This online university set out to discover whether the use of gaming techniques could help students get beyond whatever obstructions were holding them back in one crucial gatekeeper course. The results were dramatic.
"MOOCs represent the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning," says Trent Batson, "If the vast majority of learners in the global connected culture are not enrolled in college, education has to extend to those new learners." Here, Batson takes another look at the phenomenon known as massive open online courses--what MOOCs are, and what they aren't.
Instead of shoveling functionality from its website into a mobile app, the Fox School of Business built an app featuring only those tools that students need while on the go.
Faculty development remains one of the biggest impediments to the wider use of technology in education. CT looks at five strategies that schools have implemented successfully to increase faculty engagement.
New applications, devices, and modes of learning are responsible for an ever-escalating bandwidth demand that colleges and universities can't afford to ignore.
With the growing success of asynchronous online classes, why are some schools adopting room-based telepresence systems for distance learning?
Keeping college IT teams up to date and at least in line with — if not ahead of — the technology curve is becoming more difficult as technology continues to evolve, students bring more mobile devices on campus, and budget cuts take their toll on the nation's institutions. Developing and using an effective professional development program is critical, but not always easy to create and implement. Below are four challenges that usually come up and some tips on how to work through the issues.
On July 30, 2013, Lev Gonick will open Campus Technology's 20th annual summer conference with a keynote that, appropriately, draws on his experience over the past two decades as a leader in higher education IT. Gonick will provide a retrospective of key technology changes and describe the "infancy" of the information technology revolution in higher education, but more importantly, he will examine the future challenges waiting for our education institutions and the higher education IT community.
Moving your data storage, backup, and disaster recovery to the cloud can cut costs and improve functionality for both end users and tech personnel.
As this Arkansas university has discovered, high definition video technology that was once intended for high-end business meetings is now becoming as ubiquitous as student mobile devices.