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Campus Technology Insider Podcast

Campus Technology Insider Podcast

The Campus Technology Insider podcast explores current trends and issues impacting technology leaders in higher education. Listen in as Executive Editor Rhea Kelly chats with ed tech experts and practitioners about their work, ideas and experiences.

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Supporting Entrepreneurship from a Distance: How Harvard’s Innovation Labs Went Virtual

When you picture a university innovation center, what comes to mind is usually a lot of hands-on collaboration and networking. But what happens when that heavily in-person experience is forced to go virtual? For this episode of the podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly talks with Matt Segneri, executive director of the Harvard Innovation Labs, to find out about the past year’s challenges and successes converting in-person student activities into virtual experiences that still capture that entrepreneurial vibe.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 32 minutes


New Horizon Report Forecasts Security and Privacy Trends in Higher Ed

EDUCAUSE recently released its first Information Security Edition of the Horizon Report, profiling important trends, technologies and practices shaping the future of IT security and privacy in higher education. For this episode of the podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly speaks with Brian Kelly, director of the cybersecurity program at EDUCAUSE, to discuss the new report, the technological trends on the horizon in IT security, how the pandemic is impacting privacy concerns, and more.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 25 minutes


Ransomware, Zero Trust and the Impact of the Pandemic on Higher Ed IT Security

One unintended impact of the pandemic in higher education is the strain that remote work and learning has put on IT security. In this episode of the podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly talks with Stephen Heath, chief information security officer for Intrinium, an IT and security consulting and managed services company, to learn more about the security challenges institutions are facing — as well as evolving threats like ransomware.

Music: Mixkit

Duration: 19 minutes




Trends, Predictions and Opportunities for Higher Ed in 2021

How will higher education evolve as we head into — hopefully — post-pandemic times? Is it even possible to make predictions with circumstances still in flux? In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly talks with Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, about his predictions for 2021, the impact of the pandemic on online learning and ed tech, and the opportunities he sees for higher ed in the coming year.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 38 minutes


Students Supporting Faculty in the Shift to Hybrid Learning

When Boston University launched its hybrid learning initiative this fall, it also created a Classroom Moderator program: essentially an army of student workers deployed in the classroom to help ensure that hybrid learning could run smoothly. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly talks with Ernie Perez, director of educational technology for BU Digital Learning and Innovation, and Jill Beckman, Executive Director of Client Services, about how they rolled out the classroom moderator service and made it a success.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 38 minutes


How Oregon State Uses Tech and Ingenuity to Engage Physics Students Remotely

Last fall, Oregon State University launched an Ecampus online program for its introductory physics courses, with an emphasis on collaborative, hands-on work. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly talks with Senior Physics Instructor KC Walsh and Associate Department Head David Craig, about how they've used technology, open educational resources, take-home lab kits and more to engage students from a distance.  

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 28 minutes


Bonus: How the Pandemic Gave IT a Seat at the Table

For information technology leaders in higher education, one silver lining of the pandemic has been the opportunity it has given IT to shine at a strategic level. In this bonus episode of the podcast, university CIOs Jill Albin-Hill and Paige Francis share how they have been able to get involved in pandemic response planning, fast-track IT projects, provide critical solutions to campus challenges, elevate the position of IT within institutional leadership, and more. The conversation comes from Campus Technology's recent Distance Learning Summit.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 57 minutes


The Link Between Academic Fraud and Cybersecurity Risk

Since students have returned to school and remote learning this fall, there has been a dramatic increase in internet searches related to academic fraud — that's according to data from Cisco Talos. In a recent blog post, the threat intelligence team detailed how essay mills operate and how academic fraud websites can lead to more serious cybersecurity threats. It's a wild ride through falsified app reviews, shoddy workmanship and a rabbit hole of malicious activity. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly talks with Jaeson Schultz, technical leader at Cisco Talos, about his research into academic fraud and the potentially hazardous websites and applications that go along with it.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 19 minutes


HyFlex Learning in China: Tools, Tips and Training Strategies

China's Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was one of the first to shift to remote learning when the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year. Now, it's stepping things up for the fall by outfitting classrooms for the HyFlex model. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly talks with Roland Sherwood, manager of the university's educational technologies team, to find out more.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 27 minutes


Inside University of Kentucky’s Pandemic Response Team

The fall semester is beginning, and we are finally starting to see reopening plans play out at colleges and universities across the country. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Executive Editor Rhea Kelly explores the pandemic decision-making process with Dr. Eric Monday, executive vice president for finance and administration at the University of Kentucky, and also the chair of UK's Pandemic Response Team. He talks about how the team is structured, what types of data they monitor, what kinds of challenges they have been working through, and how they are approaching contingency planning.

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Music: Mixkit

Duration: 30 minutes