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Ramaswami, Rama; Raths, David; Schaffhauser, Dian; Skelly, Jennifer – Campus Technology, 2011
For many IT shops, the cloud offers an opportunity not only to improve operations but also to align themselves more closely with their schools' strategic goals. The cloud is not a plug-and-play proposition, however--it is a complex, evolving landscape that demands one's full attention. Security, privacy, contracts, and contingency planning are all…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Campuses, Information Technology, Higher Education
Waters, John K. – Campus Technology, 2011
A decade has passed since author, game designer, and educational thought leader Marc Prensky heralded the arrival of a new generation of students whose immersion in information technology distinguished them in fundamental ways from previous generations. Because they had spent their entire lives "surrounded by and using computers, videogames,…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Definitions, Generational Differences, Social Change
Fredette, Michelle – Campus Technology, 2011
In April, Asia officially ran out of Internet Protocol (IP) version 4 addresses--the computer equivalent of running out of telephone numbers. Over the next couple of years, the rest of the world will also run dry. Yet, unlike the Y2K bug that had some people convinced the sky would fall, this particular problem is generating little more than tired…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Performance Technology
Waters, John K. – Campus Technology, 2011
The for-profit sector of higher education has generated some disturbing headlines recently. Widely publicized charges of predatory recruiting practices have prompted new regulations and provided fuel for scorching criticism of the entire business model. But while the spotlight is focused on what for-profits are doing wrong, are people overlooking…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Publicity, Educational Trends
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2011
In many ways, specialized computer labs are the black holes of IT organizations. Budgets, equipment, employees--even space itself--are sucked in. Given a choice, many IT shops would engage warp drive and escape their gravitational pull forever. While Captain Kirk might have looked to Scotty for a fix to the problem, colleges and universities are…
Descriptors: Internet, Virtual Classrooms, Asynchronous Communication, Electronic Learning
Grayson, Katherine – Campus Technology, 2010
If there's anyone in the academic IT arena taking seriously the possibility that campus identity management (IdM) may one day meld with consumer apps, it's Nate Klingenstein, one of the founding members of the Shibboleth Project (the open source project providing architecture and policy structures for managing single sign-on access to resources).…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Information Technology, Higher Education, Internet
Grush, Mary – Campus Technology, 2010
The term "open education" has been in use at least since the 1920s, when it emerged as an educational experiment in the Soviet Union. But since the spread of the internet in the late 20th century, open education has come to be inextricably associated with information technology. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Open Educational Resources…
Descriptors: Open Education, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Internet
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2009
Are colleges and universities doing enough to take advantage of Web 2.0 and social networking tools in their recruitment and retention efforts? "Not even close," says Sam Richard, a 23-year-old junior in the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Richard is one of six students in ASU's Student Ambassadors for…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Creativity, Information Technology
Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2009
As the national economic climate worsens, and college and university endowments, coffers, and funding sources shrink, schools are forced to get the most out of every dollar. That means that administrators are bending over backwards to see that all new investments provide maximum return on investment (ROI) over the long term. Campus eCommerce is no…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Investment, Business, Internet
Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2009
Academic technologists at Lynn University (Florida) learned the hard way just how important a disaster recovery plan can be. Back in 2005, when Hurricane Wilma walloped the region with driving rain and 120 mile-per-hour winds, the storm debilitated Lynn's IT department, causing damage and flooding that thwarted the campus network for nearly two…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Internet
Demski, Jennifer – Campus Technology, 2009
This article describes how centralized presentation control systems enable IT support staff to monitor equipment and assist end users more efficiently. At Temple University, 70 percent of the classrooms are equipped with an AMX touch panel, linked via a Netlink controller to an in-classroom computer, projector, DVD/VCR player, and speakers. The…
Descriptors: Internet, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education
Villano, Matt; Gullon, Monica – Campus Technology, 2009
Like fine wines, Web 2.0 technologies get better with age. Gone are the days of the pointless chat room; this is the era of social networking juggernauts such as Facebook, MySpace, and Friendster. Services offered by these firms are helpful in facilitating connections among users in every industry and of every age. In higher education, however, a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Networks, Benchmarking, Technological Advancement