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IT leaders face numerous challenges in helping their organizations make increasingly information-based decisions. In these four case studies, teams from four institutions show how valuable it can be when institutions make progress along the analytics and business intelligence (BI) maturity roadmap.
Both edtechs and instructional designers (IDs) work with computer systems and programs, yet their actual duties differ from traditional IT tasks. The resulting confusion over what edtechs and IDs do—and how the two roles differ—is rampant, not least in the sector that needs them most: higher education.
Open educational resources can provide access to high-quality resources while offsetting the costs of traditional textbooks. An array of costs are associated with the “free” approach, however, and institutions that are successful with OER understand that moving to open resources requires extensive planning, selection, management, and maintenance.
In 2018, the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Program is examining the concept of next-generation enterprise IT. The fifth set of materials for that topic describes using analytics as a means to make better institutional decisions.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Adaptive Learning Technologies: Preparing Students through Personalized Content Authors: by Published: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Columns: The annual NMC Higher Education Horizon Report is a recognized resource that explores emergent areas likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry. Three projects featured in this year's report illustrate how adaptive learning technologies can increase student learning and success. Credit: Cherries / Shutterstock © 2018 If college courses and related material could be more dynamic and responsive, how could those resources impact students' learning outcomes? With adaptive learning technologies, options for personalizing content and educational experiences in new ways are being explored in a variety of disciplines and contexts.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Looking Back and Looking Ahead: EDUCAUSE Policy Issues, 2018–2019 Authors: by Published: Friday, December 7, 2018 Columns: Federal legal and regulatory developments concerning information security and breach notification, net neutrality, and web accessibility directly impacted the EDUCAUSE community in 2018. Those effects will continue into 2019, possibly in conjunction with renewed efforts to pass comprehensive national privacy legislation. With the midterm elections behind us and a new—and newly divided—Congress on the horizon, the EDUCAUSE community can take stock of a year in which our policy issues generally flew below the radar in the legislative space.
This post includes articles on the latest efforts around a federal data privacy bill, North Dakota’s investment in open educational resources, a Mark Zuckerberg–affiliated online learning service, and the creation of an online course-sharing platform.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement A Closer Look at Today’s Innovations: The 2018 Horizon Report Authors: by Published: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Columns: The annual NMC Higher Education Horizon Report is a recognized resource that explores emergent areas likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry; this post offers an insider perspective on three projects from the field that were featured in this year's report. Credit: photoschmidt / Shutterstock © 2018 No crystal ball exists for predicting the future of any field, including higher education, though one would certainly come in handy—especially with regard to massive shifts in institutional focuses, evolving technologies, and emerging models.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement FCC Pursues New Rules for Multi-Line Telephone Systems Authors: by Kathryn Branson Published: Monday, November 19, 2018 Columns: The FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to implement policies that will impact the manufacture and administration of multi-line telephone systems and their 911 dialing capabilities. On October 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a proposed rule to the Federal Register, The new rule would implement two recently enacted laws, and a portion of Each measure is specific to multi-line telephone systems (MLTSs)—which are often used in locations such as hotels, office buildings, and university campuses—and their functionality with respect to 911 dialing.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Dx: Preparing for the Impact on Higher Ed Culture, Workforce, and Technology Authors: by Published: Friday, November 16, 2018 Columns: EDUCAUSE has launched an initiative to explore what digital transformation means for higher education and how the association can help colleges and universities understand and prepare for the evolutions it brings. Credit: 13_Phunkod / Shutterstock © 2018 Digital transformation (Dx) is having a profound impact across many industries. In higher education it is leading to an accelerating evolution of the higher ed institution and of IT's place within it.
This post includes articles on a legal challenge to a Vermont procurement law related to net neutrality compliance, a new MOOC offered to students seeking guidance on their career trajectory, campus IT budget shortages, and an international cybersecurity pact.
There are more than 300,000 unfilled jobs for cybersecurity professionals in the United States today. Higher education institutions can help address this issue by creating initiatives to educate students and professionals to train the next generation of cyberwarriors.
By always remembering that as leaders in higher education we have a responsibility to the ensuing generations, we can help our institutions and the students they serve thrive in turbulent times now and in the future.
The CIO and assistant dean of enterprise systems at Indian River State College share their experience with Workday Student and how a single unified system, made possible by the full suite of Workday applications, is enabling a culture of student success.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement A Solution to the Deluge of Unsolicited Requests Authors: by Published: Monday, November 12, 2018 Collection: Editors' Pick IT leaders are inundated with unsolicited commercial emails and phone calls. How can we balance our need to learn about new IT products and services with the incredible amount of time it takes to wade through this deluge of unsolicited requests? Credit: iQoncept / Shutterstock © 2018 One of the things that I love about working in information technology in higher education is the camaraderie and collegiality among my peers.