With 1,300-plus databases under its management, the U Massachusetts Medical School has plenty to worry about when it comes to keeping data secure; but this database team has put in place change management practices that go a long way in protecting the resources in its care.
Schools are finding ways to encourage mobile development on campus while maintaining centralized control of their brands.
Lecture capture technology goes beyond just recording classroom lectures. It’s a cool tool that can help improve both teaching and learning. Here’s how.
Greenville Technical College had traditionally funded its central IT infrastructure projects through the school's internal budget. Databases, servers, firewalls, and wireless technologies were all taken care of out of pocket. That changed in 2010 when the need arose for a more robust wireless setup to replace an existing WiFi hotspot system that was reserved only for common areas.
The head of Indiana University's e-texts program lays out how his institution plans to "disrupt" the traditional textbook publishing model with the help of publishers themselves.
An emphasis on the open sharing of ideas makes higher ed more vulnerable to network attacks than corporations. How can schools mitigate the risks while still preserving their academic freedom?
Thrust into online learning at scale in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina--a disaster that put 45 percent of its physical campus out of commission--New Orleans-based Delgado Community College experienced the aftershock of realizing that many of its students were not "online ready." Success rates--and therefore retention and completion rates--suffered just because of a student skills gap in online education. A self-guided online learning module, DORM, has made a big difference even as a doubling of enrollment since 2006 has put further pressure on available classroom space.
Retention and advising tools help students stay in school and graduate. But they can also be a boon to a school's bottom line.
To assist preservation and archiving efforts, a new cloud offering allows academics to store data with multiple cloud providers via a single interface.
6 ideas to help vendors and IT leaders forge a more productive relationship.