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USC slashes incident resolution time by 75% with FireEye endpoint security

USC fosters an open learning environment that encourages online access to technical and educational resources. Without active and effective stewardship of key data – including medical data, credit card information, research data, intellectual property, government contracts, and other types of personally identifiable information (PII) – USC could be a serious target for cyber criminals.

M-Trends 2019: Insights into Today’s Breaches and Cyber Attacks

M-Trends, the annual publication based on FireEye Mandiant frontline investigations, reports on high-interest, significant cyber attacks across multiple industries and regions.

Accessibility Assessment Toolkit

As part of their initiative to build a culture of compliance, the University of South Carolina Upstate asked faculty to be hands-on and personally review their own instructional materials for compliance.

Focus On Three Things

A comprehensive institution in the University of South Carolina system, USC Upstate felt the increasing need to provide accessible course materials for its roughly 6,000 students, and the resources to create them for their 246 full-time and 205 adjunct faculty.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award: Lecture Capture Solutions - Global Market Leader 2019

While TechSmith is a leader in the screen capture, screen recording, and video editing market, the company also has a strong footing in the academic Lecture Capture Solutions segment, with 200 of the top universities in the United States as its loyal customers. In addition, TechSmith has a global footprint with more than 50 million customers in 193 countries. Download now to learn why Frost & Sullivan awarded TechSmith Best Practices award.

Secrets to Making Videos with Impact

Lecture capture and other forms of video technology are quickly becoming a hot topic in academia nationwide as researchers from several acclaimed universities find evidence supporting its effectiveness among students. Recent reports out of Harvard, Columbia, and MIT have broken down the elements of video and investigated the effects of each one, discovering that these features can reduce mind wandering by half, increase note-taking trifold, and raise final test scores by over 25%.

Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

From its beginnings decades ago as a small community college, Boise State University has recently achieved status as a doctoral research university an is recognized for rising enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Director of Learning Technology Solutions Leif Nelson shares practical experience with managing change and promoting buy-in, as well as thoughts about where innovative teaching and technology will intersect in higher education.

3 Strategies to Engage Students in Online Learning

Despite the popularity of online programs, online-only students tend to struggle more than those in face-to-face courses. While 79% of online students view online programs as at least as good – if not better than – traditional courses, online courses typically have a 10-20% lower retention rate. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three practical, proven ways to engage students in online learning programs.