White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


macOS Security Checklist

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark for macOS is widely regarded as a comprehensive checklist for organizations to follow to secure their Macs. This white paper from Jamf—the Apple Management Experts—will show you how to best implement the independent organizations’ recommendations.


Protecting Higher Education From Costly Data Breaches

With large quantities of student and faculty information on hand, complicated information systems and distributed environments spread across departments, higher education institutions are subject to breaches in the same fashion as large corporations.


Understanding When to Choose a Workstation vs. PCs in Higher Education

Technological innovations that were experimental, risky and cost-prohibitive just a few years ago are rapidly and widely being adopted in our workplaces, scientific and artistic pursuits, and learning institutions. Colleges and universities seek to take best advantage of such fast-changing technology as they compete for gifted students and high-profile faculty.


The Business Case for the Higher Education Cloud

Leading universities want to remain competitive and continue to attract students and top faculty. Community colleges are pressed with serving students efficiently and effectively. Institutions at both ends of the spectrum clearly need to embrace fundamental changes in their most basic business processes and platforms. A critical factor in the planning for those changes includes finding the right partner to assist with a major platform shift to the cloud.


The K-20 Active Learning Landscape

In October 2015, the Center for Digital Education (CDE) surveyed 139 K-20 education decision-makers, including technology and executive professionals and educators, about the challenges and benefits of active learning. The survey also aimed to uncover trends, best practices and future plans around active learning.


A Shift to Active Learning Environments

At college and university classrooms nationwide a shift is afoot, with innovative teaching arrangements and approaches creating more active learning environments—and fostering collaborations between student and teacher that are making learning more personalized. Today, Dell is partnering with a range of higher education institutions to speed the transformation. Highlighting examples from multiple universities helps illuminate these newly emerging learning environments.


The Active Learning Continuum: Connecting Education Environments to Careers

So how can school districts and higher education institutions equip students with the skillsets employers need? The Center for Digital Education surveyed 125 K-20 education decision-makers and interviewed 15 K-12, higher education and private sector professionals in late 2015 to get their opinions. An overwhelming 91 percent of respondents agreed active learning better prepares students for college and careers than traditional education frameworks.


Maximizing Technology on Campus: Will There Ever Truly Be a 100 Percent Paperless Student?

Find out how to embrace technology to improve the student experience and campus environment in our report.

Discover how the current trend away from paper can lead the way for a better student experience, campus-wide. In our report, you’ll learn how technology can support the way students want to work and provide the foundation for the next generation of digital learning environments.