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When Does Telepresence Make Sense

When Does Telepresence Make Sense?

With the growing success of asynchronous online classes, why are some schools adopting room-based telepresence systems for distance learning?

5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT

5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT

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.

Forget MOOCs--Your Biggest Problem is Bandwidth!

New applications, devices, and modes of learning are responsible for an ever-escalating bandwidth demand that colleges and universities can't afford to ignore.

4 IT Professional Development Challenges Solved

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.

Extending the Boundaries of Learning: A Challenge for IT in Higher Education

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.



How Cloud Backup Can Save IT Big Bucks

Moving your data storage, backup, and disaster recovery to the cloud can cut costs and improve functionality for both end users and tech personnel.

Going Life Size on a Small Screen

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.

A Tech Sandbox for Collaborative Learning

The Computer Information Systems department at Bentley University (MA) transformed an old computer lab into a collaborative learning space known as the CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox. Matt Somma, a senior at Bentley and tutor in the Sandbox, explains the rationale behind the transformation.

8 Free Collaboration Tools for Educators

Ready for some classroom collaboration? Check out these free apps that instructors can use to get students engaged, on task, and working together.

Google Apps Vs Microsoft Office 365

Google Apps vs. Office 365

In choosing between Microsoft's and Google's cloud offerings, schools must weigh a raft of issues ranging from regulatory compliance to interoperability--and no one solution may fit the bill.