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Oculus Rift

Could the Oculus Rift Redeem Virtual Reality in Higher Ed?

While early virtual reality was ahead of its time, Oculus VR just might push the technology into the mainstream -- particularly in higher education.

Google Glass Gives Learners a New Point of View

Google Glass Gives Learners a New Point of View

A Glass pilot at the State University of New York Cobleskill is exploring hands-on, experiential learning with first-person video capture. CT caught up with CIO Jim Dutcher for his perspective on the project.

math readiness

Solving the Math Readiness Problem

Blended learning and adaptive software are helping the state of Tennessee make sure its high school graduates are prepared for college-level mathematics.

IT communication

How To Bridge the IT Communication Gap

A little finesse goes a long way in communicating with tech-challenged users — and more important, it can bolster IT's strategic role across the university.

iPad lessons learned

7 Lessons from a Systemwide iPad Program

For the past year, Globe Education Network's private and career colleges, universities and training centers have been integrating iPads into every academic program. Here's what they learned along the way.



Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action

We may think of analytics as a maturing area in higher education, but there's still plenty of room for innovation. The real challenge now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer.

Hanyu App

Mobile "Edutainment" Means Serious Learning at Georgia Regents University

For GRU, developing mobile technology that both entertains and instructs is not just a theoretical goal — it's a whole new approach to education.

Building on Competency-Based Education

CT talked with Argosy University System's vice chancellor for academic affairs to learn how that institution tackled competency-based education — creating the first WASC-accredited MBA in its region based on a direct assessment, competency model. Now, Argosy is developing hybrid approaches that combine direct assessment with traditional seat time-based courses.

video management

When YouTube Isn't Enough To Manage Your Campus Video Content

How two groups of higher ed institutions in New York state are tackling the video management challenge and sharing content across multiple schools.  

University of Arizona Smart Planner

Building a Better Academic Planning Tool

The University of Arizona ditched its course catalog in favor of an interactive system for navigating course options and optimizing the route to a degree.