Much has been written about planning high technology classrooms to promote the highest degree of learning. At the outset, we should underscore our belief that there is no one "correct" or even "best" design solution. Classroom design should result from a clear understanding of the range of teaching requirements that the spaces are intended to serve.
There seem to be two camps when it comes to supporting Apple's iPad on campus: those rushing to adopt the device on a massive scale and those who want nothing to do with it. Timothy M. Chester, CIO and vice provost for academic administration at Pepperdine University, suggests a third possible approach, one that may benefit to students without cutting into limited resources.
The center of technology activity in academia has moved from the computer center to the faculty. and, now, after more than 30 years since the microcomputer took technology outside the computer center, it is moving to the students themselves. No, not texting and Twittering but students using learning management tools whose primary clients are students. What impact will this market shift have?
The term “accountability” is showing up more often in education circles. Higher education has not been held to such stringent standards, although accrediting organizations and state governments can and do sanction schools and cause programs to be shut down.
CT asks Harvard Business School CIO Stephen Laster about the changing role of campus IT in today’s challenging economic times.
The increased availability and use of open educational resources (OER) may complicate assessment, but assessment methods such as student commentary may help.
A broader kind of campus IT leadership is needed in the digital age, one that not only encompasses "technology" innovation but also rethinks higher education's entire learning ecology.
ePortfolios have been used widely in recent years for institutional assessment, but now academic ePortfolios have finally "arrived."
Houston Community College is giving their students more flexibility while taking some of the enrollment pressures off Texas universities. Campus Technology speaks with Houston Community College's Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, William E. Carter, about flexible, online programs--in particular, HCC's Ready When You Are.
Early adopters may wonder why other faculty seem so slow to incorporate technology in their courses, but there are actually many external barriers to adoption, including long-held expectations by students and their parents, the endurance of classrooms designed as lecture spaces, and several other standing elements like existing syllabi, textbooks, and even the need to fulfill tenure requirements.