Northern Arizona University has recently replaced its aging identity management system that authenticates and authorizes 180,000 users of everything from e-mail to the ERP system, and in the process it has consolidated resources, brought its data into strict standards compliance and boosted processing speed.
Recent efforts are tweaking the formula for massive open online courses and expanding their reach to new audiences.
Two reconfigured classrooms are facilitating student collaboration and providing flexible options for teaching and learning.
Two universities are using a student response app to make classes more interactive, without the need for specialized hardware.
Universal Design for Learning offers a flexible framework for students who need extra support.
More than just a toy for engineers, 3D printing is beginning to move from experimental tech to multi-disciplinary learning tool.
Brigham Young University-Idaho has automated the process of converting videos created by professors into formats required for online viewing, and the system has processed more than 13,000 video assets in the last year and a half.
Three Cal State Long Beach physics professors developed a new tool for making large lecture courses more interactive.
Institutions that use a team-based approach to creating and delivering education content and learning experiences will differentiate themselves and succeed, even as the pace of change — both in technology and in the disciplines — accelerates, says Daniel Christian, a senior instructional designer at Calvin College.
Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, has been experimenting with telepresence robots that let online students participate in face-to-face classes.