EDUCAUSE | Blogs en EDUCAUSE | Blogs Student as Designer: Making EdTech that Increases Student Success <p><strong>Author:</strong> Judith A. Pirani</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:28:28 +0000 321956 at Data Privacy Month 2015 <p><img alt="Data Privacy Month 2014" src="" style="width: 125px; height: 125px; float: right;" /><span style="line-height: 1.4em;">Did you know that Data Privacy Month (January 28-February 28, 2015) is just two months away? Now is the perfect time for colleges and universities to start planning activities and events.</span></p><p>Here are several ways that you can help raise awareness about data privacy issues on your campus.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:18:03 +0000 321912 at 4 Steps to Help Make Informed Technology Decisions <p><em>By Jonathan Blake Huer, Director of Emerging Technologies and Media Development, Ball State Universit</em>y</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__3558 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__JBHUER_Headshot_VerticalSmall.png attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 100px; height: 150px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p>Making technology decisions by yourself is incredibly difficult&#8230;especially today! However, there are a few key factors you can consider to make the decision a bit easier. It&#8217;s important to understand a little more about the interesting times in which we live. If you play out Moore&#8217;s Law and assume we&#8217;re getting to the &#8220;back half of the chess board,&#8221; then processing power is increasing far more rapidly than we can comprehend.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:54:43 +0000 321900 at An Operations Checklist for Adopting Higher Ed Tech Innovations <p><strong>Author:</strong> Judith A. Pirani</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__3303 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__PIraniPortrait.jpeg attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 100px; height: 133px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&#160;<em>&#8220;The lesson learned was that, in addition to providing viable software, successful dissemination must also focus on the adopting institution&#8217;s implementation and ongoing support needs.&#8221;</em><br /> &#8212;Russ Little, Sinclair Community College in <a href="" target="_blank">Sustainability, Partnerships, Focus on Users: Lessons from Sinclair College&#8217;s Student Success Plan</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:46:53 +0000 321776 at NTIA & USPTO Host Fifth Forum on DMCA Notice-Takedown Process On October 28, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, comprised of the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), held their fifth multi-stakeholder forum on improving the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice-and-takedown process. The meeting took place in Berkeley, California, and was streamed live.<br /> <br /> The forum’s mission is to find ways in which relevant stakeholders can simplify the notice-and-takedown process for both copyright holders and content providers. Currently the forum is operating through a smaller working group made up of representatives from such stakeholders. At the meeting the working group issued a discussion draft outlining its progress so far in finding ways to improve the system.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:33:34 +0000 321744 at Active, Self-paced, Data-driven Learning Leads to Stronger Student Outcomes <p style="margin-left: 0;">By Judith A. Pirani</p><p style="margin-left: 0;"><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__3330 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__PIraniPortrait.jpg attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 120px; height: 160px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p style="margin-left: 0;"><em>&#8220;U Do the Math requires a change in student culture, because [students] are required to work during class. Outside of the classroom, students go to the math lab for individual assistance. While this increase in engagement is uncomfortable for many students at first, they like the approach once they become used to it. Many students take control of their learning, completing multiple courses in one semester.&#8221;</em><br /> &#8212;John Squires, Chattanooga State Community College&#160;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:11:31 +0000 321678 at The Commons: A Space for Managers and Leaders <p>Joan F. Cheverie</p><p>Entitled <em>The Professional Development Commons,</em> this new EDUCAUSE blog is intended to be an extension of what a <a href="">public commons</a> was historically: a collective tract of land or space that was shared by all and not owned by any one person. In this context, it is meant to be a blog space devoted to all aspects of management and leadership&#8212;a space where you can explore the many facets of being a manager, delve deeper into the topics that you may have been introduced to if you attended an <a href="">EDUCAUSE Institute Program</a>, exchange thoughts with others, and find resources from EDUCAUSE and beyond to support you in your professional development endeavors. In short, this is a commons for furthering your management and leadership skills.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:17:57 +0000 321375 at Reset and Reimagine <p><span style="line-height: 1.4em;">While reinforcing the value of higher education as a provider of a quality education for work, life, and citizenship, the authors in </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.4em;">this issue of <em>EDUCAUSE Review</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.4em;"> have reset and reimagined many of the elements of today&#8217;s colleges and universities. This process begins with the audience.