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A PAR Update and Vision for Predictive Analytics in the Transformation of Education

Hobsons VP for Research Ellen Wagner provides an update on the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR), as well as her vision of more general directions in predictive analytics for education.

3 Starters for Digital Leadership in Higher Ed

A higher education technology leader offers his take on three transformative themes that will dominate in colleges and universities for 2018.

Reshaping the Campus Experience with the Right Information at the Right Time

Digital signage can improve the way students, faculty, staff and visitors interact with a university campus, offering relevent and timely information in a targeted, helpful manner.

How the 'Slow Ed Tech Movement' Is Bringing a Sense of Purpose to Academic Technology

Slowing the pace of education technology work makes projects more sustainable, gives people a chance to connect, allows for more meaningful conversations and helps prevent burnout.

2017 IT Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey Results

Information technology professionals across the country report on their compensation, experience, outlook on the future, top challenges and more.



Making Connections with Multimedia Content

Johns Hopkins University developed a web application to help learners explore and easily document relationships among visual materials. Users can annotate images with rich multimedia content and link to image, audio and video resources to put the materials in a visual context.

Stop Creating Content for Your Digital Signage

The key to managing digital signage on a tight budget is to get more leverage out of the content you already have. The result might even be a higher quality product.

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration

Founded in 2014 by Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Florida, Unizin is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to improving the learning experience with technology and creating a common, interoperable infrastructure for education.

Creating a Space for Digital Media Innovation

Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios explores the intersection of digital media, film, games and entrepreneurship. The facility breaks down silos between traditional fields such as arts, engineering and computing, and provides a commercial studio for all students, faculty and staff.

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico University Turns to the Cloud to Restore Student Services

When September's massive storm knocked out access to electricity, clean water and communications for the entire island, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón needed to get up and running fast. Thanks to an extraordinary IT team and the resources of the cloud, the school was back in action within a few weeks.

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