White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


Multi-Color. Multi-Material. Multi-Disciplinary.

In this white paper, Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Denis Cormier explores the diverse applications for full-color, multi-material 3D printing in education. Faculty, students, researchers and innovators are drawing on the technology in natural and physical sciences, mathematics, fine arts, filmography and even business school curricula. This widening scope of 3D printing applications inspires unprecedented levels of multi-disciplinary collaboration between academic programs on college campuses.


Virtualizing Networks: A Smart Play For Higher Education

Higher education institutions are reaching a tipping point as they use technology to attract, retain and ensure the success of increasingly diverse student populations. However, their current network infrastructures are quickly becoming too costly and unwieldy to sustain. As a solution, many higher education leaders are turning to network virtualization to lower costs, improve security and deliver better IT services.


Students Increasingly Prefer Digital Materials

Today’s students were raised on digital access. They clearly understand and appreciate the advantages of digital course materials, including a lower cost, mobile and multi-device access, searchability, and interactivity. As adoption rates increase and students demand educational solutions that appeal to digital natives, the future of digital courseware seems clear.


Protecting Higher Education From Costly Data Breaches

With large quantities of student and faculty information on hand, complicated information systems and distributed environments spread across departments, higher education institutions are subject to breaches in the same fashion as large corporations.


macOS Security Checklist

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark for macOS is widely regarded as a comprehensive checklist for organizations to follow to secure their Macs. This white paper from Jamf—the Apple Management Experts—will show you how to best implement the independent organizations’ recommendations.


Understanding When to Choose a Workstation vs. PCs in Higher Education

Technological innovations that were experimental, risky and cost-prohibitive just a few years ago are rapidly and widely being adopted in our workplaces, scientific and artistic pursuits, and learning institutions. Colleges and universities seek to take best advantage of such fast-changing technology as they compete for gifted students and high-profile faculty.


The Business Case for the Higher Education Cloud

Leading universities want to remain competitive and continue to attract students and top faculty. Community colleges are pressed with serving students efficiently and effectively. Institutions at both ends of the spectrum clearly need to embrace fundamental changes in their most basic business processes and platforms. A critical factor in the planning for those changes includes finding the right partner to assist with a major platform shift to the cloud.


The K-20 Active Learning Landscape

In October 2015, the Center for Digital Education (CDE) surveyed 139 K-20 education decision-makers, including technology and executive professionals and educators, about the challenges and benefits of active learning. The survey also aimed to uncover trends, best practices and future plans around active learning.