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October 6th, 2022

The most important part of your LMS isn’t the LMS

By Brad Koch, Vice President of Higher Education and Strategy, Open LMS
An LMS plays a key role in the rapid shift to online learning and providing learners a pathway to higher education. Delivering a great online learning experience requires three main components: effective faculty enablement and training, great-looking courses and course content, and a reliable, cost-effective learning management system. The actual LMS is just a small part of an effective teaching and learning program....

September 26th, 2022

How to increase security for hybrid education networks

By Terry Young, Director, Service Provider Marketing, A10 Networks
Universities should look towards an integrated approach that consolidates cybersecurity functions as much as possible Well before 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic taking hold, connectivity played an important role in university life. Universities are hotbeds for ideas and innovation—and also have a nearly insatiable need for connectivity....

September 21st, 2022

How to prepare students for the future of manufacturing

By Simon Leigh, Senior Manager of Design & Manufacturing Education Strategy, Autodesk
The future of manufacturing faces a major skills gap that could grow as the workforce struggles to keep up with further technological advances Many sectors have embraced digital transformation in the workplace, welcoming in advanced technology, new tools, and greater efficiency. In the design and manufacturing industry, digital transformation has led to the creation of new jobs and opportunities. The problem is that the existing workforce isn’t...

September 16th, 2022

6 ways to master change management in higher ed

By Roger Boucher, Market Executive of Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America
As higher ed institutions evaluate goals for the coming academic year, now is an excellent time to map out change management strategies. The world of higher education faces unique challenges when it comes to change. Given the large number of stakeholders involved in decision-making, higher education institutions must prepare extensively and act consistently to build consensus and achieve buy-in....

September 14th, 2022

Improving the student experience with audio over Wi-Fi

By Sam Nord, Vice President of Global Sales, Listen Technologies
Audio over Wi-Fi technology is democratizing assistive listening systems in education settings, and that’s great news for students and educators Hearing loss is on the rise, and it’s not just among the over-65 demographic. Young people are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss, most likely from an increase in use of personal listening devices at high volume. Some people may not even realize they have hearing...

September 13th, 2022

5 ways chat commerce empowers students and administrators

By Jennifer Shambroom, CMO, Clickatell
Chat commerce, the future of digital commerce and engagement in messaging apps can create a better experience for all on campus For administrators wanting to invest in a long-term digital strategy, here are five ways chat commerce, the future of digital commerce and engagement in messaging apps and mobile communication channels, can help you deliver a better experience for students, parents, fellow staff, and faculty....

September 12th, 2022

How to bridge the digital course materials disconnect

By Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos
The ubiquity of digital course materials and resources is changing the way we think about access to information and knowledge retention The COVID-19 pandemic may be remembered as a breakthrough moment for the acceptance of digital course materials....

September 8th, 2022

Online learning is no longer novel—how can you stay ahead of the curve?

By Andrea Maconachy, EVP of Marketing, AllCampus
Students know the value of online learning--they want to know the value and uniqueness of your online programs Higher education faces a sea of questions about enrollment trends and how they might play out in the near future. But one thing is certain: Online education is here to stay. Just take a look at MBA programs, which last year saw online enrollment...

September 1st, 2022

2 ways to use tech to improve the student experience

By Tony Forsythe, CEO, AppointLink
When universities eliminate clutter and ensure accurate communications, they create a positive student experience Student life can be full of stressors. Many students are juggling work, family, and school at once—all while striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It can be enough to break even the strongest wills. Understanding this struggle, universities are tasked with making the student...

August 26th, 2022

3 smart steps to a strong PCI foundation

By Martha Wilson, ISA, Senior Manager, Program Management, TouchNet
PCI Compliance and PCI standards is a substantial ongoing project for even the smallest organization and can be a formidable challenge for higher ed If your institution processes, stores, or transmits card payments anywhere on campus, then you must conform to data security and compliance standards by the payments industry....

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