EDUCAUSE | Blogs http://www.educause.edu/blogs en EDUCAUSE | Blogs http://www.educause.edu/blogs http://www.educause.edu/sites/all/themes/educause/images/e_rss.png Translating CBE Programs into Sustainable Business Models http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/translating-cbe-programs-sustainable-business-models <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4266 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__bloghero1march23.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/bloghero1march23.png?itok=Kvul1oTF" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p><em>By Rick Staisloff</em></p><p><strong>The Higher Education Business Model and CBE</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/translating-cbe-programs-sustainable-business-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 20:51:47 +0000 327815 at http://www.educause.edu Blended Learning on the Ground: Advice from College Educators http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/blended-learning-ground-advice-college-educators <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4263 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__Jan26_1.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="305" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Jan26_1.png?itok=H-1QEK_Q" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p><strong>By: Jennifer Spohrer</strong></p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4072 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__SpohrerHeadshop.jpg attr__layout__inline-right" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/SpohrerHeadshop.jpg?itok=zYi7pQqW" style="width: 120px; height: 136px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/blended-learning-ground-advice-college-educators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:56:20 +0000 327678 at http://www.educause.edu Building Momentum in Teaching, Learning & EdTech http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hmorris/building-momentum-teaching-learning-edtech <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4229 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__bloghero2feb23.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/bloghero2feb23.png?itok=jR4JzuJv" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>What do three fast and furious days of learning and sharing at the intersection of higher ed, teaching and learning and education technology look like? Those who attended the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2015, which just wrapped up in Anaheim last week (#ELI2015), had a chance to find out.</p><p>NGLC hosted two preconference events&#8212;one for the Breakthrough Models for College Completion (Wave IIIB) grantees and one for the Breakthrough Models Incubator teams&#8212;at which speeding tickets should have been issued.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hmorris/building-momentum-teaching-learning-edtech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:55:56 +0000 327448 at http://www.educause.edu 6 Citizen Science Adventures http://www.educause.edu/blogs/ckeller/6-citizen-science-adventures <p><em><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_science" title="Citizen science">Citizen science</a>. Crowdsourcing research. </em>Do these terms sound like something from a school science fair or an MBA program? They are the realities of next-generation science discovery. Such activities, sponsored by many organizations, allow everyday people to become involved in and contribute to scientific research. As an August 2012 <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/aug/15/crowdsourcing-global-health-research"><em>Guardian</em> article</a> explains, &#34;collaborative health research is creating potentially life-saving global partnerships between pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers, disease advocates and even the general public, who are drawn into the world of science through crowdsourcing.&#34;</p><p>Some projects have been around for years, while others are relatively new. Here are six organizations with noteworthy projects:</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/ckeller/6-citizen-science-adventures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:07:57 +0000 327394 at http://www.educause.edu Prior Learning Assessment & Competency-Based Education http://www.educause.edu/blogs/kvogt/prior-learning-assessment-competency-based-education <p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4224 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__bloghero2feb20.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/bloghero2feb20.png?itok=xosPAKZF" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p><strong>&#8220;What can you do with what you know?&#8221;</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/kvogt/prior-learning-assessment-competency-based-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:54:30 +0000 327290 at http://www.educause.edu Get More “Tech” from Your Learning Technologies http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/get-more-%E2%80%9Ctech%E2%80%9D-your-learning-technologies <p><strong style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 14.3999996185303px; line-height: 21.5999984741211px;">Author:</strong><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 14.3999996185303px; line-height: 21.5999984741211px;">&#160;Judith A. Pirani</span></p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4113 img__view_mode__media_small attr__format__media_small attr__title__PIraniPortrait_0.jpeg attr__layout__inline-right" height="100" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/PIraniPortrait_0_0.jpeg?itok=YmOOHJJH" typeof="foaf:Image" width="75" /></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/get-more-%E2%80%9Ctech%E2%80%9D-your-learning-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:20:47 +0000 327179 at http://www.educause.edu Postsecondary Trending Now: Too Many Students Start College But Don’t Finish http://www.educause.edu/blogs/kvogt/postsecondary-trending-now-too-many-students-start-college-don%E2%80%99t-finish <p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4219 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__bloghero1feb25.