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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Managing the Storage Storm: White Paper

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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Analytics for Achievement: White Paper

Around the world, in both developing and developed countries, too many primary and secondary students are falling below proficiency levels. Measuring and monitoring performance and understanding the factors at play in student achievement can help educators create the right conditions and design the most effective interventions for student success. Download this white paper to learn how analytics are helping educators measure and monitor student success, report results and plan financial strategies to maximize budgets.


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University of Western Sydney Learns the Secrets of Student Retention: White Paper

Student retention is an issue across the higher education sector. In many cases, the university only finds out that a student is struggling or an intervention is required when they have already left. Download this white paper to learn how the University of Western Sydney learns the secrets of student retention by harnessing predictive analytics to understand and address the key causes of student attrition.


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Case Study: Brokenhurst College: White Paper

At a time when competition in the further education sector has never been stronger, Brockenhurst is constantly looking for new ways to attract students – and ensure that they remain at the college for their entire learner journey. Download this white paper to learn how Brokenhurst College is delivering an exceptional student experience with personalized learning pathways.


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Creating an All-Wireless Campus for Uninterrupted Learning: White Paper

Today, mobile devices are as much a part of students’ learning as the chalkboard was at the turn of the century. Download this white paper to learn how IT professional and school administrators are providing necessary coverage not only in the classrooms and lecture halls, but in the library, student centers, dining halls, common areas, stadiums, residence halls and dorms, and any other place on campus where students expect fast, reliable Wi-Fi for anytime, anywhere learning.


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21st Century Learning: Video

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    Engage students with special needs using assistive technology solutions that match their physical and cognitive abilities. Learn how Dell can simplify the entire process for your campus, from procuring to implementing and supporting assistive learning programs. So instructors can focus on what’s most important: their students. View Now
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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.