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Data-Informed Learning Design and the Shift to Online

The pandemic has been a testament to the progress that has been made in the use of technology to support online learning, but it has also revealed how poorly traditional course design translates to a digital experience. And that’s an opportunity for institutions to become more sophisticated in leveraging digital learning environments to go beyond what’s possible in a brick-and-mortar classroom. That’s according to Luyen Chou, chief learning officer at 2U. Here, we talk about transforming online pedagogy, the potential of emerging technologies, the beauty of simple data, essential human skills and more.

Why Phishing Still Works (and What to Do About It)

Protecting against this age-old cybercriminal tactic requires a combination of technology and education. Here's how to help users recognize a phishing threat and what to do when an attack gets through your defenses.

FLEXspace: Building the Resource, Fostering the Community

The FLEXspace platform allows users to find and share detailed exemplars for learning space design and is of great value for institutions planning new or updated spaces. We asked FLEXspace.org's executive director about current and future developments in the FLEXspace platform and plans for its burgeoning community.

Seizing the Opportunity for Digital Transformation

Back in November, Campus Technology hosted a virtual summit about innovation in IT: all of the ways higher education technology leaders have embraced agility and flexibility in challenging times. A highlight of the event was a panel discussion on digital transformation, and how the pandemic has accelerated digital efforts on campus. Here's that conversation.

"I Started College During a Global Pandemic"

A new book shares new students' reflections on college during COVID.



14 Predictions for Higher Education in 2022

IT leaders, faculty and a student offer a variety of perspectives on the future for their campuses in the new year.

Free Resources to Help with Remote Learning in 2022

If you're looking for software and services to augment online and blended instruction, start here.

Cutting Through Ed Tech Hype in Favor of Research-Driven Improvements

How will emerging technologies impact the future of education? While it’s easy to get caught up in the hype around trends such as the metaverse and artificial intelligence, true progress comes in slow, incremental improvements in using technology to inform teaching and learning, according to Neil Heffernan, professor of computer science and director of the Learning Sciences and Technologies Graduate Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Here, we talk about augmented reality, intelligent tutoring systems and the need for better research infrastructure in ed tech.

Internet2: Extending Identity and Access Around the Globe with InCommon

During its 25th anniversary year we've been looking back at the evolution of Internet2, highlighting its technological advancements and the vibrant community at its heart. Today, we're talking with two Internet2 executives about InCommon, a key component of Internet2.

Designing Higher Ed Data Visualizations: Aim Deeper to Gain Knowledge and Understanding

To gain more insight from analytics, consider whether your dashboards offer basic facts or dive into true understanding of patterns within your data.