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Online Learning as a Strategic Asset: APLU-Sloan Findings and Recommendations
December 1, 2009

The APLU-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning conducted an extensive benchmarking study over a 15-month period in 2008–2009 designed to: (1) identify key factors that contribute to…

Complying with P2P Mandates in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
November 23, 2009

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires all campuses to certify that they have plans to "effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, includ…

The Tower and the Cloud: Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing
November 13, 2009

Universities have served important functions in society for more than a thousand years. They have done so in part by creating places that promote reflection, discussion, discovery and learning. F…

Throwing Open the Doors: Strategies and Implications for Open Access
October 13, 2009

In the past decade, the proliferation of Web 2.0 tools for sharing and creating knowledge, coupled with the creation of open-access journals, databases, and archives across the web, has begun to …

Emerging Technologies in Higher Education: Big School Solutions to Small School Problems
October 2, 2009

With so many new technologies being developed to address needs at R1 schools, it can be difficult for smaller schools to keep up. In some cases, the solutions implemented at these larger institut…

Digitally Literate Storytellers
September 16, 2009

For the student researcher, digital literacy is about navigation, assessment, citation, and incorporation of credible digital information from ever-expanding resources. But digital literacy exten…

The Google Book Scanning Project: Issues and Updates
September 2, 2009

For about five years, Google has been scanning and indexing millions of volumes drawn from academic libraries and other sources worldwide. The project has been greeted with high praise but also w…

E-Readers and E-Textbooks: Current Reality and Future Possibilities
August 26, 2009

This seminar will initially address the current state of e-reader devices and their functionality as platforms for the delivery of e-textbooks, as experienced by Northwest Missouri State Universi…

Selecting and Implementing a Course Management System for Your Campus
August 5, 2009

The course management system has become an integral part of institutional technology and academic operations, such that institutions invest a significant amount of time and effort in identifying,…

Cloud Computing for the Academic Institution
July 29, 2009

The Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) is a cloud computing solution that is designed to address the unique needs of academic institutions. Computational resources for teaching faculty, students, and re…