Tag Archives: higher education

Re-examining a Quality Higher Education

As digitalization permeates classrooms, modern IT and cable infrastructures drive quality. GUEST COLUMN | by Sean Graham It’s no surprise that technology is changing how students learn and how administrators deliver education. A recent report from McGraw Hill Education found … Continue reading

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Unpacking Packback

Running off resilience, backed by a billionaire, a rising-star edtech company finds its way. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “The stories that are rarely ever told are the ones of grit, failure, hard work, and perseverance leading to success,” says … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Streamline Higher Ed Tasks

Digital transformation has at last made its way to higher education, and staff need to take advantage of the perks. GUEST COLUMN | by Jamie Riepe It’s no secret that higher education staff are often spread thin across their many … Continue reading

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Trends | Next 20 for Higher Ed

As one of edtech’s oldest companies turns 20, how are they celebrating? Looking ahead to the next 20 years, naturally. “Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education” asks U.S. higher education leaders to share their insights into what the … Continue reading

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Digital Delivery

Exploring the future of online degrees.  GUEST COLUMN | by Simon Nelson The digital shift in society has navigated its way into the higher education sector, prompting the reimagining of the delivery of education. My company’s partnership with Deakin University … Continue reading

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Cloud Concerns

For educational organizations, some key elements to a sensitive issue. GUEST COLUMN| by Michael Fimin Because educational entities deal with both education records and sensitive financial data related to loans and tuition fees, a secure and reliable networking infrastructure is … Continue reading

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Uber, Airbnb, Top Hat

A successful edtech startup founder discusses big changes for higher education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  “Let’s make education better.” That’s the simple idea that brought co-founder Mike Silagadze (pictured) and Mohsen Shahini together to create Top Hat. Being engineers, … Continue reading

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Harvey HELP

Higher education taking a unified response, students helping students through GoFundMe. Texas and national leaders from higher education associations, institutions, foundations, and businesses have come together to launch the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | VitalSource Content Studio

Since its launch last year, VitalSource Content Studio™ has proven to be a growing interactive authoring resource for publishers, numerous higher education and K-12 institutions, as well as corporations and professionals looking to create training content for their employees. They output … Continue reading

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The Compelling Case for EdTech

The process of learning has changed surprisingly little since the days of Socrates. GUEST COLUMN | by Jay Chakrapani While banking, shopping and even driving a car have all become more intuitive and user-centric in recent years, the process of … Continue reading

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Keeping Admissions Competitive in a Mobile-First World

How mobile campus tours boost student engagement, keep costs under control. GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Keowen The campus tour is an essential, high-yield recruitment tool for prospective students and their families. One of the services most in demand from … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Alumnifire

Possibly the first digital networking platform powered by alumni, this cool tool engages members to open doors and opportunities for alums and students in the real world and on their own terms. Alumnifire activates alumni networks of any kind, from big … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | College Explorer

Fall is usually the time when college applications are on students’ and parents’ minds, but truth is, any time is a good time to start thinking about college applications. College Explorer is a free online tool from the not-for-profit NWEA … Continue reading

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Feeling Connected

Forward-leaning universities personalize the mobile experience for students. GUEST COLUMN | by Krystal Putman-Garcia A strong digital and mobile experience is crucial for reaching today’s undergrads. It’s important for colleges and universities to meet students on the platforms and tools … Continue reading

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One Size Fits

Personalized learning as part of your learning genome. GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Peddle “Education shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all, it should be one-size-fits-one.” -Brian Peddle There is extensive evidence that demonstrates traditional education is not adequately preparing our students for successful … Continue reading

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World-Changing Power

Through evolution comes challenges. GUEST COLUMN | by Jazz Gandhum The definition of education is “the process of teaching or learning” – and ever since the dawn of time, education has been central to the evolution of man. People always … Continue reading

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A Better Learning Experience

Thinking smarter about space to support classroom technology.  GUEST COLUMN | by Sean Corcorran As in every other enterprise, educators have discovered that using new technology to improve results can be a slow and sometimes hit-or-miss process. Educators are hampered … Continue reading

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At The Heart of Learning

Efficiency, empathy and empowerment in personalized learning for higher education.  GUEST COLUMN | by James Caras  Personalized learning offers the benefits of delivering customized instruction and learning paths to students based upon a learner profile generated as a student engages … Continue reading

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Ever Vigilant

Bridging the cybersecurity talent gap to maintain freedom from attackers. GUEST COLUMN | by Jennifer Teeters The future of cybersecurity is at risk. That’s not a statement I make lightly, and I don’t believe I’m being “Chicken Little” either. The … Continue reading

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Gone Data Gone

Three ways higher ed can protect students, faculty, and staff data. GUEST COLUMN | by Vijay Ramanathan The computer’s data is gone. Just thinking about such a data disaster can cause hearts to race in higher education students, faculty and … Continue reading

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Want to Drive On-Campus Visits?

Time to elevate your student relationship management game. GUEST COLUMN | by Jennifer Wiles It’s all set up to impress: the perfectly manicured lawn bustling with student activity. The state of the art gym. The recently renovated dorms. College campuses … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | PathSource

These guys would like to be known as America’s premier career navigation platform. How are they succeeding? PathSource is taking a proven set of career exploration tools, refined through work with some of America’s largest school districts, and offering them for free … Continue reading

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OER in 2016 and Beyond

Five reasons faculty and students need Open Educational Resources. GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Jacobs Open educational resources (OERs) have immense potential to foster much needed change in higher education, supporting innovation, growth and sustainability. And while OER use is … Continue reading

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Trends | Reimagining Higher Education

The year is drawing to a close, but not without a large burst of innovation opening up. A distinguished list of innovators and leaders re-imagining education feel that current pedagogical approaches are insufficient for preparing billions of students seeking higher education … Continue reading

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Slaying the Status Quo

Driving engagement and success for a new generation of students. GUEST COLUMN | by Frances Cairns Building a campus environment where everyone has access to important university services, programs and events is a critical part of driving student engagement and … Continue reading

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