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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

5 Ways to Prove IT Matters

5 Ways to Prove IT Matters

CIOs share how they link information technology to the core goals of the university — and communicate IT's value to institutional leadership.

Integrated Academic Planning Tools Pave the Way for Student Success

Tools geared toward promoting student success, no matter how useful individually, may become siloed on your campus, scattering potentially valuable academic planning resources for students. At the University of Washington, however, developers are making sure that UW's "MyPlan" will be integrated with other relevant tools and data. Jill Yetman, MyPlan project manager at UW, talked with CT about the strategy.

12 Essentials of Prescriptive Analytics for Student Success

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's CIO is pursuing a track that marries institutional data, predictions and business rules to create prescriptions for student and campus success. Here are his 12 best practices for prescriptive analytics.

Student-Sourced, Crowdsourced Mobile Apps

At Bryant University, mobile apps start with a student competition for mobile app ideas, then move into crowdsourcing and more.



Library Renovation: On Becoming an Academic Commons

Through a major interior renovation completed just over a year ago, the University of Denver transformed its existing main library, Penrose, into the new Anderson Academic Commons. Rethinking the use of space has dramatically changed the nature of services and the user experience, allowing DU to focus on building community.

Collaboration Technology Teaches Law Students to Work Together

Traditionally adversarial, today's law school environment is moving toward more collaboration and group problem-solving -- with a little help from technology.

Georgia Tech Engineering Students Use Virtual Desktops to Access Specialized Tools Anywhere, Anytime

One of the country's largest engineering programs has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) so its students can access industry standard engineering software tools from any computer, anywhere they are connected to the Internet.

How to Get From 97 Data Centers Down to 8

How to Get From 97 Data Centers Down to 8

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is expecting major savings and improved performance from a massive effort to aggregate its 97 data center locations into as few as eight. Will users who are accustomed to their own local services be willing to buy in?

Sharing Instruction

Videoconferencing technology is allowing three institutions to pool instructional resources and make specialized courses available to more students