An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in Higher Ed 12/14/2017


  • 2017 IT Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey Results

    Information technology professionals across the country report on their compensation, experience, outlook on the future, top challenges and more.

  • Harnessing the Power of Collaboration

    Founded in 2014 by Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Florida, Unizin is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to improving the learning experience with technology and creating a common, interoperable infrastructure for education.

  • After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico University Turns to the Cloud to Restore Student Services

    When September's massive storm knocked out access to electricity, clean water and communications for the entire island, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón needed to get up and running fast. Thanks to an extraordinary IT team and the resources of the cloud, the school was back in action within a few weeks.

  • Making an Impact with Data

    The key to student success is an institutional culture steeped in data, from faculty and administrators all the way down to the students themselves.



  • Survey: 94% of Students Want to Use Their Cell Phones in Class

    A whopping 94 percent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes.

  • IDC Predicts Jump in Internet of Things Spending in 2018

    Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase 14.6 percent in 2018, reaching $772.5 billion, according to the latest report from International Data Corp.

  • Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

    The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.

  • Report: Most Women Decide Early Against a Cybersecurity Career

    By the age of 16, most women in the United States, Europe and Israel have already decided not to pursue a career in cybersecurity, according to a new study from Kaspersky Lab.

  • Study Uncovers How Ed Tech Decision-Making Works

    According to a recent survey, higher education people most often turn to each other when they're trying to make decisions about education technology. And it's not uncommon for them to start with a particular technology and then find a problem to solve, vs. identifying a pedagogical need and then looking for the tech tools that would address the challenges.

  • Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan

    In a recent survey, most chief academic officers (CAOs) at 359 two- and four-year institutions (86 percent) agreed that digital content and learning can improve the student experience. Eighty-seven percent of CAOs said digital learning resources "make learning more efficient and effective for students"; and 74 percent agreed that digital content would provide a richer and more personalized learning experience over print resources.



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