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/bloghero1feb25.png?itok=9EZ6VJzG" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>In this post I ask tough questions about persistent gaps in high school graduation rates and how competency-based education could offer an alternate route to the traditional college credential.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/kvogt/postsecondary-trending-now-too-many-students-start-college-don%E2%80%99t-finish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:17:54 +0000 327177 at http://www.educause.edu It’s Time to Trash the Terms “Non-Cogs” and “Soft Skills” http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/it%E2%80%99s-time-trash-terms-%E2%80%9Cnon-cogs%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Csoft-skills%E2%80%9D <p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4216 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage2march18.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blogimage2march18.png?itok=UR0kPFlh" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>&#160;</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/it%E2%80%99s-time-trash-terms-%E2%80%9Cnon-cogs%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Csoft-skills%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:45:00 +0000 327139 at http://www.educause.edu Competency-Based Education: Faculty Goals and Student Grades http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/competency-based-education-faculty-goals-and-student-grades <p><strong>Author</strong>: Gregory K. Arbuckle</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4186 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1march12.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blogimage1march12.png?itok=ph2aS6rU" style="width: 100px; height: 125px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/competency-based-education-faculty-goals-and-student-grades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:12:06 +0000 327045 at http://www.educause.edu Higher Ed/Library Views Impact Final Net Neutrality Order http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jcummings/higher-edlibrary-views-impact-final-net-neutrality-order <p>The FCC recently posted the <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-releases-open-internet-order">full text</a> of the network neutrality order it passed in late February. (Please see &#8220;<a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jcummings/fcc-votes-restore-strong-net-neutrality-protections">FCC Votes to Restore Strong Net Neutrality Protections</a>.&#8221;) An <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-strong-sustainable-rules-protect-open-internet">outline</a> released after the vote highlighted the &#8220;no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization&#8221; rules that the order would impose. While those align with the views of the higher education/libraries coalition in which EDUCAUSE serves as a core member, the coalition looked forward to seeing if the order would address the other concerns it raised. And the order does.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jcummings/higher-edlibrary-views-impact-final-net-neutrality-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:03:06 +0000 327037 at http://www.educause.edu HEISC Security Translation Series http://www.educause.edu/blogs/david-sherry/heisc-security-translation-series <p>The <a href="http://www.educause.edu/heisc">Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC)</a> Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Working Group has developed a series of security translation papers for specific campus audiences. These papers highlight key security program points for procurement staff, treasury operations staff, and data owners. These documents serve as an educational and awareness tool, as well as a marketing tool for the campus information security office.</p><p>Each document provides two pages of information:</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/david-sherry/heisc-security-translation-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:58:37 +0000 327020 at http://www.educause.edu President Releases Draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president-releases-draft-consumer-privacy-bill-rights <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-50cdda9a-f157-7879-63e2-b8bbe89dd4bf"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">On February 27, President Obama released draft legislation, the </span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/letters/cpbr-act-of-2015-discussion-draft.pdf"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">, promoting the use of codes of conduct by companies who want to protect customers&#8217; data privacy and security.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president-releases-draft-consumer-privacy-bill-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:07:03 +0000 326499 at http://www.educause.edu ED Releases Guidance, Training Video on Protecting Student Privacy in Online Services http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/ed-releases-guidance-training-video-protecting-student-privacy-online-services <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b617aa9-f156-1f16-c6dd-f0ae3a3579f3"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">On February, 26, the Department of Education (ED) released a 10-minute training </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deo2F19DK_o"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">video</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> and model terms of service </span><a href="http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/TOS_Guidance_Jan%202015_0.pdf"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseli</a></span></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/ed-releases-guidance-training-video-protecting-student-privacy-online-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:05:39 +0000 326498 at http://www.educause.edu President’s Budget Allocates $14 billion for Cybersecurity http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president%E2%80%99s-budget-allocates-14-billion-cybersecurity <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b617aa9-f155-4859-c028-71ea8f236993"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">On February 2, President Obama released his $4 trillion proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016 in which he called for a 10 percent increase in cybersecurity spending to better protect federal and private sector networks from cyberthreats. The budget includes $14 billion for U.S. cybersecurity systems, research, technology, and investigators &#8211; an increase of $1.5 billion from Fiscal Year 2015.