University Network (www.teradatauniversitynetwork.com). The network is reached by faculty through a portal that includes (1) course syllabi; (2) access to software; (2) Power Point presentations (with speaker's notes); (4) cases, projects, and assignments (with teaching notes); (5) book chapters, articles, and research reports; (6) the Teradata library; (7) web-based courses; and (8) links to related sites. In addition, a separate portal for students, located at www.teradatastudentnetwork.com, leads to a subset of the above materials, including (1) access to software; (2) cases, projects, and assignments (without teaching notes); (3) book chapters, articles, and research reports; (4) the Teradata library; and (5) links to related sites. The student site excludes materials that are only for course instructors. This tutorial describes the creation of the Teradata University Network (TUN), discusses how faculty access and use TUN, describes how a faculty member might use it in a typical session, and faculty reactions to TUN. Special attention is given to the software available on TUN and TSN. It also discusses working with Teradata and TUN and provides lessons learned to help other faculty involved in vendor-supported initiatives.

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