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Leveraging Education Services Management in a Recession Economy

Delgado Community College has unified its service desk capabilities and streamlined IT support through its centralized service and self-help portal, DDCLive!--a co-sourced service desk implementation that is reaping multiple benefits.

Why ePortfolio is the Tool of the Time and Who is Enaaeebling It

ePortfolios today are largely institutional reporting tools--assessment management applications. A new professional organization, called AAEEBL, aims to address two additional areas with ePortfolios.

A Study of CIO Roles and Effectiveness in Higher Education

The role of the CIO has existed in higher education for some 25 years, but its career path is not well defined. Wayne Brown's ongoing research, now under the guise of the Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officers Studies, attempts to uncover key trends in the CIO role in an effort to help IT leaders going forward.

Horns of the Dilemma for Faculty: Legacy Demands and Technology Expectations

Amidst the Web 2.0 tsunami, life on campus goes on as normal. Faculty members are still expected to publish in traditional journals, still expected to meet their classes in rooms equipped with chalkboards and designed for lectures, and still expected by their students to tell them what they should know so they can write it on paper during a test. Where's the tsunami?

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Designing Learning Spaces for Instruction, not Control

Never before has it been more viable for educators to put instruction front and center of learning space design than now. Never before has collaboration with students and peers and with the world been more possible than now. So why are our learning spaces still so reminiscent of the past? Why are these spaces still so constrained?

Sun Microsystems Collaborates with Higher Ed in China

This week at its Education and Research Conference (ERC) conference in Chengdu, Sun Microsystems made two announcements of open source collaborations with higher education in China. CT asked Sun VP of Global Education Joe Hartley for more information.

Why is Web 2.0 Important to Higher Education?

Web 2.0 is not just hype or a series of fads. It's a turning point for higher education, an opportunity to rediscover the ways we learn, cooperatively and gregariously.

IBM and Higher Ed Push for a 'Smarter Planet' with SSME Curriculum

IBM announced today that it is collaborating with 250-plus universities in 50 countries to promote Service Science Management and Engineering (SSME) curriculum, with the ultimate goal of creating solutions for a "Smarter Planet." SSME is designed to produce students with the divergent combination of skills required--in business, technology, and social sciences--to work with complex systems and networks like the energy grid or water management. CT asked Jim Spohrer, IBM's director of Global University Programs, for more details.

Security in Troubled Times

With the country in the depths of an economic recession, what can we expect in 2009?