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Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in November

From augmented reality to the Trump presidency, here's what was trending on our website last month.

1) Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade
In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — including what hardware and systems will bite the dust over the next 10 years.

2) What Will the Trump Presidency Mean for Education?
Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump's plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.

3) How to Select the Right E-Portfolio Platform
Electronic portfolio experts from colleges and universities across the country offer their key considerations for choosing a campuswide e-portfolio system.

4) Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think
Taking into account library articles, web links, videos, simulations and more, many courses are already using a number of open education resources — and the move to full OER doesn't necessarily mean a total revamp, according to research out of Excelsior College.

5) Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge
The United States Department of Education has formally kicked off a new competition designed to encourage the development of virtual and augmented reality concepts for education.

6) The 'Amazon Effect' on the University Mailroom
Thanks to the popularity of services like Amazon Prime and Google Express, colleges and universities are seeing more package deliveries than ever before. Here's how technology is helping mailrooms cope.

7) Student Success Pervades Top IT Issues for 2017
Educause's annual roundup of the most pressing issues in higher ed technology highlights data issues, digital transformation of learning and "next-generation" use of IT.

About the Author

About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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