Features


Beyond the Hype, Schools Chart a MOOC-Tinted Future

In a joint report, the Big Ten universities analyze the potential of MOOC platforms to improve instruction across members schools and extend the reach of a powerful brand.

Duke Co-Lab Invites Students to Write Their Own Technology

This "creativity incubator" promotes the idea of students taking ownership of campus technology; it also helps them make the connection between classroom learning and the nitty-gritty of real work.

An 'Ensemble Model' for Student Analytics: Driving Academic Success in the Community College

"There's been a sea change in community colleges, from a sole emphasis on providing an access to education for all, to placing a much greater, additional emphasis on the students you have already admitted," according to South Orange County Community College District Vice Chancellor Bob Bramucci. In this interview, he tells Campus Technology's Mary Grush how SOCCCD is expanding its toolchest for student success, why that's more crucial now than ever, and what the institution is doing to help other colleges do the same.

The Power of Predictive Analytics

The Power of Predictive Analytics

Smart universities are turning to new data sources to identify those students who need a nudge toward success.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Why Your Help Desk Should Be More Like Apple's Genius Bar

This Arizona college IT organization took an idea from Apple to build a better relationship with its faculty and staff "customers."



The Need for Innovation Amid Change

The Need for Innovation Amid Change

Issuing dire warnings about the threat facing higher ed, keynote speakers at Campus Technology 2013 also offered tough love and guidance for the future.

The True Cost of Open Source

The True Cost of Open Source

While open source software boasts no licensing fees, costs such as maintenance, support, and storage can bump up the total price.

What Faculty Want From IT

What Faculty Want From IT

Faculty don't always see eye to eye with the IT department. Here, CT looks at the top 10 services faculty really want IT to deliver.

Hacking the Classroom: Purdue U's Approach to Augmented Learning

Informatics Director Kyle Bowen explains how Purdue U is once again "hacking the classroom" by tying together the disparate apps and devices students bring with them, all in an effort to improve the ways in which technology can enhance teaching and learning.

E-Learning: Tips for Student Success

Two schools share what tools they use to improve student engagement and commitment in their distance learning programs.