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The New Leadership Challenge

New IT leaders need a different set of skills than their predecessors to thrive in a world of commoditized and democratized technology, where collaboration, innovation, and strategic alignment with institutional goals help their institutions thrive despite budgetary challenges.


Finding New Business Models in Unsettled TimesIn Print Edition

If the core crisis in higher education is one of sustainability, being focused on the job to be done and having a grasp of the forces shaping higher education gives institutional leaders a new way to think about recasting their future.


The Coming Era of Personalized Learning PathsIn Print Edition

Personalized learning paths, designed to meet the needs and goals of each learner, can lead to a redefinition and a new understanding of lifelong learning to include informal as well as formal learning, delivered at scale.


Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms

Four trends – MOOC-based degrees, competency-based education, the formalization of learning, and regulatory reform – are shifting educational practice away from core tenets of traditional education, indicating not a transient phenomenon but rather a fundamental change to the status quo.


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Investing in Quality Competency-Based Education

Competency-based education programs require substantial investments and often commitments to new or redefined business models. Key indicators of quality in CBE ecosystems are curricular architecture, valid and reliable assessments, and comprehensive student success resources.

8 Ways to Defend Higher Education against Cyberattacks

The real issues in protecting data may lie in an institution's processes, awareness programs, and technology for handling risks. Building a highly visible program to continuously improve security can provide a safer environment for data.


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