C-Level View
Strategic Discussions on Technology 11/5/2018

Executive View

  • Purposeful Faculty Development

    Gardner Campbell tells CT that faculty development programs, even when they focus on operational, procedural, or technical details, can and should reflect higher education's fundamental values and principles, provide time and space for insight, and encourage deep thinking about higher purposes.


Worth Noting

  • Rice Data Lab Has Students Tackle Real-World Analytics

    A new laboratory experience at Rice University is giving students ample opportunities to tackle real-world problems in data science. The Houston institution's new Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge allows learners to work directly with companies, academic labs, government agencies and nonprofits.

  • New MIT College of Computing to Boost AI Research Across the Institution

    A new College of Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on the global opportunities and challenges of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million gift from Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, will nearly double MIT's academic capabilities in computing and AI, adding 50 new faculty positions within the college and jointly with other departments across the institution.

  • Engineering Schools Try Active Learning Classrooms to Lift Retention

    Two engineering schools, one in New Mexico and the other in Texas, are investing in active learning classrooms to increase freshman retention, including among Hispanic women. New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University are turning to spaces that are set up to encourage teamwork and use furniture that integrates with technology.

  • APLU Develops 6-Step Guide for Implementing Adaptive Courseware

    Drawing on the experience of eight public universities involved in a multi-year adaptive learning pilot program, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has created a six-step guide for implementing adaptive courseware.

  • Report Advocates 5 Models for the Future of Public Higher Education

    A new report from Deloitte Insights and Georgia Tech examines a variety of ways public university systems can become more economically efficient.

  • Report: Increased Access to Emerging Tech Key to Student Success

    While students are starting to gain more access to augmented/virtual reality headsets and 3D printers, a new report from Educause says ensuring access to these technologies is important to students' academic success.

  • 4 Companies Sit on 95% of LMS Adoptions

    Over the past five years, the higher ed LMS market for institution-wide adoptions in the United States and Canada has become increasingly dominated by "the Big Four": Instructure Canvas, Blackboard Learn, D2L Brightspace and Moodle, according to a 2018 analysis from e-Literate's Phil Hill.

  • Gartner: Immersive Experiences Among Top Tech Trends for 2019

    IT analyst firm Gartner has named its top 10 trends for 2019, and the "immersive user experience" is on the list, alongside blockchain, quantum computing and seven other drivers influencing how we interact with the world. The annual trend list covers breakout tech with broad impact and tech that could reach a tipping point in the near future.

  • NSF Invests in Cybersecurity Research

    The National Science Foundation’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program is getting more support from the federal agency in the form of a $78.2 million portfolio of technology projects.


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