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June 20th, 2018

How to digitally transform higher ed without coding

By Ken McElrath
founder and chief executive officer, Skuid
Higher education has been on a tear in recent years, racing to digitize processes once held sacrosanct, such as libraries, curricula, and centuries of collections. But higher-ed institutions still struggle to keep pace with digital transformation in many core operational systems, particularly those managing...

June 18th, 2018

3 ways technology has evolved the lecture

By Elisa Esposito
senior manager, channel marketing higher education, Ricoh USA, Inc.
Interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) have become increasingly common in educational environments, thanks in part to the technology’s flexibility and ongoing evolution. IFPDs let us easily share information with more devices in more ways seemingly every day. As a result, university users are making...

June 13th, 2018

The villain cheating students and faculty

By Michael Hale
vice president of education , VitalSource
There is a pervasive villain that strikes at the very heart of higher education. Its wound is painless yet powerful; victims don’t even know their academic life has been crippled until it’s too late. There has been much gnashing of teeth and angst about...

June 11th, 2018

Real-time info makes campus maps more high tech than ever

By Brian Rehkopf
senior account executive, Concept3D
Gone are the days of the static campus map. Today, campuses of all size and type—from massive public universities to prep schools and urban city colleges—are integrating real-time data feeds into their campus maps. As the internet of things (IoT) continues to heat up...

June 6th, 2018

The benefits of open source virtualization

By Bill Hirsch
senior solutions architect, Red Hat
While colleges and universities have a well-deserved reputation for being ahead of the curve in many areas, their willingness to be at the forefront of innovative technologies often flies under the radar. And yet, many higher-ed institutions have shown a readiness to embrace new...

June 4th, 2018

We need to support foster youth in higher ed

By Gregg Scoresby
chief executive officer, CampusLogic
Last month was National Foster Care Month, a time to highlight the role each of us can play in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. It’s a sobering fact to think that 400,000 children and youth are in foster care...

May 23rd, 2018

Overcoming multi-cloud security challenges

By Jonathan Nguyen-Duy
vice president, strategy and analytics, Fortinet
Over the past decade, technology that supports e-learning environments in higher education settings has evolved rapidly. This has enabled a number of benefits for education, such as more efficient teaching and sharing of information, personalized lessons to let students progress at their own pace,...

May 22nd, 2018

5 keys to implementing cyber education at your school

By Roy Zur
chief executive officer, Cybint Solutions
Cybercrimes are growing exponentially, posing tremendous threats to our financial markets, undermining public confidence, violating our privacy, and costing hundreds of billions of dollars annually (estimated to cost up to 6 trillion dollars by 2021). Malicious cyberattacks are also used by government-led groups and...

May 17th, 2018

Going beyond the hype: How AI can be used to make a difference

By Elena Cox
chief executive officer and co-founder
Reference to artificial intelligence (AI) has become strategic in higher-ed discourse, joining the terms “big data” and “predictive modeling.” When I was introduced to AI in 2013 by a member of our design team, it captivated my imagination. Since then, as our data grew...

May 14th, 2018

How to maintain the balance between security and privacy

By Lysa Myers
security researcher, ESET
We’re in a unique moment in history, where the negative consequences of organizations tracking our digital traffic are painfully clear. It’s certainly understandable that “security measures” can seem to many people more like intrusive surveillance than personal protection. But a lack of defenses will...

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