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Preparing for Accreditation

Unemployment among youth from many countries around the world is rising, and there is a clear and significant shortage of workplace-ready skills to tackle the challenges of industry. Many see systematic skill development and global initiatives toward job creation as the solution to these problems.


Solutions for Engineering Curricula

Topics in engineering courses vary widely from elementary to the sophisticated and integrating project-based learning into each can be a monumental undertaking involving months of research, emails, and meetings. Simplify your proposal by preparing with National Instrument's recommended solutions for each class, comparing the benefits of each recommendation to make a fully informed decision.


The Power of Immersive Tools to Prepare Students for the Modern Workplace

Community institutions have always placed themselves on the front lines in the messy struggle of helping students prepare for the world of work. That goal is becoming a bigger challenge as the nature of work changes so dramatically. While plenty of community colleges are poised to help prepare students to join this "digital workforce," others will require investment to bring curriculum and technology up-to-date and encourage faculty to innovate their instructional practices. Campus Technology set out to understand where two-year colleges and vocational programs are positioned in their adoption of these new forms of technology. This article explores the highlights of that survey and offers guidance to two-year colleges for empowering students to learn by doing.


Looking Beyond the VR Headset

While two-year and small four-year colleges haven’t gravitated to VR or AR as quickly as the big universities, immersive technology is still making inroads for focused learning and workforce preparation. Here’s what you need to know to be prepared.


IT’s Guide to Cybersecurity Threats on Higher Ed Campuses

Cybersecurity in higher education is a challenge of increasing complexity and dramatic consequence. The stakes are high as threat actors launch sophisticated attacks to steal information or disrupt operations. Cyber espionage is particularly prominent in higher education, which experiences threats and attacks comparable to or greater than those in commercial industry. IT departments may not be sufficiently resourced and funded to keep up with digital threats and often lack a comprehensive approach to ensuring optimal security. Learn how the Cybersecurity Framework created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology can help IT security managers plan for and realize strong network and data security to make the most effective use of their resources.


The State of (Virtual) Reality in College

While institutions identify numerous benefits of VR, AR, and industry-grade tools, only 32 percent have implemented these immersive technologies – and, 22 percent say that they are not planning on implementing them at all. This may be because 2-year and 4-year colleges face several challenges when attempting to put virtual and augmented reality into place, including a lack of funding, a lack of training, and/or a lack of space.


End-to-End Server Security: The IT Leader’s Guide

As colleges and universities embark on the IT transformation journey, all too often IT leaders fail to place sufficient focus on server security. If security is neglected, the data center offers a myriad of security vulnerabilities and can become a prime target for malicious attacks. This best-practices white paper offers education IT leaders a framework to assess whether their vendors are “Security Leaders” or “Security Laggards.” Read this white paper from Dell EMC, Intel® and Microsoft to learn the key questions every IT leader should pose when evaluating how well a server vendor can meet their college or university's needs.


Accelerate Business Agility with Faster Server Refresh Cycles

Education today is fueled by technology, but far too many colleges or universities are limping along with aging IT systems that drain innovation and cost too much. A recent IDC study measured the business outcome of refreshing an enterprise server infrastructure. It resulted in a 59% lower three-year cost of operations and an astonishing average $4.66 million of additional revenue per year per organization.