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 The Practical Value of a Liberal Education http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/practical-value-liberal-education <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4379 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimagemay5.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blogimagemay5.png?itok=S6GKSWo1" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></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="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/James_Koelbl--5x7--10064.jpg?itok=mvPwXv04" style="width: 130px; height: 182px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/practical-value-liberal-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 20:50:01 +0000 329387 at http://www.educause.edu Hidden Advantages of the Breakthrough Models Academy http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/hidden-advantages-breakthrough-models-academy <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4366 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage7may4.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blogimage7may4.png?itok=xwRf78RN" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Dustin Hilt, Simmons College</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4326 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__Dustin_Hilt.JPG attr__layout__inline-right" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Dustin_Hilt.JPG?itok=h45euDXM" style="width: 150px; height: 139px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/hidden-advantages-breakthrough-models-academy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 May 2015 21:03:42 +0000 329267 at http://www.educause.edu Postsecondary Trending Now: Unbundling http://www.educause.edu/blogs/millichap/postsecondary-trending-now-unbundling <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4363 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage5arpil28.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blogimage5arpil28.png?itok=IMN59DTG" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>Until the last decade or two, &#8220;going to college&#8221; was shorthand for sitting in classrooms several times a week, course by course and semester by semester, for two to four years, and endeavoring to understand the material covered well enough to pass the tests. Taking center stage in each of those classrooms was a faculty member responsible for providing it all: curricular design, lectures, evaluation design, grading, advice and help to all students, and generally running the show.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/millichap/postsecondary-trending-now-unbundling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 May 2015 21:04:39 +0000 329180 at http://www.educause.edu New Report on Facing the Challenges of Innovation http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hmorris/new-report-facing-challenges-innovation <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4357 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blofimage1april16.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blofimage1april16.png?itok=1lO53rXn" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>Innovation is an oft-prescribed solution to a growing problem in academia: sustainability.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hmorris/new-report-facing-challenges-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 May 2015 21:21:44 +0000 329148 at http://www.educause.edu Podcast: 6 Questions for Diana Oblinger http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/podcast-6-questions-diana-oblinger <div class="action-panel-content yt-card yt-card-has-padding yt-uix-expander yt-uix-expander-collapsed" id="action-panel-details" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 15px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392) 0px 1px 2px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 13px;"> <div class="yt-uix-button-panel" id="watch-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; background-color: transparent; position: relative; z-index: 1; overflow: hidden; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <div id="watch-description-content" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; background-color: transparent;"> <div id="watch-description-clip" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; background-color: transparent;"> <div id="watch-description-text" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; background-color: transparent; max-height: 51px; overflow: hidden;"> <p id="eow-description" style="margin-bott</div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/podcast-6-questions-diana-oblinger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 8:45 Diana Oblinger, EDUCAUSE Mon, 11 May 2015 14:47:44 +0000 329126 at http://www.educause.edu Don’t Be Afraid to Get It Wrong on the Way to Getting It Right http://www.educause.edu/blogs/dianao/don%E2%80%99t-be-afraid-get-it-wrong-way-getting-it-right <p>Diana G. Oblinger</p><p>Thomas Edison said: &#8220;I have not failed. I&#8217;ve just found 10,000 ways that won&#8217;t work.&#8221; Those are wise words for all managers to remember.</p><p>We want to avoid &#8220;failure.&#8221; We want our projects to turn out well, be on-time, be in-budget, and have satisfied customers. We want our careers to have a predictable path, progressing enough at each step to warrant being entrusted with more responsibility. And, we don&#8217;t ever want to be asked a question for which we don&#8217;t already know the answer.</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/dianao/don%E2%80%99t-be-afraid-get-it-wrong-way-getting-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000 329058 at http://www.educause.edu Innovative Idea? It’s Going Nowhere Without the People http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/innovative-idea-it%E2%80%99s-going-nowhere-without-people <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4346 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage2april9.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="274" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blogimage2april9.png?itok=Ccb0QWNJ" typeof="foaf:Image" width="480" /></p><p>&#160;</p><p><strong>Author:</strong> Tammi Cooper</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__4272 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__blogimage1april9.png attr__layout__inline-right" height="91" src="http://nextgenlearning.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blogimage1april9.png?itok=cayas88h" typeof="foaf:Image" width="70" /></p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/alexroth/innovative-idea-it%E2%80%99s-going-nowhere-without-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 May 2015 21:05:28 +0000 329041 at http://www.educause.edu Whither the IT Staff: Providing a Network without Engineers http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gdobbin/whither-it-staff-providing-network-without-engineers <p>[cue <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSRm80WzZk"><em>Twilight Zone</em> theme music</a>]</p><p>Imagine, if you will, a campus, one that has more than 50 buildings across 1,400 acres, with a wired and wireless network that supports voice, video, data, alarms, and other services. Now imagine that the network team disappears&#8212;vanished into retirement or to jobs elsewhere&#8212;and efforts to rehire those positions fail. What do you do? How do you operate a network without any network engineers?</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gdobbin/whither-it-staff-providing-network-without-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:28:17 +0000 328678 at http://www.educause.edu 7 Reflections http://www.educause.edu/blogs/dianao/7-reflections <p>Diana G. Oblinger (<a class="mailto" href="mailto:doblinger@educause.edu">doblinger@educause.edu</a>) is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE.</p><p>As I retire from EDUCAUSE and look back on my time here, I would like to share seven reflections that illustrate beliefs and experiences shared by many of us in higher education information technology. Intertwined with my reflections are the stories of so many of you and how you shared a laugh or an aspiration, lent a hand, or provided encouragement. I hope you find these reflections relevant to your own experience and that you see EDUCAUSE values reflected here. Finally, I hope you see a future even richer than today.&#160;</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/dianao/7-reflections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:00:00 +0000 328327 at http://www.educause.edu Stephen Colbert on Life as an Improv http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hogue/stephen-colbert-life-improv-0 <p>Stephen Colbert is a compelling commencement speaker. If he were to tweet his advice to graduates this year, it might read something like this:</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><em>Follow your dreams. Service is love made visible. Life is an improv. And as you walk your path, say &#8220;Yes!&#8221; as often as you can.</em></p><p>In earlier posts to this blog, I explored Colbert&#8217;s thoughts on <a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hogue/stephen-colbert-dreams">what it means to follow our dreams</a> and on <a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hogue/stephen-colbert-service-and-love">the notion that service is love made visible</a>. But what is this business about life as an improvisation? And why does Colbert tell graduates to say &#8220;yes&#8221; as often as they can?</p><p>In his <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6tiaooiIo0">address to the graduating class of 2011 at Northwestern University</a>, his alma mater, Colbert said:</p><p><a href="http://www.educause.edu/blogs/hogue/stephen-colbert-life-improv-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:00:00 +0000 328326 at http://www.educause.edu 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