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Top 10 Campus Technology Stories in 2017

Virtual reality, online learning, digital literacy and tech adoption concerns have all been among the most popular topics on our website.

Campus Technology readers are trend-watchers. They are looking out for new technologies on the horizon, but interested in ways to improve the here-and-now. Judging by their reading habits in 2017, they keep tabs on the latest in ed tech while focusing on the core mission of teaching and learning.

Does that describe you? Here, in order of popularity, are the stories and topics you and your peers turned to most in the last year.

1) 11 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2017
Our annual feature on the hottest trends in education technology came out on top again this year. Look for our 2018 watchlist here.

2) The Impact of Virtual Reality on Learning
As VR goes mainstream and provides new ways for students to interact and gain hands-on experience, it's important to experiment and demonstrate the technology's potential learning benefits.

3) How to Build a Production Studio for Online Courses
At the College of Business at the University of Illinois, video operations don't come in one size. Here's how the institution is handling studio setup for MOOCs, online courses, guest speakers and more.

4) The 6 Major Barriers to Technology Adoption in Higher Ed
Even as technology proliferates in education at unprecedented rates, new hurdles — including limitations of the human mind to keep up with technological advances — are throwing themselves in the way of effective implementation.

5) How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses
The University of Arizona developed a toolkit to help new instructional designers and online instructors get up to speed in creating courses for students that might never show their faces on campus.

6) Redefining Literacy in a Digital Age
Technology and digital media are changing the meaning of literacy and creating new challenges for teaching and learning.

7) 8 Tips for Lecture Capture on a Shoestring
Whether you're flipping your courses, creating videos to help your students understand specific concepts or recording lectures for exam review, these tips can help you optimize your production setup on a tight budget.

8) Rethinking the Computer Lab of the Future
At St. Norbert College, a revamped computer science lab provides a flexible space for presentation, collaboration and more.

9) 9 in 10 Students Admit to Cheating in College, Suspect Faculty Do the Same
Students cheat frequently using a variety of techniques, and some believe their instructors are prone to the do same as well. That's the bottom line from a survey done by a company that performs private investigations and digital and business forensics.

10) 6 Ways to Feed Innovation in Your Library
Once the initial dazzle of your new (or remade) library has worn off, just how do you keep up the pace and flavor of innovation? An expert from North Carolina State University offers her take.

About the Author

Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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