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April 17th, 2018

Training new grads to beat out the bots

By Frank Connolly
director of research, MindEdge Learning
As graduation nears for many college students, the job hunt is officially on. And, as if the pressure to land that first gig weren’t high enough, today’s grads are now facing competition from a new quarter: robots. While these bots may not be a...

April 12th, 2018

It’s time to turn legacy HR departments into a digital experience

By Michael Gretczko and Matthew Alex
principal and national service line leader; principal, higher education practice, ConnectMe, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Deloitte Consulting LLP
Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report found that nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed rated employee experience as important, while only 22 percent reported that their organizations were excellent at building a differentiated employee experience. This is often related to legacy human resources...

April 9th, 2018

How apps can increase student engagement

By Bob Nilsson
director of vertical solutions marketing, Extreme Networks
In almost every endeavor, success depends on engaging your customers to ensure their success and keep them coming back. Colleges and universities need to continually monitor student (i.e., customer) satisfaction and track their success, just as stores and businesses do. Just as retailers use...

April 5th, 2018

How to do micro-credentialing and digital badging the right way

By Geoff Irvine
chief executive officer, Chalk & Wire
Employers today are far less reliant on the four-year college degree than in the past, when the B.A. or B.S. served as a primary pre-hire indicator of future performance. Today, the bachelor’s degree is virtually a commodity. According to an analysis by Burning Glass...

April 3rd, 2018

To build next-gen STEM leaders, universities and industry must collaborate

By Don Bossi
president, FIRST
As more industries become reliant on tech-savvy talent, the disconnect between students’ STEM education and hiring managers’ expectations is becoming increasingly challenging. As companies continue to evolve their hiring requirements to include more of these in-demand skills, creating opportunities to help all students be...

April 2nd, 2018

6 steps to gain faculty support for online learning

By Scott Moore, Ph.D.
principal learning strategist, ExtensionEngine
I have the unique privilege of viewing the development of online learning through three different lenses: as former chaired and tenured faculty and program head at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, as former dean at Babson College in Mass., and now,...

April 2nd, 2018

3 smart ways to improve IT funding in higher ed

By Matt Loecke
executive vice president, Apogee
Traditionally, IT teams built their campus technology environment from the ground up. They implemented hardware builds that not only accrued large initial costs, but also hefty replacement expenses. In fact, preliminary costs were so large, cyclical expenditures into refresh cycles of equipment were often...

March 30th, 2018

Final Four: Having “nun” of the old-school analytics

By Elena Cox
chief executive officer and co-founder, vibeffect
There may be two kinds of higher powers at work in this captivating March Madness tournament. Sister Jean has become the darling of the 2018 NCAA tournament for her powerful belief in offering better analysis to support her team’s coach, even as she occasionally...

March 27th, 2018

Learn from a malware analyst and empower your colleagues about security

By Lysa Myers
security researcher, ESET
Information security has gotten a reputation as the “Department of No,” the place where new ideas go to die. This is especially problematic in a higher ed environment, where exploration is a central purpose. What if there were a way to protect our users,...

March 27th, 2018

Big data–you’ve got it, now what?

By Brian Apperson
vice president of higher education, Apperson
The adoption of big data in higher education has been relatively slow due, in part, to privacy concerns. The sheer volume of information can also be overwhelming. Institutions may not know how to best harness and make sense of such large amounts of data....

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