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September 20th, 2017

How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner

By Kenneth Chapman
Vice President of Market Research, D2L
An exciting and well-established concept known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining attention in higher education as a way to make digital learning programs more accessible to all learners, including those with a wide variety of learning challenges. Endorsed by EDUCAUSE’s Next...

September 14th, 2017

Why every campus should provide today’s students with digital backpacks

By Tim Merrigan
VP of State, Local and Education, VMware
Technology is a critical component in education delivery and growing moreso by the day, but the story of higher learning is not solely a technology story. It is a story about intellectual growth and delivering a consistent learning experience across the entire student population...

September 13th, 2017

3 superstar CIOs discuss the most important higher ed considerations

By Dr. Rod Berger
CEO, MindRocket Media Group
Many say that the one position in education that has evolved the most in recent years is Chief Information Officer, both in K-12 and higher ed. In higher education, the scope of fast-paced changes in technology are breathtaking. And unlike K-12 where the CIO/CTO...

September 12th, 2017

Behind the scenes of unclaimed FAFSAs: Why it’s happening and how ed staff can help

By Brian Kathman
CEO, Signal Vine
According to, as much as $2.7 billion in free federal grant money went unclaimed in 2015 due to incomplete or unsubmitted Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. What’s getting in students’ way when it comes to filling out these forms?...

August 31st, 2017

Attention higher ed: Here’s what you should know about adult ed back-to-school

By Suzie Fiore
Director of Education, Amway North America
As the dog days of summer draw to a close, it’s time to turn our attention to the classroom. “Back to School” season is now in full swing, and students around the country have furiously begun preparing for the upcoming school year. But there...

August 30th, 2017

These 3 game-based components can increase student achievement-here’s how

By André Thomas
CEO and Professor, Triseum and Texas A&M University
Remember the days of Oregon Trail? How about Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? While learning games have been around for decades, technological advancements are creating an entirely more modern gaming experience—one where quality mirrors the digital literacy expectations of today's student, one...

August 29th, 2017

The 1 thing higher ed should really invest in to reach millennials and gen Z

By Gary Kayye
President and CEO, rAVE [Publications]
There is a basic truth about the millennial generation that most technology companies and higher education institutions don’t like to hear: they don’t care that much about features. To succeed with millennials on the market and in the classroom, technology must deliver simple connectivity....

August 28th, 2017

5 ways the cloud is building the University of the Future

By Joy Walton
Managing Director, Huron
At the 2016 annual EDUCAUSE conference, Huron asked more than 110 IT professionals in higher education to explain how their institution is using technology to prepare for the future. While many respondents said cloud technology was a key step in transforming their institution, many...

August 23rd, 2017

When school’s out, IT is in–A checklist before fall

By Steve Stover
VP of Product Management and Product Marketing, Samanage
School may be out during the summertime, but IT is in and they are expected to hustle. The buildup to the start of a new school year is a critical time for IT leaders in higher education. Not only are they charged with supporting...

August 23rd, 2017

3 reasons why cybersecurity is such a problem for higher ed

By Tom Ruff
The financial and reputational impact that a data breach can have on an institution can be catastrophic, which is why cybersecurity is now a board agenda....

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