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24/7 Help for the Online Student

Two institutions share their experiences rolling out online tutoring services, from garnering faculty and student buy-in to analyzing usage data and measuring outcomes.

When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms called Reality Labs.

An Introduction to AV Over IP

AV over IP promises to take full advantage of the convergence of AV and IT, with the ability to distribute video, audio and control signals over traditional network infrastructure. Here are the features and limitations to consider when designing AV over IP-based systems.

Technology and the Future of Online Learning

As online learning continues to evolve, technologies like gamification and simulation are poised to advance student engagement and success.

It's Accessible and Affordable: Immersive Media in Higher Education

CT talks with Penn State University Director of Education Technology Kyle Bowen about the directions immersive media has been taking in higher education and the practices that are making 3D, VR, AR, and 360 video technologies accessible for faculty and students.



Ransomware: To Pay or Not To Pay?

The decision whether or not to cave in to a ransomware attack may be less a philosophical decision and more a cost-benefit analysis.

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.

4 Questions to Ask Before a Digital Signage Rollout

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign shares lessons learned from installing more than 350 digital signs across campus.

Autopsy for the Failure That Was inBloom

In the wake of inBloom, 400 pieces of state-level legislation around student data privacy have been introduced, and many have been adopted. More tellingly, the trend in data-fueled ed tech has since been toward piecemeal adoption of closed, proprietary systems instead of a multi-state, open source platform.

Outsmarting the Machine: Redesigning Education to Make Students, Faculty Relevant in the Algorithm Age

The Pew Research Center’s Lee Rainie discusses how research and development in algorithms will impact higher education and the next-generation labor force.

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