EDUCAUSE | Blogs en EDUCAUSE | Blogs How Higher Ed is Becoming More Learner-Centered <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4691 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1oct2.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 460px; height: 263px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><em>Two ELI publications explore emerging trends</em></p><p><strong>Author:</strong> Malcolm Brown<br /> Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:02:44 +0000 336849 at Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success: Focus on the Transformation of Advising <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4690 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1Sep13.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 460px; height: 263px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><strong>Picture yourself as a prospective student at Montgomery County Community College, just about to register for college classes for the first time.&#160;</strong>You know there&#8217;s quite a journey in front of you &#8211; two years of full-time study that, you hope, will end with your receiving an associate&#8217;s degree.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:56:11 +0000 336747 at Security, Privacy, and Risk Sessions at EDUCAUSE 2015 <p><a href="">EDUCAUSE 2015</a> (October 27-30) offers a variety of <a href="">security, privacy, identity, and risk-related sessions</a>. Whether you plan to join us in Indianapolis or participate <a href="">online</a>, we encourage you to participate and show your support for our community members!</p><h3>Tuesday, October 27, 2015</h3><p><strong>Preconference Seminars (<em>separate registration required</em>)</strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p><fieldset><legend>Uploads</legend>Attachments:<img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="" /> <a href="">NCSAM.png</a></fieldset> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:14:18 +0000 336539 at Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ECPA Reform Legislation <p><em>Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility.</em></p><p align="center">&#160;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:35:28 +0000 336487 at Postsecondary Trending Now: It Takes a Village (Make That a City) <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4676 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1Aug28.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 460px; height: 263px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 21:51:15 +0000 336284 at Alternative Credential Adoption in Higher Ed <p>&#160;</p><div class="media_embed" height="315px" width="560px"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315px" scrolling="no" src="" width="420px"></iframe></div><p>&#160;</p><p>Nanodegrees. Microcredentials. Digital badging.</p><p>Whatever you might call them, various types of alternative credentials have gone mainstream in many areas outside of academia. Professional associations, industry organizations, and nonprofits have embraced them as a way for members and patrons to demonstrate participation in certain activities or in completing training modules. They are a visual, verifiable answer to &#8220;show me what you know,&#8221; as employers increasingly seek out hires whose skillsets can be proven rather than merely listed on a r&#233;sum&#233;.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 21:27:46 +0000 336121 at Next Gen Finance for Higher Education <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4669 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage2Aug20.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:52:02 +0000 335809 at Wearable Technologies Gain Momentum in Higher Ed <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4666 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1Aug13.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>Thanks to a device on her wrist, a colleague of mine knows when she&#8217;s had a restful night&#8217;s sleep as opposed to a more fitful one.</p><p>Chances are, you know someone (or ARE someone) who could say the same.</p><p>Wearable technologies or &#8216;wearables,&#8217; as they&#8217;re commonly known, offer a personalized experience and a range of very individualized data for their owners&#8212;be they in the form of fitness trackers, smart watches, or cameras.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:21:14 +0000 335752 at Interview on TEACH Act Progress <p>(Sept. 21, 2015) WCET&#39;s Russ Poulin and I recently <a href="">discussed</a> the progress that the National Federation of the Blind, the Association of American Publishers, and higher education groups have made on a shared alternative to the <a href="">Technology, Equalilty, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACH) Act</a>, which was introduced in Congress during the fall of 2013. The goal of the compromise bill currently being written is to foster the development of voluntary accessibility guidelines for electronic instructional materials and related technologies. Please see our dialogue for background on the process, and join Jon Fansmith from the American Council on Education and me for <a href="">tomorrow&#39;s&#160;<em>EDUCAUSE Live!</em>&#160;webinar (Sept.</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:59:06 +0000 335701 at The Brink of Closure: What Motivates Higher Education to Change? <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4636 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__bloghero1feb25.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 460px; height: 263px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><strong>Author:</strong> James J. Koelbl, D.D.S., M.S., M.J.</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4337 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__James_Koelbl--5x7--10064.jpg attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 130px; height: 182px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:55:23 +0000 334241 at Postsecondary Trending Now: Service Blueprinting <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4584 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1july31.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:03:32 +0000 333306 at Closing the Credential Gap: Higher Education’s Accessibility Makeover <p><em>The launch of the 2015 Breakthrough Models Incubator</em></p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4575 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage2july30.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>When you gather a group of university leaders from across the country together in one room, you get widely varied perspectives on the challenges unique to each of them and those they share as well.</p><p>It helps when those leaders represent the diversity in contemporary American higher education: two-year and four-year colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, all a mix of public and private institutions.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:21:11 +0000 333259 at An Educated Workforce is Good for Business <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4566 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1july14.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 400px; height: 228px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:49:22 +0000 333091 at Limited Relief from FCC Ruling on Auto-Dialing/-Texting <p>(August 7, 2015) <em>(EDUCAUSE telecommunications policy advisor, John Windhausen of Telepoly Consulting, provided the primary content for this post.) </em>In early June, I <a href="">wrote</a> about the then-pending action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clarify the application of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to contemporary auto-dialing/auto-texting systems, including those used by colleges and universities. The FCC ruling has since been released, and it only partially addresses the concerns raised by <a href="">Blackboard</a> and several others who filed petitions with the FCC seeking guidance about their potential liability for communications sent via such systems.