</span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:34:45 +0000 321479 at The Secret to Defeating the Status Quo in Education? Engage Faculty <p><strong>Author:</strong> Judith A. Pirani</p><p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__3303 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large attr__title__PIraniPortrait.jpeg attr__layout__inline-right" src="" style="width: 100px; height: 133px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><em>&#8220;Moving a program elsewhere requires a careful retuning of the components and materials, such that all stakeholders in the new environment find it<strong> easier to follow this new model to success</strong> <strong>than to continue with current unsuccessful, but familiar, strategies</strong>.&#34;</em><br /> &#8212;Project team member, Hybrid Labs at California State University, Northridge</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:55:09 +0000 321489 at NCSAM 2014 Highlights <p>As the 11th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) wraps up, we would like to thank the higher education community for another successful celebration! Colleges and universities continue to offer fun, creative activities and events for students, faculty, staff, and their local communities. Here are just a few highlights.</p><p><strong>NCSAM Champions</strong>: Over 100 higher education institutions showed their support along with individuals, businesses, organizations, and government.</p><p><strong>NCSAM Activities</strong>: More than 200 institutions shared their plans during the month of October. See what events took place by visiting the <a href="">NCSAM Resource Kit</a>.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:48:15 +0000 321183 at 7 Ways to Use Tech to Improve College Student Success <p>Educational attainment, academic achievement, student persistence, learning and development, and college completion. The success of college students is getting more attention these days with rising expectations, greater accountability (yet shrinking budgets), and <a href="" target="_blank">dismal statistics, like this one</a>:</p><p><em>Only about one of every four community college students who take a remedial course graduates within eight years.</em></p><p>The reality we face in higher education today invites different approaches to promote student success.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:49:07 +0000 321155 at U.S. Dept. of Ed. Links State Authorization and Gainful Employment Regs. <p>Russ Poulin, Deputy Director of Research and Analysis at WCET, has posted an initial update on the U.S. Department of Education&#39;s new gainful employment regulations and the suprising link they include to the department&#39;s regulatory efforts on state authorization (<a href=""></a>). The department has not yet issued new regulations for distance education state authorization, so the state authorization requirements applied to gainful employment programs would not yet impact distance learning programs. However, the gainful employment document released by the department includes a reference to a future connection with as-yet-to-be-issued distance education state authorization requirements, which Russ highlights at the conclusion of his post.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:40:00 +0000 321098 at Cybersecurity and Crime <p>This week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month centers on law enforcement and looks at the criminal issues surrounding cybersecurity. What follows are three parts aimed at giving you a strategic and tactical understanding of crime committed across the world using networks. Questions to enrich your understanding appear at the end of the blog.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:16:45 +0000 320851 at Cyberbullying in Higher Education <p>By Navika Mahal and Vikram Kulothungan</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 16.7999992370605px;">Navika Mahal and Vikram Kulothungan are graduate students in the Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM) program at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.</span></strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:45:51 +0000 320788 at 7 Ways to Boost Your Tech Skills without Going Back to School <p>By Sameer Bhatia</p><p><strong>Sameer Bhatia is founder and CEO of </strong><a href=""><strong>ProProfs</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p>In the rapidly changing tech world today, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that the skills you learned even just a year or so ago are fast on their way to becoming obsolete. Over the past few years, it has become essential for tech workers to engage in education as a lifelong pursuit &#8212; a constant cycle of learning, unlearning, and relearning &#8212; as new technologies become available and new knowledge and skills become in demand.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:52:57 +0000 320772 at Podcast: Effective Video for MOOCs <p>Elizabeth Evans is production lead at the Duke Digital Initiative. In this podcast interview, she explains how to produce effective video for instructors and why video is such an important component for connecting with students.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 13:09 EDUCAUSE Elizabeth Evans is production lead at the Duke Digital Initiative. In this podcast interview, she explains how to produce effective video for instructors and why video is such an important component for connecting with students. Elizabeth Evans is production lead at the Duke Digital Initiative. In this podcast interview, she explains how to produce effective video for instructors and why video is such an important component for connecting with students. