White Papers

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

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Schools Secure Their Networks

Educators are increasingly relying on technology to help transform the learning experience. But, this reliance creates new challenges, including dealing with internet security threats. At the same time, K-12 IT administrators are struggling with shrinking budgets, and must do more with less. See how K-12 IT administrators can provide safe access to needed digital content and network resources using cost-effective, flexible and easy-to-manage security solutions.

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Enabling Instructional Use of YouTube for Schools

Learn how you can securely access YouTube EDU – a section of YouTube that contains thousands of free educational videos – through Dell SonicWALL security solutions, and provide your school with a powerful instructional resource. With YouTube for Schools enabled by a Dell™ SonicWALL™ Next-Generation Firewall, school admins and teachers can log in and watch any video on the site. Meanwhile, students can only watch YouTube EDU videos, plus any videos added by their school. Teachers and admins can also create playlists of videos that are viewable only within their school’s network. Find out more in this tech brief.

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Unleash the Power of Video on Your Campus

As a powerful and concise medium, video is radically changing how we teach, learn and preserve academic information. Successful institutions, large and small, have discovered this and rely on a video management platform to support their academic missions, broaden reach, cater to individual student needs and maintain an attractive campus environment that keeps the university’s competitive edge.

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Transforming Web Technology Across Arizona State University’s Campuses

Imagine spinning up a new Drupal site in less than 10 minutes…without any configuration or servers required. Today, at Arizona State University (ASU) web developers are doing just that. Download this Industry Perspective to learn how thanks to the collaborative efforts of ASU’s University Technology Office (UTO), website management platform Pantheon, and web design and development agency Kalamuna; they are creating great websites rather than worrying about the complexity of web servers or infrastructure.

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Complexity and Depth in LMS Course Design: The Big Picture

Course design is like rock-paper-scissors. Statistically, you’re bound to pick some winners at random. But if you know what you’re up against from the start, you’ll have “hand” when it comes to improving outcomes. That’s why Canvas’ Research and Education team recently sifted through a giant vat of Canvas data. They were looking for meaningful comparisons about higher ed course design, user interactions, and learning outcomes.

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Creating the 21st Century Platform for Scientific Research & Higher Learning

Higher education institutions are often at the forefront of the most impactful scientific and engineering research initiatives worldwide. Advanced technology, especially for networking and computing, makes these initiatives possible. Yet for many universities, technology investments haven’t kept pace with new challenges in research or new opportunities for the academic mission.

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Unlocking the Power of Assessments

The right assessment tool can transform how faculty view and use assessments-with immediate impact on student success. With the increasing pressure from accreditors and the public to validate the educational experience, the mounting financial stresses, rising tuition costs and increased competition, the pressure to find new ways to measure, monitor and report on the intrinsic value of college education has never been greater. Download this Industry Perspective to explore how assessment software can become a tool to allow faculty to improve exams, courses, curricula, engagement and pedagogy.

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Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS): A Perfect Fit for Higher Education

Desktop virtualization has stepped in to radically simplify IT, moving the heavy lifting of end-user computing and desktop support to the datacenter. Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) takes virtualization a step further, moving the virtual desktop infrastructure and services to the cloud. Download this exclusive Industry Perspective to learn how higher education is using Desktop Virtualization to address today's biggest end-user computing challenges.