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president%E2%80%99s-budget-allocates-14-billion-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:04:42 +0000 326497 at http://www.educause.edu President Issues EO Promoting Cyber Threat Information Sharing, Congress Considering Legislation http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president-issues-eo-promoting-cyber-threat-information-sharing-congress-considering-legislation <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b617aa9-f152-ba73-9935-58665309fa21"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Information sharing on cyber threats between the public and private sector is a major issue for both Congress and the Obama Administration this year. Legislation has already been introduced in Congress, and the executive branch is working to implement a new executive order issued by the president to encourage sharing of cyber threat indicators.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president-issues-eo-promoting-cyber-threat-information-sharing-congress-considering-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:01:56 +0000 326496 at http://www.educause.edu Congress and White House Push for Federal Data Breach Notification Legislation http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/congress-and-white-house-push-federal-data-breach-notification-legislation <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b617aa9-f151-80be-0372-8ba35992fc34"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Data breach notification has been at the forefront of the agenda for the new Congress as well as the executive branch in 2015. Both Democrats and Republicans alike are calling for federal standards requiring &#160;organizations experiencing data breaches to notify any individuals whose personally &#160;identifiable information (PII) may have been accessed &#160;during a breach.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/congress-and-white-house-push-federal-data-breach-notification-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:00:38 +0000 326495 at http://www.educause.edu FCC Votes to Restore Strong Net Neutrality Protections http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jcummings/fcc-votes-restore-strong-net-neutrality-protections <p class="smoky">(UPDATE, 03/19/15: Please see &#34;<a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jcummings/higher-edlibrary-views-impact-final-net-neutrality-order">Higher Ed/Library Views Impact Final Net Neutrality Order</a>&#34; for information on how higher education/library concerns mentioned below are addressed in the full text of the FCC&#39;s 2015 Open Internet Order, which was released roughly two weeks after this post.)</p><p>As expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a new Open Internet Order last week on a 3-2 vote, with all Democratic Commissioners voting in favor and both Republicans opposed. The Order establishes network neutrality rules that will keep the major retail broadband providers from pursuing practices that would seriously disadvantage higher education online. The major providers, however, will work to overturn the FCC&#8217;s action in Congress and the courts.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jcummings/fcc-votes-restore-strong-net-neutrality-protections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:46:30 +0000 326344 at http://www.educause.edu Collaboration, Partnership, and Student Success http://www.educause.edu/blogs/dianao/collaboration-partnership-and-student-success <p>Diana G. Oblinger (<a href="mailto:doblinger@educause.edu">doblinger@educause.edu</a>) is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE.</p><p><em>Collaboration</em> and <em>partnership</em> are terms we use often in higher education. We believe that working together is the right thing to do. It is mutually beneficial and mutually reinforcing.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/dianao/collaboration-partnership-and-student-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:05:32 +0000 325976 at http://www.educause.edu The Professional Development Commons: The Value of Listening http://www.educause.edu/blogs/cheverij/professional-development-commons-value-listening <p>Joan F. Cheverie</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/cheverij/professional-development-commons-value-listening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:53:01 +0000 326203 at http://www.educause.edu Privacy vs. Privacy http://www.educause.edu/blogs/lisaho/privacy-vs-privacy <p><strong>Lisa Ho, Campus Privacy </strong><strong>Officer</strong><strong>, University of California, Berkeley</strong></p><p>It&#39;s common to see privacy pitted against security in the form of the question, &#34;How much privacy are we willing to give up for security?&#34; Some call the security vs. privacy debate a false choice and suggest the debate is actually <a href="http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/02/15/privacy-vs-security-a-false-dichotomy/">liberty vs. security</a>, or <a href="https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/01/security_vs_pri.html">liberty vs. control</a>, or <a href="http://blogs.dlt.com/privacy-security/">privacy vs. cooperation</a>. At the University of California, Berkeley, we are replacing this longstanding polemic with a triptych of interrelated and overlapping terms: autonomy privacy, information privacy, and information security.