Articles: January/February 2014
Although low cost and easy access make online learning appealing to administration, the topic provokes considerable tension among faculty. The University of Washington Tacoma established a fellowship program with a mentor-apprenticeship model for online educators to help them better guide the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and dreamers.
Higher education institutions can choose from a range of cloud computing approaches. As these three senior IT leaders explain, the “right” solution for a given institution depends on many factors.
Curves are full of unknowns, including their shape and whether they are gradually accelerating or decelerating. What are the curves that are reshaping higher education, and what are the smart bets along those curves that may bend them in our favor?
Many of life’s most important leadership lessons happen when our sense of “normal” is challenged or disrupted. Where do we discover these leadership lessons? They can come from just about anywhere. Maybe even from close encounters of the fourth kind.
The authors discuss how to build and leverage peer networks: where to find people to include, how to establish common ground among a variety of IT disciplines in higher education, and how best to realize the unintended benefits of these relationships.
Two research universities collaborated with a specialist software organization to create a full economic costing, pricing, and approval tool that enables the production of accurate cost estimations and agreement on appropriate prices for grant applications and research contracts.
By extending cutting-edge research and resources to online students in the high-demand field of early childhood education, the University of Washington paves the way for additional degree completion programs.
At its core, collaboration of any kind relies on timing, trust, and opportunity to succeed, as Emmanuel College and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design demonstrated when colocating their data centers off campus.
Organizations that achieve higher maturity in IT project portfolio management consistently show both increased performance and tighter alignment between IT and business goals. A new tool gives institutions a framework for scoring a project's expected effort and impact.
Although many teens post sensitive personal information, instructors must be careful about how they use social media. Scenarios and examples offer guidelines that both protect student privacy and allow instructors to take full advantage of social media to engage students in course work and discussions.
This study uses the True Colors model of personality characteristics to identify characteristics common to successful online students as well as strategies for improving how online courses are designed and taught.
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