Resource Center: IT Trends

  • CT 2014 | Feature

    Leading Ed Tech Innovation and Change Campus Technology 2014 in Boston

    Campus Technology 2014 brought together technology thought leaders for a dialogue on data, change, MOOCs, innovation and more. Read More

  • IT Trends | CT 2014 Coverage

    The Promise of 'Small Data' on Campus

    At the CT 2014 conference this week in Boston, one former CIO told attendees that education is not "about gathering terabytes of data and asking it to tell me the patterns." Instead, he argued for the potential of "small data" to create a personalized learning experiences that cut down on student frustration and confusion. Read More

  • IT Trends | Viewpoint

    Why Your University Needs More Student IT Workers

    Student employees account for more than half of Southern Illinois University's IT staff. Here's why the benefits of student labor outweigh the risks. Read More

More Resources for Campus IT Pros

  • Survey: IT and Academics Don't Work Together Much

    Campus IT is a disjointed effort at most campuses. For example, in more than four out of five colleges and universities, IT professionals report that they do not regularly develop joint plans with academic departments for IT initiatives. These are some of the results that came out of a survey of 152 higher ed IT people in June by MeriTalk, a government-focused Web site. Continue reading

  • U Sussex Adopts Software-Defined Storage

    The University of Sussex in the United Kingdom has implemented a new software-defined storage system to improve network performance and support future expansion of its IT infrastructure. Continue reading

  • Penn State Implements Clientless Remote Access to University Applications

    Penn State has replaced its Java-based remote access system with a clientless solution to provide students and faculty with access to university software from anywhere, through virtually any device. Continue reading

  • Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

    Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products. Continue reading

  • Southern Illinois U Adopts IP Management To Support BYOD

    Southern Illinois University has adopted an Internet Protocol Address Management solution in an effort to improve network visibility, reduce the risk of error and to share administrative requirements between teams. Continue reading

  • A Collaborative for Student Success and Institutional Comparisons

    Joined by more than 20 member institutions to date, PAR is a growing not-for-profit collaborative venture that pools normalized (and anonymized) data to support research on student success and create predictive models and strategies for intervention. With 1.8 million-plus records in its dataset, PAR is offering its members highly reliable data modeling for student success, as well as a new potential for comparative institutional research. Continue reading

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