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50+ Percent Off! The Walmart of Education

No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.

A Collaboratory for Classics

This ambitious Duke University library project is attempting to build digital connections among classical texts no matter where or in what form they exist online. Along the way it also expects to change how students study the classics and "open a window on real life."

Showcasing the Importance of Broadband

A rural community college hopes to use its network to persuade service providers and local leaders about the critical need for regional broadband access.

Customizable Campus Apps at the Speed of Now

Schools want apps that can be developed and revamped quickly--and engage students fully with their institutions. A new Blackboard platform aims to help.

Need an IT Revamp? Here's How to Start

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's chief information officer shares seven ways to get your IT organization moving in the right direction.



4 Effects of K-12 Coding Programs for Higher Ed

Some K-12 schools have begun requiring that all students learn coding as a means of encouraging the next generation of computer scientists and of fostering higher-order thinking. What does that mean for higher education? Here are four possibilities.

The TCO and ROI of Desktop Virtualization

Calculating the TCO and ROI of Desktop Virtualization

Cost savings is one of the main arguments made for desktop virtualization. Here, the CIO of Lone Star College System shares how to calculate the TCO and ROI of your virtualization project.

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.