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/lisaho/privacy-vs-privacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p><fieldset><legend>Uploads</legend>Attachments:<img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://www.educause.edu/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://www.educause.edu/sites/default/files/privacy.png">privacy.png</a></fieldset> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:08:48 +0000 326097 at http://www.educause.edu The Beauty of Staying Agile http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/beauty-staying-agile <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-194ad41d-bd38-1def-1bec-7b8628bbbfaf"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Candace Jones is </span></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38;">Senior Applications Manager for Web and Application Services at the </span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.4em;">University of California. In this podcast she talks about the benefits and best practices of using the Agile project management.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/beauty-staying-agile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 15:24 EDUCAUSE Candace Jones is Senior Applications Manager for Web and Application Services at the University of California. In this podcast she talks about the benefits and best practices of using the Agile project management. Candace Jones is Senior Applications Manager for Web and Application Services at the University of California. In this podcast she talks about the benefits and best practices of using the Agile project management. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:16:32 +0000 326026 at http://www.educause.edu Building Consortia for Smaller Colleges http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/building-consortia-smaller-colleges <p>Building multi-institutional consortiums allows smaller colleges to accomplish more than they ever could alone. Ellen Borkowski is CIO at Union College and Raechelle Clemmons is CIO for St. Norbert College. In this podcast, they reflect on how these collaborations have enabled them to create and leverage scale to advance technology initiatives.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/building-consortia-smaller-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 15:37 EDUCAUSE Building multi-institutional consortiums allows smaller colleges to accomplish more than they ever could alone. Ellen Borkowski is CIO at Union College and Raechelle Clemmons is CIO for St. Norbert College. In this podcast, they reflect on how these collaborations have enabled them to create and leverage scale to advance technology initiatives. Building multi-institutional consortiums allows smaller colleges to accomplish more than they ever could alone. Ellen Borkowski is CIO at Union College and Raechelle Clemmons is CIO for St. Norbert College. In this podcast, they reflect on how these collaborations have enabled them to create and leverage scale to advance technology initiatives. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:56:46 +0000 326023 at http://www.educause.edu Investing in the Explosion of Options in Education & Learning http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/investing-explosion-options-education-learning <p><strong>By:</strong> Michael Staton</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__3908 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__Michael Staton Professional Headshot.jpeg attr__layout__inline-right" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Michael%20Staton%20Professional%20Headshot.jpeg?itok=MXVp4rwN" style="width: 117px; height: 175px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p>Time and again, as local institutions transform into dynamic, international markets there is an explosion in variety and a relentless pursuit of more aptly and fully meeting the scales and diversity of demand.&#160;</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/investing-explosion-options-education-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:05:51 +0000 325745 at http://www.educause.edu Developing the Higher Ed IT Professional http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/developing-higher-ed-it-professional <p>In this conversation with Jennifer Sparrow, Furman Univeristy CIO Fred Miller talks about the specific skills needed in higher education IT, including mastery of the technical and an understanding of the strategic.</p><p>&#160;</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/developing-higher-ed-it-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 16:20 EDUCAUSE In this conversation with Jennifer Sparrow, Furman Univeristy CIO Fred Miller talks about the specific skills needed in higher education IT, including mastery of the technical and an understanding of the strategic. &#160; In this conversation with Jennifer Sparrow, Furman Univeristy CIO Fred Miller talks about the specific skills needed in higher education IT, including mastery of the technical and an understanding of the strategic. &#160; Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:59:00 +0000 325704 at http://www.educause.edu President Pushes Student Digital Privacy Act http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president-pushes-student-digital-privacy-act <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-50cdda9a-f158-6bbf-fbea-65f7429f703a"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">On January 12, President Obama unveiled the Student Digital Privacy Act, which is legislation meant to safeguard student data at the K-12 level. Announced along with several cybersecurity initiatives, the act reflects the president&#8217;s call to protect the privacy of students in the classroom.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jen-ortega/president-pushes-student-digital-privacy-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:05:51 +0000 325607 at http://www.educause.edu