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July 16th, 2018

How to develop soft skills in the digital age

By Jeff Lewis, Ph.D.
founder and chief product officer, YouSeeU
With the rise of automation, organizations worldwide have made soft skills like communication, collaboration, and critical thinking a top priority. To work successfully alongside machines, recent grads and the current workforce must rely on what makes them uniquely human....

July 9th, 2018

5 things every college must know about cloud computing

By Keith Rajecki
senior director of solutions, Oracle Global Education and Research
On the banks of the Ohio River sits a small school called Shawnee State University. With 3,800 students, it might not be a well-known campus in the nation. But it is quietly leading the charge in a movement to use cloud technology to limit...

July 2nd, 2018

The single biggest mistake universities make when going online

By Furqan Nazeeri
partner, ExtensionEngine
U.S. News and World Report recently published its ranking of the best online MBA programs. The list featured 284 schools with online master’s degree programs in business administration. In December 2017, this number was 251, meaning 33 new online MBA programs were launched in...

June 25th, 2018

Could an up-and-coming technology make your campus stand out?

By Jami Milner
national account manager for education, NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
4K resolution—also known as ultra-high definition (UHD)—is a fast-growing technology, with use of 4K content expected to increase from around 10 percent today to almost 40 percent in 2020. It was a trending topic at the recent InfoComm and UBTech conferences in Las Vegas, where higher...

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...

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