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5 Creative Funding Solutions for a Healthier, Connected Campus

As students return to school this fall, colleges and universities must optimize campus environments while decreasing operational costs. Here are planning and funding strategies for making safe, connected and energy-efficient campuses a reality. 

Thinking Full-Speed Ahead at Instructure's Future of Education Collaborative

Now, while we are not yet free from the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions and technology market leaders are looking at the next big questions: What's in the future? Which of the changes we make during the pandemic should move with us into the future?

The Science of Studying Student Learning at Scale

A team from Indiana University set out to expand the scope of pedagogical research by creating ManyClasses, a model for studying how students learn not just in a single classroom, but in a variety of different classes across multiple universities. We speak with researchers Emily Fyfe and Ben Motz about how ManyClasses works, the challenges of using a learning management system to conduct research, what they learned from the first ManyClasses experiment, and more.

How Higher Ed CIOs Can Support Student Success Initiatives

People and processes should be at the center of any student success effort. Here's how IT leaders can help steer technology decisions, implement culture change and move the needle on mission-driven goals.

Education's Hybrid Future: What We Know from Research

While hybrid learning environments show great potential in higher education, there are still pedagogical and technical challenges to overcome. Here are key guidelines for moving forward, based on research in the field.



In Search of a Student Relationship Management System

Finding the perfect student relationship management system implementation, or SRM, is getting more important for today's higher education institutions, but, it seems, that's not getting any easier to achieve.

How Tech Is Keeping California State University's Student Success Goals in Sight

In 2015, California State University launched Graduation Initiative 2025, an ambitious plan to increase graduation rates and eliminate equity gaps in degree completion across the system’s 23 campuses. Then halfway through that work, COVID hit — and all those student supports and services had to shift online. We find out how CSU kept students on track despite the challenges of the pandemic, the technologies and infrastructure that were needed to support students remotely, and what will remain in place going forward.

Social Media Now Has a Past — Can We Learn from Our Mistakes?

Despite all the enthusiasm and hopefulness surrounding the social media applications of the first decade of the 21st century, we now find ourselves looking back on dreams that, for the most part, didn't deliver. Gardner Campbell asks whether we can make better choices moving forward.

Podcast: 2021 Teaching and Learning Trends: What the Horizon Report Means for IT

For many years, the Horizon Report has been tracking trends, technologies and key practices in teaching and learning. In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Kathe Pelletier, director of EDUCAUSE’s Teaching and Learning Program and co-author of the report, about key technology trends, their impact on IT departments, new education models and more.

Remaining High-Touch for Graduate Students in a Contactless Pandemic

Claremont Graduate University maintains a high-contact experience for students, based on exceptional access to faculty — even during pandemic times, when many academic and administrative functions must be suddenly transformed to remote processes.