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Digital Transformation in Higher Ed: What It Means and Where to Start

The digital transformation of higher ed has been going on for years, but the current pandemic has brought that process into laser focus – and accelerated digital efforts perhaps like nothing else could. Institutions are going through deep shifts in culture, workforce and technology, enabling new educational models, transforming operations, and even changing the whole value proposition of a higher education. We spoke with Betsy Reinitz, director of enterprise and IT Programs at EDUCAUSE, about what digital transformation means, how to start a Dx journey, the biggest obstacles to Dx and more.

How Analytics and Data Management Guided Universities Through the Pandemic

IT and analytics teams have had their time to shine during the past 18 months, as they integrated systems, built dashboards and tackled data governance challenges in order to provide the information needed to keep the campus community safe.

Planning for the Classroom of the Future

The right combination of technology and training will ensure your learning spaces can adapt to ever-changing modes of instruction. Here are key considerations for future-proofing classrooms, supporting faculty and surviving the next pandemic.

Free Resources to Help with Remote Learning in 2022

If you're looking for software and services to augment online and blended instruction, start here.

IT Leaders Concerned About New Cloud Storage Limits

With many cloud storage and collaboration vendors implementing limits on free storage, colleges and universities are grappling with the impact on IT.



Native American Students Build STEM Skills While Exploring Their Cultural Stories with VR/AR Design Projects

Through a $1.5million, four-year NSF grant, Oklahoma State University researchers are leveraging their earlier work with proven, college-level design courses that incorporate VR, AR, and 3D printing technologies. But this time, they are helping underserved Native American middle school students develop STEM skills.

3 Strategies for Better Meetings

As the format of your meetings evolves, make sure you have engagement and flexibility, advises Joseph Allen, University of Utah professor and co-author of the books Suddenly Virtual and Suddenly Hybrid.

Embracing Innovation, Technology and Culture Change for the Sake of Access

The pandemic accelerated digital transformation and the adoption of new learning models at many colleges and universities — but higher ed culture has some catching up to do. While institutions traditionally measure change in decades, we're now in a time when flexibility, innovation and risk-taking are key to student access and opportunity as well as institutional survival. We spoke with Dr. Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, about why the business model of higher ed is broken, the importance of lifelong learning and technology's role in moving universities toward a better future.

3 Keys to Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities

As simulations gain traction in both in-person and remote classrooms, a multimedia author explains how he ensures they speak to all students.

"The Rise of Social Media" — Ponderings from a 3-Credit Course

Gardner Campbell has been teaching a new course this fall called "The Rise of Social Media," in which he and his students explore the history, trends, and perhaps even the future of what we now call social media. Here, CT asks Campbell for some early insights from the time he's spent with classes so far.