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October 19th, 2017

Is blockchain the answer to higher ed’s cybersecurity problems?

By Alan Heppenstall
Co-Founder and CTO, Accredible
It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time when federal agencies, corporations and nonprofits join together in one universal cause: to make the internet safer and more secure....

October 18th, 2017

5 tips to drive applicants and boost enrollment

By Alexander Kesler
Founder and President, inSegment
Online research plays an essential role in a prospective student’s decision-making process. Therefore, a strong content marketing strategy is an invaluable tool for attracting future students to your institution....

October 18th, 2017

11 advantages of online learning software in higher ed

By Shivani Sharma
Content Manager, WizIQ
In this post, we'll take a closer look at the benefits offered by one of the most impactful of these technologies: eLearning software. At various stages throughout the adoption, delivery and post-education process, online learning software can deliver significant advantages for institutions that emphasize...

October 17th, 2017

3 ways to teach financial literacy in college-and why it’s no longer a ‘maybe’

By Beth G. Tallman
Financial Educator, Freelance Writer and Consultant, Oberlin College, OppU, Ohio Jump$tart Coalition
The financial health of Americans has been headline material of late and the prognosis is grim–69 percent of Americans surveyed have less than $1,000 in savings, and 3 percent have nothing put away for emergencies, much less retirement. And when it comes to financial...

October 16th, 2017

How to change recruitment for an evolving high school grad demographic

By Darrell Mockus
The fundamental nature of post-secondary education recruiting is changing significantly and enrollment management departments need to start preparing for those changes now....

October 11th, 2017

After a rocky start, this is why institutions are finally leading the digital revolution

By Kevin Boyce
Chief Operating Officer, Ellucian
Fifteen years ago, a myth began to circulate the education technology conversation. It contended that after decades spent leveraging software to enhance incredibly complex operations and experiences, higher education had become slow to adopt....

October 11th, 2017

Roll up your sleeves! Why accessibility in higher ed needs all hands on-deck

By Rick Johnson
VP Product Strategy, VitalSource
The accessibility of learning content is undergoing a dramatic change right now. This change is being built upon existing standards that key parts of the industry are implementing, as well as new standards. All the changes that are happening are, for the first time,...

October 5th, 2017

Can student competitions revitalize STEM in higher ed?

By The Team at Mathworks
MathWorks’ Sebastian Castro, Education Technical Evangelist, says the days when engineers worked in dedicated teams, each performing a specific set of tasks, is evolving into a new model where successful design projects begin by breaking down traditional silos in the spirit of integration. In...

October 2nd, 2017

Predicting the next 20 years in higher ed reveals 5 major themes

By Van L. Davis
Associate Vice President, Higher Education Policy and Research, Blackboard
Higher education in the U.S. is facing unprecedented challenges. Long viewed as an engine for success, recent surveys show a partisan erosion in that faith in higher ed. This erosion of trust, coupled with significant demographic shifts and growing costs, are fueling national debates...

September 27th, 2017

University creates new leaders in IT thanks to innovative mentorship program

By Tom Borgula
Information Technology Director of Corporate Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
In addition to learning in the classroom, hands-on training can be eye-opening and transformative, which is why we decided to participate in the unique ERPsim program at Central Michigan University (CMU). The program brings together our employees from the IT, Human Resources and Procurement...

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