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March 16th, 2018

How to foster innovation while keeping data private

By Sowjanya O’Neill
senior manager of SLED marketing, Fortinet
IT infrastructure at colleges and universities has become increasingly complicated as availability, performance, and student success compete with security. But the threat landscape continues to expand, as evidenced by the growing number of cyber attacks in the sector (education institutions are the number-one target...

March 12th, 2018

3 reasons to automate your workflow

By Kathleen Kramer
technology product manager, Dude Solutions
Technology has changed the education landscape. Whether you’re creating the infrastructure of your internal email server, supporting online coursework, or managing the hardware used by your faculty, staff and students, IT’s role in higher education is invaluable. IT has never been more of an...

March 9th, 2018

5 questions to ask before your university goes mobile

By Danial Jameel and Haider Ali
co-founder and chief executive officer; director of product marketing and insights, OOHLALA Mobile
Before they set foot in their first class, incoming college students face a maze of requirements and resources that will be critical to their success. So-called “student supports” abound. Yet forty percent of first-year students don’t return the following year, and a growing number...

March 6th, 2018

5 tips to empower users with data visualization

By Georgia Mariani
principal product marketing manager for education, SAS
Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio has been a leader in the use of data and analytics for years, thanks to the efforts of Karl Konsdorf, Sinclair’s director of research, analytics, and reporting. Konsdorf leads a team responsible for database administration, institutional research, report...

March 2nd, 2018

To catch a cheat: Best practices in online proctoring

By Michael London
founder and chief executive officer, Examity
According to the latest report from Babson Survey Research Group, nearly 6.5 million American undergraduates now take at least one course online—representing close to one-third of the postsecondary student body. The rise of online programs is enabling colleges and universities to support a growing population...

February 27th, 2018

How to harness the predictive power of e-learning platforms

By Jamie Fitch
co-founder and chief executive officer, OnlineMedEd
With enrollments increasing and costs soaring even more so, both universities and students are looking for a better knowledge experience. They demand a system that keeps students engaged, while preparing them for success both here and now and beyond graduation. A new kind of...

February 26th, 2018

How real-time communications innovations are disrupting higher ed

By Patrick Joggerst
chief marketing officer & executive vice president of business development, Ribbon Communications
As more teaching is being done online and more research is being conducted within and between universities, new collaboration platforms are becoming more valuable than ever. Communications service providers are now bundling networking services and collaboration applications (voice, video, and messaging) to make real-time...

February 19th, 2018

Don’t be complacent about data security

By Jared Stein
vice president of higher ed strategy and research, Canvas by Instructure
Have you ever been awoken by a loud noise in the middle of the night? Your body shifts from resting to alert in an instant. What just happened? Am I safe? Is the house secure? Did I lock the doors? At some point, you...

February 15th, 2018

How to improve faculty and staff onboarding in higher ed

By Chris Byers
chief executive officer, Formstack
The hiring and onboarding processes can be extremely complex for colleges and universities. Higher-education institutions often bring in hundreds of new employees every year—from professors to student workers to administrators to dining service personnel. Hiring and onboarding these employees can involve dozens of hiring...

February 14th, 2018

3 ways to use tech to award more scholarships (part 1)

By Tim Hill
president & general manager of higher education solutions, Blackbaud
In today’s world, finding students to award scholarships seems like it should be a very easy task. There are obviously a lot of students in need of financial assistance to help with their education. However, the reality is that finding students to award scholarships...

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