March 2010


Cover Story

High-Performance Computing

Learning To Share

With a centrally managed data center, researchers can have their cake—supercomputing power at lower cost—and eat it too. Yet convincing them to pool resources can be a tricky political process

By David Raths


Technology & Learning

Open Education: a Learning Conversation

Information technology provides higher ed institutions with the opportunity to access, share, and create new knowledge, resulting in more organic, natural, experiential, and authentic learning

By Mary Grush


Features

Identity Management

Ready The Pipes

Experts say the future of federated identity management lies in the integration of academic and consumer apps—and now is the time to get the infrastructure in place for convergence

By Katherine Grayson


Focus

Community Colleges

Building Virtual Classrooms

Community colleges looking to grow eLearning programs have a range of choices, from the DIY approach to outsourcing.

By Barbara Ravage


Mobile Learning

Managing Ubiquity

Two years ago, Abilene Christian University gave an iPhone or iPod Touch to every incoming student. How has IT been meeting the challenge?

By Timothy Prentiss


The Web

Putting the IT in Crowdsourcing

Can IT benefit from mass collaboration? Consider these quick-start ideas for using the wisdom and talents of the crowd for technology operations.

By Dian Schaffhauser