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Higher Education IT in the 'New Normal'

CT asks Harvard Business School CIO Stephen Laster about the changing role of campus IT in today’s challenging economic times.

Assessing Student Work in the Open Educational Resources Era

The increased availability and use of open educational resources (OER) may complicate assessment, but assessment methods such as student commentary may help.

The IT Revolution is Over; Now the Work Begins

A broader kind of campus IT leadership is needed in the digital age, one that not only encompasses "technology" innovation but also rethinks higher education's entire learning ecology.

ePortfolios, Finally!

ePortfolios have been used widely in recent years for institutional assessment, but now academic ePortfolios have finally "arrived."

Ready When You Are: Flexible, Online Programs

Houston Community College is giving their students more flexibility while taking some of the enrollment pressures off Texas universities. Campus Technology speaks with Houston Community College's Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, William E. Carter, about flexible, online programs--in particular, HCC's Ready When You Are.



Let Faculty Off The Hook

Early adopters may wonder why other faculty seem so slow to incorporate technology in their courses, but there are actually many external barriers to adoption, including long-held expectations by students and their parents, the endurance of classrooms designed as lecture spaces, and several other standing elements like existing syllabi, textbooks, and even the need to fulfill tenure requirements.

UNLV Journalism Facility Augurs New Educational Era

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism now has one of the most noteworthy homes on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Brand-new and beautiful on the outside with a full array of industry-standard production technology inside, Greenspun Hall is more than just a stunning building--it represents a new era of journalism education...

Jobs for Graduates in the Knowledge Economy?

Traditionally, undergraduate education has prepared students with background knowledge for entry into a field or for graduate school, rather than focusing on current and specific job-related skills. In an economy that has turned sour, that emphasis may have to change.

Go Figure: What Net Price Calculator Should Your Institution Offer?

By October 2011, all post-secondary institutions receiving federal Title IV funds must meet a new federal requirement to offer prospective students a net price calculator (NPC) on their Web sites. How will your institution meet this requirement?

The Higher Education Hedgehog

Like the hedgehog, higher education should find its one best survival strategy and use it. And that may be portfolios.