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2013 Innovators CSU San Marcos

California State University San Marcos

Building on the university's existing business intelligence and data analytics systems, CSU San Marcos forged a strategic class scheduling process that helps ensure degree-seeking students have access to the courses they need while producing new efficiencies to safeguard the university's shrinking budgets.

2013 Innovators Liberty University

Liberty University

Liberty U's Dissertation Portal provides Ph.D. candidates with an individual secure site to post their progress and collaborate with peers.

Overcoming the Barriers to eText Adoption--Higher Education's Initiatives to Tame the Digital Content Tiger

The conversion from printed instructional content to digital content is inevitable. Just as the music industry progressed from vinyl to tape to CD and now to digital formats, so progresses the instructional content industry. With any change comes some level of resistance, doubt, and barriers to progress. The conversion from printed to digital content is no exception. Here, we'll propose initiatives to overcome these barriers.

5 Ways to Personalize the Student Experience With Big Data

How two institutions are using big data and analytics to shape the student experience.

The Launch iPad: Ready for Blast Off

Thinking of starting an iPad initiative on campus? UMass Boston shares its experiences for launching a successful program that will thrive.



Identity Management in the Cloud

Identity Management in the Cloud

With students and faculty now accessing applications in the cloud, IT departments should consider the merits of federating, centralizing--and even outsourcing--identity management. The rewards? Greater security, convenience, and lower costs.

Making the Case for Desktop Virtualization

Making the Case for Desktop Virtualization

The CIO of Lone Star College System shares his experience in evaluating the potential of virtual desktops.

How to Manage Mobile Device Mayhem

How to Manage Mobile Device Mayhem

When it comes to mobile, can campus users be left to their own devices? Universities are increasingly turning to mobile device management solutions to create some order--and security--whether the devices are BYO or institutionally owned.

Georgia Tech's CS Degree Puts Some Certified Beef Into MOOCs

The launch of an accredited MOOC degree by a major university may be risky, but it almost certainly changes the landscape of higher education for good.

Interactive, Collaborative--and Affordable--Classrooms

High-tech, interactive "sandbox" classrooms don't have to cost big bucks.