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School of Ed Tests Out Google+ Hangouts

Could this free video conferencing platform provide a way for a Michigan university to perform student teacher observations when the distance was too far to drive?

6 Higher Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2013

Here are six areas that every IT pro in higher education should keep an eye on during the coming year.

Gartner Predicts Cloud, Social, Mobile, and Information Forces Will Shape 2013

According to research firm Gartner, several converging forces will influence IT in the coming year.

How to Improve Mobile Coverage on Campus

Spurred by the BYOD trend, campuses are dealing with the need for enhanced mobile coverage--from basement classrooms to new construction. Three schools share their experiences establishing DAS networks.

Harnessing Campuswide Data for Student Success

Three best practices for analyzing the factors that influence student performance.



Contracting for Cloud Services on a Massive Scale

Many schools don't have the resources or the expertise to identify the right cloud provider or to negotiate an ironclad contract. For schools in the MHEC and WICHE consortia, though, all that's about to change.

Managing a Mobile Campus

A university in Kentucky adapts its network and policies to accommodate the growing number of mobile devices on campus.

edX in the Community College: The MassBay Experience

During the Spring 2013 Semester, students at MassBay Community College will be able to take a three-credit hour course on Practical Python Programming that incorporates online course materials and instructional tools developed at MIT and made available through edX. Through its partnership with edX, MassBay will examine how courses developed at a premier research and teaching institution like MIT can be leveraged effectively by community colleges.

Overcoming Blended Learning Obstacles

Five key challenges institutions run into with blended learning programs and sage advice on how to work around these issues.

Studying Data to Spur Better Campus Apps

George Washington University developed--and continues to fine-tune--its mobile app by listening to the data.