As seen on eSchool News June 22nd, 2018

    Beware: Your SIS might not be protecting student data

    By John Jennings
    digital media manager , Skyward
    When FERPA was signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1974, “accessibility” meant “the key to the filing cabinet,” and an “information request” was either an in-person conversation or a bundle of paperwork. Now, nearly 50 years later, the entire context of the...

    As seen on eCampus News 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...

    As seen on eSchool News June 19th, 2018

    Can we design learning environments geared for maximum motivation?

    By Erin Werra
    writer, Skyward
    What can we learn from human psychology about designing learning environments geared for maximum motivation? Let’s start by identifying core human motivations using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs. Psychologist Abraham Maslow studied human motivation as a whole, rather than the discrete pockets of motivation...

    As seen on eCampus News 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...

    As seen on eSchool News June 18th, 2018

    3 ways to promote grit via literacy instruction

    By Christina Pirzada, M.Ed.
    SEL program manager, Newsela
    J.K. Rowling. Bill Gates. Oprah Winfrey. These are no doubt names that most students recognize as successful. But what often goes overlooked is the perseverance needed to achieve success, and that successful people—including these household names—often overcome great obstacles. To that end, the conversation...

    As seen on eSchool News June 13th, 2018

    20 ideas for teaching coding in math, science, social studies, and ELA

    By Tammy Pankey
    curriculum specialist, Pitsco Education
    You might think coding is a novel trend that doesn’t have other applications beyond programming, but coding offers many connections to multiple subjects, with the added benefit of reinforcing essential 21st-century skills. In coding, students use computational thinking and critical thinking to solve problems....

    As seen on eCampus News 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...

    As seen on eSchool News June 12th, 2018

    Here’s how to foster creative problem solving

    By Sharif Karmally
    senior product marketing manager, Adobe
    Last year, Adobe conducted a study of Generation Z students (ages 11-17) that found students and teachers believe creativity is critical for success in the future workforce. Based on this insight, we conducted another study this year to dig into this notion of creative problem solving:...

    As seen on eCampus News 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...

    As seen on eCampus News 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...

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