Education Technology Features

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How to Create a Makerspace

"Making" experts share the basics of building spaces for collaboration, innovation and hands-on learning.

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Building for a Generation We'll Never See: Technology Change is Not Deja Vu

Our institutional missions can be extended into the future and supported by the same vision and community values that originated them. But technology change, often spurred on by external markets, may come in waves of extreme and dramatic change.

Technology Showcase Explores 'Serendipitous Learning Opportunities'

A room in Grand Valley State University's library gives students and faculty a chance to experiment with emerging technologies and evaluate their educational potential.

Decoding ADA Standards for Classroom AV

When designing audiovisual systems in higher education facilities, accessibility standards are often overlooked. Here are the latest ADA Standards to keep in mind for any classroom AV project.

Making Campuses Safer With Smartphones

A new generation of mobile apps is enhancing public safety at colleges and universities across the country.

Top Mobile Trends to Watch in 2016

Two visionary IT experts discuss the biggest trends in mobile for the coming year, from 3D touch and virtual reality to wearables and the Internet of Things.

Making Lectures More Interactive

An app called SKIES transforms a traditional lecture into a shared learning experience.

Campus Technology 2015 Salary Survey: IT Pay

The numbers are in: Our survey of higher education IT professionals gathered salary data for hundreds of tech leaders and staffers in colleges and universities across the country.

Campus Technology 2015 Salary Survey: IT Job Satisfaction

Our survey of higher education IT professionals polled hundreds of tech leaders and staffers on their attitudes toward their careers, their working conditions, their bosses, administrators and the very future of the profession itself.

Motivating IT staff at colleges and universities

Motivating IT: Dump Bonuses and Low Base Salaries; Pay Fairly and Well; Ratchet Up Autonomy

Are you taking the wrong approach to motivating the IT team at your college or university? You might be, if you are using traditional and intuitive approaches to rewarding behavior. That is according to Daniel Pink, the keynote speaker at the 2015 Educause conference in Indianapolis.