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Campus ID Card & Security Study Guide

Colleges and universities are hectic places when a new semester arrives and thousands of students flood onto campuses all over the world. When thousands of new students are waiting to set up their course schedule, pick up any parking passes, move into their new dorm and purchase books for classes.

Expanding the Horizons of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Higher Education

A resurgence of interest, innovation and investment in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is underway. Immersive technologies like AR and VR, often enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), are rapidly becoming more powerful and versatile. The AR and VR market and the need for workers who are proficient in the use of these technologies are ballooning. Download this article to learn more about how education is addressing innovation opportunities and how they are unlocking potentially valuable usage scenarios for immersive technology and extended reality (XR). Educational institutions must enable students with the appropriate skills to pursue a career in which the digital enhancement of reality is key.

Extending Your Reach to the Non-Traditional Student

"Post-traditional" has become the norm, not the anomaly. Nearly three-quarters of students pursuing college education have one or more of seven characteristics defined by the National Center for Education Statistics that set them apart from those first-time, full-time 18-to-22-year-old students who enter college right after earning their high school diploma. The new Common App for transfer helps institutions support those students who haven’t followed the traditional path to college but are still determined to achieve their educational goals.

Five Ways to Empower Students to Ideate: Choosing Technology for Informal Spaces

Collaboration and teamwork are increasingly desirable skills for employment. Active learning with an emphasis on ideation, a brainstorming process that focuses on participant creativity and accountability, has the potential to bolster skill development.

The Changing Faces of Technology Buyers — A Look at Technology Buyers in Higher Education

Traditionally, the technology department has been in charge of IT purchasing decisions but today, technology spending has moved to many parts of the business and organizations must understand their unique motives. The digital disruption is forcing organizations to reinvent the way they conduct business, how customers interact with them, and how employees serve their customers. To meet these demands, organizations must enable their employees and equip them with right tools and technologies. Download this Download this commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Dell to learn more about the new landscape of a technology buyer and buying process in Higher Ed.

Dell EMC Solutions for Higher Education: Driving Innovation and Student Success through Digital Transformation

Higher education institutions know that they must find new ways to drive innovation if they want to succeed. These institutions are rapidly becoming a hub for transformation at a local, national and global level. Having that reach (and that responsibility) requires that IT infrastructures at higher education campuses be developed to be as future-proofed as possible to support student success, smart campus environments and breakthrough research. Download this informative asset to learn how.

The Future of Immersive Learning

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), multimedia and other technologies are transforming educational models, especially in engineering and creative disciplines such as architecture, visual effects and graphic design. This white paper highlights how university students, administrators, faculty and IT staff can use powerful workstation technologies to support progressive, deeper learning approaches that can facilitate greater student potential and success.

IT for Education: Priorities, Challenges, and Automation Secrets

The start of a new school year is a critical time for campus information technology (IT) leaders. They are charged with preparing to service an entire campus of departments, delivering cutting-edge customer service to students, and putting new technology to use to streamline organizational processes -- and ultimately, budgets.