White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


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University Empowers Data Experts and Novices

The University of Alaska needed a tool that would enable both novice and expert users to easily run ad hoc queries against multiple data sources. Find out why they chose Toad Data Point to save time and increase productivity.


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Academic Analytics: Business Intelligence for Higher Education

This report looks at how higher education institutions use analytics to recruit and retain the best students, as well as improve the learning experience. Learn how to overcome barriers to implementing analytics in your organization by downloading this White Paper today.


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The Promise of Learning Analytics: Using Data to Drive Student Outcomes

Find out how schools are using data analytics to personalize the learning experience and improve student outcomes, as well as get tips for surmounting roadblocks to creating successful analytics in your educational setting.


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Faster File Restoration, Better Data Protection

Discover how Washtenaw Community College reduced backup storage costs by 95 percent. Read this case study to learn how the college reduced backup times and increased data protection for its critical IT systems with a cost-effective replication and disaster recovery solution.




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How the Digital Skills Gap is Failing Higher Education and How to Close It

Is there a digital skills gap residing on your campus?


Many colleges and universities are harboring at least one digital skills gap. These chasms not only present real obstacles to learning, but can lead to a future skills mismatch as graduates enter the workplace. But, there are ways to close the digital skills gap and move toward digital fluency.


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Flipping Your Classroom?
5 Technology Details You'll Need To Succeed

While early results are encouraging, flipping a classroom isn’t as easy as flipping a switch.


3D Printing with FDM

A 3D printer is a machine that creates objects from plastic or other materials using an additive manufacturing process - produces objects in a succession of layers from the bottom, up. This is the opposite of traditional subtractive manufacturing processes, which produce objects by cutting material away from a block to create the shape desired. One form of 3D printing is Fused Deposition Modeling. FDM technology creates some of the strongest, most durable, highly detailed 3D printed parts.


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Bite Size is the Right Size

Does your campus have a digital skills gap? Universities are finding that students are not prepared for entry into the modern digital workforce, resulting in a gap between the skills they’ve learned, and the digital skills they need in everyday use.