Students in the University of Southern California's School of Engineering no longer need to crowd into busy computer labs to access the specialized software they need. The school has implemented remote access to both Windows and Mac software, so students can do their work from anywhere using their own laptops. And they can access both platforms with a single user account, so the school's IT team doesn't have to manage separate Windows and Mac user profiles for thousands of engineering students.
With its Virtual Assessment Center, Kennesaw State University put the technology and processes in place to give MOOC students a clear pathway to credit and potential entry into degree programs.
In our 10th-annual Campus Technology Innovators awards, we recognize 11 institutions where technology innovation is making a difference in teaching, learning, administration and operations.
The multi-institutional PAR Framework project provides a valuable resource supporting predictive analytics for student success and linking interventions to specific risk factors.
A new initiative at the University of Alaska Anchorage aims to roll out campuswide e-portfolios by 2015, with the potential to go even broader on the horizon.
Marist College's The FOLD is a student-designed and delivered learning initiative combining a Web site, MOOC and open online community.
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.
CIOs share how they link information technology to the core goals of the university — and communicate IT's value to institutional leadership.
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.
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.