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Library Renovation: On Becoming an Academic Commons

Through a major interior renovation completed just over a year ago, the University of Denver transformed its existing main library, Penrose, into the new Anderson Academic Commons. Rethinking the use of space has dramatically changed the nature of services and the user experience, allowing DU to focus on building community.

Collaboration Technology Teaches Law Students to Work Together

Traditionally adversarial, today's law school environment is moving toward more collaboration and group problem-solving -- with a little help from technology.

Georgia Tech Engineering Students Use Virtual Desktops to Access Specialized Tools Anywhere, Anytime

One of the country's largest engineering programs has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) so its students can access industry standard engineering software tools from any computer, anywhere they are connected to the Internet.

How to Get From 97 Data Centers Down to 8

How to Get From 97 Data Centers Down to 8

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is expecting major savings and improved performance from a massive effort to aggregate its 97 data center locations into as few as eight. Will users who are accustomed to their own local services be willing to buy in?

Sharing Instruction

Videoconferencing technology is allowing three institutions to pool instructional resources and make specialized courses available to more students



Students at Clemson U Monitor Social Media for Collaborative Research

Clemson University in South Carolina has developed a Social Media Listening Center (SMLC) for real-time monitoring of online blog posts, tweets, status updates and other public social media communications. Students in the university's Creative Inquiry class use the SMLC for research projects, as do students in management, communications and other classes.

3 Ways to Get Faculty Up to Speed With Technology

Centers for teaching and learning share how they help faculty retool for technology-enabled teaching.

Exploring New Frontiers with Google Glass

In fields ranging from journalism to healthcare to social media, forward-thinking professors across the country are pioneering new digital frontiers with Google Glass.

Big Data: An Evolution in Higher Education's Technology Landscape

Big data has arrived in higher education, but it certainly is not leveraged to the extent that it could be or may soon be. What should we expect in the future?

Dalton State College Automates Fact Book with Online Dashboard

Dalton State College in Georgia has replaced its manual Fact Book development process with an automated dashboard that draws data directly from the student information system and delivers information on demand through an online interface.