Viewpoint


Life is ATwitter

Twitter has become a valuable network tool for professionals. Brief though they are, little snippets, or Tweets, can tell you a lot if you've taken the time to figure out who to "follow" in your field.

Cost Containment at Delta State University

Delta State's president details his university's implementation of an institution-wide cost containment strategy in a challenging economy.

Why Invest in IT Training During a Recession?

Tough economic times are not when you should retreat from IT training for your staff, according to Laurus Technologies CEO John Udelhofen. He gives five reasons why.

Why Do We Assess?

Just buying an ePortfolio system doesn't guarantee you're going to get the most out of assessment. Better assessment isn't automatically achieved by using new digital methods--it will probably take another approach to assessment as well. The place to start reassessing your assessment strategies may be in trying to capture what learning means to the students.

Sustainability in the Data Center Part II

Two weeks ago we began a conversation with Notre Dame's Gordon Wishon about sustainability in the data center, opening with a description of Notre Dame's virtualization strategy. Here, Wishon talks about further sustainability initiatives, with particular focus on environmental issues.



The Social Nucleus Shifts with Inigral

A new Facebook application called Inigral is allowing students to start networking with their peers even before the first day of class--stressing the students' social and learning communities rather than the traditional teacher-centered structure.

Web 2.0's Cultural Therapy

Web 2.0 technologies and social software, particularly Facebook, are reversing the trends set by technologies such as the automobile. Instead of creating the dispersion of people via transportation and other recent technologies, Facebook brings people together via digital technology.

Sustainability in the Data Center, Part I

The first of two conversations with Notre Dame CIO Gordon Wishon about sustainability in the data center. Here, Wishon focuses on virtualization. In two weeks, we'll complete the circle with a discussion of environmental initiatives.

Swirling Students Need Semantic Search, Ontologies, Web Analytics, and More

Lifelong learning and swirling are two things we hear about as learning moves back into to the "real world." Yet the picture is not simple as institutions and learners work out trust issues and change long-held habits and beliefs along with their technology tools.

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.