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IT partnerships

Extending IT Collaboration Beyond Traditional Higher Ed Borders

Lasell College's shared IT model includes a small, non-competing college as well as a continuing care retirement community and skilled nursing home.

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E-Texts and the Future of the College Bookstore

With digital content available in multiple formats for nearly all instructional materials, college and university bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the content desired by students and faculty, to reduce the cost of instructional content and to compete with multiple retail sources for this content.

Ball State University: Addressing the E-mail Glut

What if your university sent more than 50 million e-mails to its 20,000-plus registered students? How could your students keep up? At Ball State University, developers are piloting Campus Hub, a new service to help students identify and act on the most important messages from their institution.

IT budget innovation

Fueling Campus IT Innovation on the Cheap

Cutbacks, downsizing and realignment might just be a recipe for delivering better, more strategic information technology.

Ball State Achievements team

Achieving Student Success Through Gamification

To improve retention and outcomes for Pell grant students, Ball State University developed a mobile app that uses gamification to incentivize positive activity outside the classroom.



The Move from Course Management to Course Networking

Pioneer-developer Ali Jafari's foundational work on LMS platforms has, for nearly two decades, found its place among the world's most successful learning management systems. But Jafari's more recent designs have taken a distinct turn towards more social, networked, and engaging learning environments.

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Drake U Supports Diverse Student Devices With Virtualized Applications

When the time came to refresh the computer hardware in Drake University's labs, the Infrastructure and Security Services (ISS) team turned to virtualization to reduce their hardware needs while providing students with anytime, anywhere access to applications on their own devices.

South Mountain Community College team

Tracking Students to Improve Tutoring and Support

At South Mountain Community College, a homegrown Learner Support System gathers data on students' usage of campus resources, streamlining the tutoring process and improving outcomes.

new IT leadership challenge

The IT Leadership Challenge in Higher Ed

Information technology organizations need to develop a new wave of IT leaders, foster a culture of innovation and create a new approach to IT management.

mobile demand

What to Do When Your Wireless Network Can't Keep Up

Resourcefulness in funding, planning and multi-university collaboration are helping to prevent another wireless network breakdown for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.