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:48:38 +0000 320714 at Policy Presentation at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference <p>At EDUCAUSE&#8217;s 2014 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, Jarret Cummings, the association&#8217;s director of policy and external relations, and its policy and government relations advisors, Josh Ulman and Jennifer Ortega, reported on the status of several public policy issues of importance to EDUCAUSE and its members. These issues included:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:05:32 +0000 320705 at EDUCAUSE Submits Net Neutrality Reply Comments and Participates in FCC Roundtable <p>On September 15, EDUCAUSE and eleven other higher education associations submitted <a href="">reply comments</a> to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the agency&#8217;s current Open Internet Order and network neutrality proposal. The reply comments further clarified some of the concepts introduced in the coalition&#8217;s <a href="">original comments</a> submitted to the FCC on July 18.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:38:31 +0000 320630 at EDUCAUSE Submits Letter to NIST on the Agency’s Cybersecurity Framework <p>On October 10, EDUCAUSE submitted a letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to the agency&#8217;s Request for Information (RFI) on the implementation of its cybersecurity framework released on February 12, 2014. The letter did not raise new concerns with the cybersecurity framework but instead directed NIST to review EDUCAUSE&#8217;s previously submitted <a href="" target="_blank">comments</a>&#160;in response to NIST&#8217;s original RFI, which was published on February 26, 2013, and sought input from stakeholders on the development of the framework.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:10:25 +0000 320622 at Appellate Court Reverses Ruling on E-Reserves at Georgia State University <p>On October 18, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11<sup>th</sup> Circuit unanimously <a href="">reversed a district court ruling</a> in <em>Cambridge University Press et al. v Carl V. Patton et al., </em>a case in which Georgia State University was sued by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and SAGE Publications for 99 instances of copyright infringement.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:58:16 +0000 320613 at ED Delays Deadline for State Authorization Compliance for In-State Institutions <p>On June 24, the Department of Education (ED) published a <a href="">notice</a> in the Federal Register postponing state authorization compliance until July 1, 2015, for higher education institutions <em>operating within a state where the institution has a physical presence</em>. The rule would require postsecondary institutions gain authorization to operate in every state in which they are physically located. The rule was originally supposed to take effect on July 1, 2013, but implementation has now been delayed twice. While the federal government has put its authorization regulations on hold, each state still expects institutions to follow existing state authorization laws and regulations.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:57:10 +0000 320612 at Higher Ed Raises Concerns, Works with Proponents of the TEACH Act <p><span style="line-height: 1.4em;">In September, EDUCAUSE and a number of other higher education associations released an </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.4em;">analysis</a><span style="line-height: 1.4em;"> of the Technology, Equality, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACH) Act. The proposed legislation, not to be confused with the already established TEACH Act on copyright issues (see the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.4em;">2009 ECAR Research Bulletin</a><span style="line-height: 1.4em;"> on the topic for more information), is intended to improve the accessibility of &#8220;electronic instructional materials and related technologies&#8221; for persons with disabilities.</span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:38:58 +0000 320611 at Competition and Control <p>Diana G. Oblinger and Joanne Dehoney</p><p>This is the fifth in a blog series describing five &#8220;metatrends,&#8221; drawn from a review of articles in industry IT press, that affect CIOs in all IT sectors:</p><ul> <li><a href="">Challenges of scale</a></li> <li><a href="">Analytics</a></li> <li><a href="">Technology and work</a></li> <li><a href="">Business value</a></li> <li>Competition and control</li></ul><p>&#160;</p><p>Each post in the <em>Future Slant</em> blog will describe one of these trends, suggesting implications for higher education.</p><p align="center">******</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:02:47 +0000 320542 at Cybersecurity: The Industry That Keeps on Growing <p>By Kar Cheung</p><p><strong>Kar Cheung is the Marketing Manager at <a href="">ExpressVPN</a>.</strong></p><p>The cybersecurity market has grown at an amazing rate over the past decade, and will continue to experience rapid expansion in years to come, according to <a href="">MarketsandMarkets&#8217; latest report</a>. According to the report, the global cybersecurity market will grow from $95.60 billion in 2014 to $155.74 billion by 2019.</p><p>Within an industry known for selling firewalls, intrusion detection systems, antivirus software, encryption and authentication tools, and a whole host of other tools, one thing is for sure: the hackers are &#8212; and always will be &#8212; one step ahead.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:07:21 +0000 320506 at Online Security and Higher Education: What's at Stake <p>By Rich Murphy</p><p><strong>Rich Murphy is the Director of Technical Account Management at <a href="">BlackStratus</a>.</strong></p><p>The diverse range of users accessing IT resources both on and off campus presents a number of security issues for higher education institutions. Potential risks can include:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:00:31 +0000 320368 at