As the Campus Technology conference celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a moment to reflect on the ed tech trends of the past two decades--and the prescient wisdom of some of our speakers.
In a world where knowledge is available with a few clicks of the mouse, colleges and universities must find new ways to give students the skills to succeed.
The 2013 Campus Technology Innovators awards honor IT leaders who have deployed extraordinary technology solutions to meet campus challenges.
Union County College opened just three days after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Eastern seaboard, thanks to the relentless--and innovative--recovery efforts of its president, faculty, and staff.
Lane Community College integrated its lighting and event-scheduling systems, creating a new source of revenue and an approach to solving other facilities-scheduling challenges on campus.
In 2011, Marist launched the Open Academic Analytics Initiative, supported initially by an Educause Next Generation Learning Challenges grant (funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and now maintained and furthered by the college. OAAI's main goal is to research the "portability" of predictive models, to create tools and resources that are applicable in diverse educational environments.
SpaceScout allows any student with an iOS device or access to a web browser to search for campus study spaces by location on a map or by selecting type of space, capacity, hours available, whether or not the space is reservable, location, noise level, technology resources (e.g., projector), and proximity to food or coffee.
Recognizing the need to put sophisticated career-planning tools directly in the hands of students, parents, and advisers, Mathews and his team created the Education and Career Positioning System, a suite of tools that analyzes learning records, personal traits, and individual abilities to help students choose potential education and career directions.
The Research Network allows people to find other individuals on campus studying similar topics and form their own groups to collaborate around specific subjects.
Building on the university's existing business intelligence and data analytics systems, CSU San Marcos forged a strategic class scheduling process that helps ensure degree-seeking students have access to the courses they need while producing new efficiencies to safeguard the university's shrinking budgets.