Five Keys to 21st Century Learning

Leadership Insights on Issues in Educational Technology

The latest trends in data analytics, learning infrastructure, and the drive for student success present new challenges for campus administrators and technologists. What practices and technologies should campuses implement to support 21st century learning? CT spoke with two higher ed leaders to get their insight.

Meet the Contributors

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John Campbell

Associate Vice President for Academic Technologies

Purdue University
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Phil Ice

Vice President of Research and Development

American Public University System
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John Mullen

Vice President & General Manager, Education, State & Local Government

Dell

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Storage systems are becoming key factors in the ability of educational institutions to effectively and efficiently use technology. Educational institutions need to develop a strategic end-to-end view of storage to ensure that storage infrastructure effectively supports teaching, learning, research and administration, as well as to improve efficiencies and cut costs of campus technology.

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The Questions

  1. Big data is a hot topic on today's campuses. The aggregation and analysis of large amounts of data in university systems present both a challenge and an immense opportunity to impact student success. What do university leaders need to know about data analytics and data management to improve student outcomes and meet institutional goals?
  2. What role does infrastructure – particularly networking and storage – play in providing a platform that enables 21st century learning?
  3. Certain technologies – like lecture capture – are emerging as key to a 21st century learning platform. What are some innovative ways that campuses can use lecture capture to step up the teaching and learning experience?
  4. Students are arriving on campus with diverse learning styles and needs. Yet the process for identifying, acquiring, and supporting tools for accessibility puts pressure on a university's infrastructure and manpower. How do you currently provide accessible technologies for your students?
  5. Higher education faculty members are increasingly taking on a bigger role to ensure that the institution meets its learning outcomes. What kinds of professional tools, student engagement strategies, and resources do faculty need to be on top of student achievement?

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About the Sponsors

Dell LogoDell is a provider of computer products and services upon which colleges and universities can build their information technology and Internet infrastructures. Dell constantly listens to higher education customers and delivers what they value: comprehensive solutions that can help meet educational and research goals. Dell designs, manufactures and customizes product and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. For more information, visit, www.dell.com/hied & to get Dell news direct, visit www.dell.com/RSS.

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The Intel Higher Education Program empowers students, supports professors and accelerates innovation. Innovation is critical for economic growth. The Intel Higher Education Program collaborates with universities, industry, and governments around the world on programs to empower students, support professors, and accelerate innovation. Intel.com/inside.