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rSmart: A Focus on Kuali

rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.

Creating New Learning Spaces on a Budget

Three colleges transform aging buildings and classrooms into smart, collaborative learning spaces—without breaking the budget. Here's how.

IT Does Not Love iPads

IT Does Not Love iPads

Students and faculty may love them, but IT personnel get a major headache when they try to integrate Apple tablets--and the company's TV technology--in an enterprise setting.

How to Keep Your IT Project From Becoming a Disaster

A disciplined approach to risk management can help you prepare for the worst and prevent unexpected problems from derailing your project.

The New Varsity Letters: BYOD = NAC + MDM

To protect sensitive data in the BYOD era, schools must take a more closed, corporate approach, blending network access control and mobile device management.



Lone Star College System Adopts New LMS to Boost Student Completion

LSCS aims to improve student completion rates for its on-campus and distance learning students by migrating to a new learning management system.

Keeping an Eye on Cheaters

Keeping an Eye on Cheaters

When it comes to secure testing online, even high-tech solutions rely on an old standby: a human proctor. But is such an approach sustainable in the long run?

Top IT Security Worries

Top IT Security Worries

It's a dangerous world out there, with IT shops hard pressed to protect their institutions and users. CT looks at the 4 biggest security worries--and how IT can fight back.

The Heart of the Digital University

In a Q&A, authors Frank McCluskey and Melanie Winter discuss how the forces that have brought about the current crop of challenges in higher education are the same ones that can help solve them.

4 Ways to Bolster Your Hacker Defenses

CT asked four security experts for their tips and best practices for staying ahead of security threats on campus.