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EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Top Higher Ed IT Policy Issues, 2019 Authors: by Published: Friday, February 15, 2019 Columns: The EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues continue to highlight information security and data privacy, and the same holds for the EDUCAUSE Policy Team's top higher education IT policy issues for 2019. Network neutrality returns for 2019, as well, with digital accessibility joining the list for this year. This year's highlight the ways in which institutions can orient the management and use of data to foster student success.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Dorkbot: A Managed Application Security Assessment Service for Higher Education Authors: by Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Columns: The University of Texas at Austin Information Security Office's Dorkbot service identifies and verifies high-risk security vulnerabilities in web applications and provides real-time reports for colleges and universities. Credit: The University of Texas at Austin © 2019 "" has been around since 2002, and most of us have done some "Google hacking" to look for sensitive information about our campus or ourselves.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Learning and Student Success: Presenting the Results of the 2019 Key Issues Survey Authors: by Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Columns: Each year, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative surveys the higher education community on key issues and opportunities in postsecondary teaching and learning, the results of which serve as the framework for discussions and programming throughout the coming year. Credit: Kristen Kretzler / EDUCAUSE and bestbrk / shutterstock.com (background) The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) continues its annual Key Issues in Teaching and Learning survey.
The key to successfully implementing lessons learned is making the connection between those lessons and the work of those affected. People need to understand the value of what they have learned and how to apply it to their lives.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Using Amazon WorkSpaces to Support Compute-Intensive Curricula at a Distance Authors: by and Published: Monday, February 11, 2019 Increasing market demands for data analytics skills are producing a greater need for hands-on analytics coursework; this, in turn, is dramatically increasing high-end computing requirements at many institutions. To address this, one university extended its desktop environment to the cloud, deploying preconfigured environments that are accessible on personal devices and from a distance.
With non-US institutions making up 11 percent of the EDUCAUSE member base, the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors has created an International Task Force for 2019 to ensure the association is responsive to international members' needs.
This post includes articles on competency-based education, collecting data to determine applicants’ demonstrated interest, robocalls and phone scams, and the possibility of college transparency legislation.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Milked: California State University Channel Islands Offers the CSU’s First "Z-Majors" Authors: by and Published: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Columns: The rapidly rising cost of course materials is making college prohibitively expensive; in light of this, one university has introduced a promising initiative that has saved its students over $1 million to date. Credit: Ronnie Chua / Shutterstock.com © 2019 It's no secret that textbook costs are soaring. Since the late 1970s, the cost of college textbooks has increased by more than .
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Universal Design for Learning: Three Aces Up Our IT Sleeves Authors: by Published: Monday, February 4, 2019 Columns: By implementing UDL, higher education IT leaders can have a profound, quiet, positive (dare we say, sneaky?) impact on learner persistence, retention, and satisfaction—all while fostering best practices and reducing the number of unplanned urgent IT requests. Credit: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.com A Very Short Digression about Cards To become top-ranked poker players, aspiring superstars need to develop a core group of card-playing skills that go way beyond Experts learn the various combinations of cards that rank higher or lower, as well as how rarely such combinations occur in the game.
Faculty development in the digital, connected age needs to evolve. Flexible, untethered professional development models are emerging that offer all educators (not just teaching staff) opportunities to experiment, reflect, and grow at their own pace.
If the benefits of making higher education information technology more diverse, equitable, and inclusive are so clear and if many institutions appear to be onboard, what prevented DEI from breaking into either the overall or the categorical Top 10 IT Issues lists?
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Using the “Students as Partners” Framework to Support Teaching and Learning Authors: by Jacie Moriyama and Samuel Kindick Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Columns: A student-faculty partnership at the University of Colorado Boulder that is focused on educational technology has created mutually beneficial service learning experiences. Credit: Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock If there is to be a single important structural change during the coming decades, it is the changing role of students who are given more room in defining and contributing to higher education.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement 2019 Exploring the Role of Enterprise IT in Digital Transformation Authors: by Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Columns: Each year the Enterprise IT Program selects a lens through which to view enterprise IT challenges. In 2019 we're looking at the role of enterprise IT in the evolving world of digital transformation. Credit: Scott Ladzinski/EDUCAUSE Each year the Enterprise IT Program selects a lens through which we examine five enterprise IT themes: In 2016 we looked at the impact of cloud services on higher ed enterprise IT, including the need to develop more flexible sourcing strategies, adjust IT budgets, and improve communication.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Is Blockchain Ready for Prime Time in Education? Authors: by Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Columns: With companies large and small racing to lock-in early market share around their blockchain solutions, it can be hard to understand what they are actually trying to sell you. This article aims to help you cut through the hype. With the of blockchain solutions in the education marketplace, it is incumbent upon decision makers to understand what they are buying. Yet, far too often blockchain solutions are used as a way for institutions and vendors to "check the box," with no exploration of the long-term ramifications of using the technology.
Trends in both the EDUCAUSE 2019 Top 10 IT Issues survey and the ELI 2019 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning survey point to the growing significance of student success and the student experience in higher education.
Dartmouth's implementation of an AI-driven wireless network from Mist has revolutionized the wireless network experience for both the IT department and the college's network users, enabling fast and reliable Wi-Fi.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Enterprise IT Perspectives on the 2019 Top 10 IT Issues: The Growing Importance of Data Authors: by , , , , and Published: Monday, January 28, 2019 Collection: In Print PDF: The EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Advisory Committee discusses the focus on data in the 2019 Top 10 IT Issues list, as well as how the issues intersect with the role of enterprise IT in the digital transformation of higher education. Credit: ESB Professional / Shutterstock © 2019 Each year, members of the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Advisory Committee comment on the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues list.