Features


The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.

Student Apps: Let Them Build Them and They Will Learn

At Loyola University Maryland, competitions are giving students real-world practice at conceiving, designing, and building mobile apps.

The MOOC Business Plan

The MOOC Business Plan

With millions of students taking high-quality MOOCs for free, schools and course providers are now searching for a viable business model.

Turning Business Students Into Better Employees

Today's employers are looking for graduates with polished soft skills -- creative problem solvers who can work well with others, communicate effectively, and adjust quickly to shifts in the business environment. See how one Illinois institution is using Web-based collaboration tools to foster these important skills in business students.

Using Technology to 'Turbo' Through Accreditation

How can you minimize the time faculty are pulled away from teaching during an accreditation review period? Learn how Johnston Community College leveraged their existing classroom management technology to streamline the process.



Network Access Control That Users Won't Hate

Even as schools strive to keep their networks and school data secure, they also want students to have a carefree, Starbucks-style wireless experience. NAC can help.

Can Windows 8 Play With the Big Boys

Can Windows 8 Play With the Big Boys?

While Windows 8 trails badly in the number of apps it supports, it has two big advantages: Microsoft's productivity tools and easy integration with enterprise systems.

Foolproof Desktop Virtualization in 4 Easy Steps

Foolproof Desktop Virtualization: 4 Easy Steps

The CIO of Lone Star College System discusses how to evaluate desktop virtualization opportunities, set up pilots, and ultimately establish a reliable production environment.

How to Stop Putting Out Fires and Solve IT Problems Fast

By creating a "problem manager" position, Wake Forest University has streamlined the way it addresses tech issues on campus.

6 Pitfalls of Cloud Service Contracts

6 Pitfalls of Cloud-Service Contracts

Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure your school has sorted out the legal aspects of any cloud-service contract. Here are six areas to consider.