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:28:10 +0000 333077 at Higher Education and Privacy in the Age of Big Data <p>As higher education institutions continue identifying new ways to leverage big data, it is important to consider the privacy implications and implement best practices. Sol Bermann, campus privacy officer at the University of Michigan and co-chair of the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers working group, describes several privacy challenges institutions face, such as anonymization and de-identification, the unintentional use of data beyond the original intended purpose, and the omnipresent collection, analysis, and sharing of data. Bermann also cites foundational principles around student data privacy and suggests four steps or best practices: plan, be transparent, handle data carefully and with purpose, and provide for individual control.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:41:27 +0000 332943 at EDUCAUSE Supports Call to Make Federally Funded Ed. Materials OER <p>(August 4, 2015) A group of 90 higher education and related organizations, including EDUCAUSE, released a <a href="">letter</a> today calling on the Obama Administration to establish a new government-wide policy on educational, training, and instructional resources developed with federal funds. The proposed new policy would make any such materials open educational resources, and therefore freely available for anyone to use or adapt as needed. As the letter states:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:09:40 +0000 332928 at U.S. Reps. Rokita and Fudge Introduce Legislation to Safeguard Student Education Records under FERPA <p style="font-size: 11.9999990463257px; line-height: 16.7999992370605px;"><em>Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility.</em></p><p>&#160;</p><p>(August 3, 2015) On July 22, Representatives Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) introduced the <em>Student Privacy Protection Act</em> (<a href="">H.R. 3157</a>), which would update student privacy safeguards under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA (the federal law that governs institutional management and disclosure of student education records).</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:01:19 +0000 332792 at Pitching the Next Big Idea in Higher Ed <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4556 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.33.35 AM.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 420px; height: 239px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p>Imagine standing before a room full of your peers and colleagues &#8211; many, if not all, of whom have a vested interest in what you&#8217;re about to say. Your project team is armed with slides, possibly containing videos or role-playing scenarios.</p><p>You have five minutes to introduce your project and to convince the audience that your idea to impact higher ed is a viable one. The clock is ticking.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:37:06 +0000 332775 at Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on HEA Reauthorization <p><em>Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility.</em></p><p>&#160;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:10:54 +0000 332526 at Senate ESEA Amendment Calls for Student Privacy Commission <p class="smoky">Summary: (July 21, 2015) The Senate recently passed its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act. It includes an amendment calling for the formation of a commission to study how to update federal student privacy laws and regulations in light of contemporary technologies and related issues. Such an effort would likely impact student privacy requirements at the higher education level as well. So, even though the prospects for a final ESEA bill to take shape and become law are unclear, the possibility that a student privacy commission could emerge from it makes this year&#39;s ESEA reauthorization of greater than usual interest to higher education.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:56:02 +0000 332330 at From Information Management to Experience Fulfillment <p>Ron Kraemer (<a href=""></a>) is Chief Information and Digital Officer at the University of Notre Dame.</p><p>Have you thought lately about what you do for a living? Not what your job title is or how you fill your days with activities, but what you or your unit produces that is valued by your institution.</p><p>I attended a project-update meeting a couple weeks ago with our campus leaders from Finance, HR, Campus Safety, Campus Services, Facilities, and Auxiliary Operations. As everyone described all of their most important projects, I realized that virtually every project had notable IT components. When my turn came to speak, I almost just wanted to say: &#8220;I have little to add; everyone else just described all of my important projects that support university administration.&#8221;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:30:41 +0000 332127 at Non-Distance Ed. State Authorization Regs. Still Impact Distance Ed. <p class="smoky">Summary: U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations governing the state authorization that institutions have to have to participate in federal student aid programs took effect on July 1, 2015. Those regulations only address authorization by states in which an institution is physically located; regulations specific to state authorization of distance education remain on hold. The regulations now in force still have implications for distance education, though; they require an institution to provide its students, including distance education students, with information on where they can go in their states of residence (not just the state in which the institution is physically located) to file a complaint against the institution if needed.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:45:03 +0000 331841 at The Importance of Mastery and Working Smart <p>Jack Suess is Vice President of IT and CIO at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).</p><p>This is the second in my blog post series building on Richard St. John&#39;s <a href="">TED Talk &#34;8 Secrets of Success.&#34;</a> The first post in the series, <a href="">&#34;Finding <i>Your</i> Secrets to Success,&#34;</a> was about finding your passion. Today&#39;s post will combine two of the eight secrets that I feel are related: get good at something; and learn to work hard.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:06:06 +0000 331618 at CNI Podcast: Building a 3D Printer Lab at Northeastern University Libraries <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 12:07 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:17:22 +0000 331533 at Competency-Based Education: What We Learned from Experience <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4502 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1june23Competency-Based Education.jpg attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p><strong>Author:</strong> Mary W. Hendrix, Vice-President for Student Access and Success, Texas A&#38;M University-Commerce</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4503 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__4518066189_20cd601a3a_b.jpg attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 100px; height: 149px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:43:23 +0000 331438 at