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Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2013
With collaborative learning one of the hottest buzzwords in higher education today, it is tempting to believe that schools have taken to the concept like ducks to water. Sadly, that is not the case. The old-style lecture format has been employed for so long that faculty--even students--often struggle to transition to a more engaged approach to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Courseware, Educational Practices
Fredette, Michelle – Campus Technology, 2013
On many campuses, iPads have taken over the hearts and minds of everyone. Everyone, that is, except the IT department. These sexy tablets might be the apple of faculty and students' eyes, but for IT directors and their staffs, working with iPads in an enterprise network environment is not the stuff of a love affair. To state the problem…
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Computers
Briggs, Linda L. – Campus Technology, 2013
When it comes to secure testing online, even high-tech solutions rely on an old standby: a human proctor. This article asks the question: Is such an approach sustainable in the long run? A student labors over a midterm exam while a vigilant proctor peers over his shoulder, watching for any sign of cheating. It sounds like a tableau from a century…
Descriptors: Cheating, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Kennedy, Sarah – Campus Technology, 2013
The "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) wave has engulfed the campus, with students bringing their own devices into the classroom, and professors and administrators expecting access to e-mail and other applications from their preferred operating systems. While BYOD brings numerous benefits to campus users, it can be challenging from an IT…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Colleges
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2012
Colleges and universities have got a big problem: how to bake a wireless network as good as Mom's. The problem is that enterprise wireless networks "tend to be a little more finicky" than the home ones. While the home devices are plug-and-play, enterprise networks force IT departments to manage client issues such as drivers and settings. It's a…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Technology Planning
Ravage, Barbara – Campus Technology, 2012
For better or worse, college sports are a big, big deal. But the value of sports on campus goes far beyond gate receipts, sponsorships, and TV revenues. Regardless of the size of a school, sports are a key element in spurring alumni giving and involvement; they play a major factor in helping prospective students select a college; and they help…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, College Athletics, Computer Uses in Education, Costs
Fredette, Michelle – Campus Technology, 2012
"Rent or buy?" is a question people ask about everything from housing to textbooks. It is also a question universities must consider when it comes to high-performance computing (HPC). With the advent of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Microsoft Windows HPC Server, Rackspace's OpenStack, and other cloud-based services, researchers now have…
Descriptors: Systems Development, Educational Technology, Technology Planning, Information Networks
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2012
This is the first article in a six-part series on the elements of a collaborative classroom: furniture, social media, video/web conferencing tools, collaborative software, interactive devices, and mobile devices. With most universities facing tight budgets, convincing administrators to invest in expensive new classrooms is a challenge. Many higher…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Internet, Video Technology, Furniture
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2012
For tech-savvy educators looking to connect with students, social media have a powerful allure: Not only are sites such as Facebook and Twitter inherently designed for discussion and the exchange of ideas, but most students are already immersed in the technology. While these sites have their critics, social media's potential for collaboration is…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Effects
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2012
Blended learning has become a meme. While mixing online instruction with face-to-face time is not exactly new, momentum for hybrid learning has been building ever since a Department of Education meta-study in 2010 quietly announced that traditional education simply does not stack up. In that study, online education was determined to be more…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Conventional Instruction
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2012
"Tuning the blend" is a phrase that educators hear a lot these days. It refers to finding the correct balance of online activities and face-to-face instruction in hybrid--or blended--courses. Finding a mix that meets the needs of both faculty and students requires experimentation, experience, and constant tweaking. And, as with coffee, the same…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2012
Putting a CIO and a lawyer together in the same room may give one the start of a pretty decent joke, but it could also save an institution millions of dollars in legal fees. While the IT chief understands the systems that fall under the purview of compliance, the attorney is the go-to pessimist for identifying the "gotcha" elements when it comes…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Compliance (Legal), Legal Responsibility, Information Technology
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2012
There's something about textbook prices that generates outrage in ways that other college expenses, such as housing and technology fees, don't. Maybe it's the shock felt by new students when faced with a $900 bill after getting their textbooks for free in K-12. Maybe it's the awful realization that $40,000 in tuition and board doesn't even cover…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Costs, Student Costs, Cost Effectiveness
Demski, Jennifer – Campus Technology, 2012
Finally--12 years into the 21st century--higher ed classrooms are turning into incubators for the kind of learning environment that curriculum and instructional technology experts have advocated for years. Yet a key question remains: Can legacy learning management systems (LMSs) be dragged into the 21st century as part of this new educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems
Poremba, Sue Marquette – Campus Technology, 2012
Who hasn't received mail from a company notifying them that their personal information may have been compromised? No organization--not Amazon, not the CIA--is immune to cyberattacks, and higher education is no exception. Indeed, colleges and universities may be even more susceptible to security breaches than their corporate brethren, and the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Computers, Computer Security, Safety
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