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Who is driving the influx of new technologies?
April 25, 2011

In a word: consumers. Having been a technology professional since the 70s, I find it fascinating that technologists today often know less about the overall technology landscape than ‘digital na…

What Higher Ed Can Learn from MTV
April 25, 2011

In a recent FastCompany Expert blog posting, "Are You M-Ready,” Nick Shore, Senior Vice President of Strategic Consumer Insights and Research at MTV, shared some fascinating and provoc…

The Connected Learning Environment in Higher Education
July 30, 2013

“The ‘e’ in e-learning initially meant electronic. Now it means everyone and everywhere. It means effective and engaged experiences. It means experiential. Now we’re talking about the con…

The analytics journey is not for the faint of heart
July 23, 2012

We learn much from spectacular success but we learn even more from failure. Such is the case with the use of analytics in both the public and private sectors. Education is no exception. Most edu…

Surge in Retiring CIOs and Open Source in Higher Ed
July 30, 2013

I read an article recently in Campus Technology citing predictions that 25% of higher education CIOs will retire within the next five years and 50% in the next 10 years. This means that withi…

Secure Mobile-an Oxymoron?
April 29, 2011

Responses to the #1 topic on IdeaScale, " Consumers dictate device usage, not IT, " indicate that MANY of you believe consumers will drive smartphone adoption in Higher Education, w…

On the Horizon: The Power and Potential of Analytics
July 23, 2012

 “We are at the dawn of an era in which educators have the potential to harness technology to produce a dramatic change in student achievement.  Although visionaries have been promising for y…

Navigating the Waters of Learning Analytics
July 24, 2012

Malcolm Brown, Director , and Veronica Diaz, Associate Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Navigating the waters of learning analytics (LA) requires steering a careful course between…

Moving Into the Post-MOOC Era
July 30, 2013

I sometimes wonder if we might have already entered the post-MOOC era. This is something other than the Gartner “trough of disillusionment,” although some of that is already evident. There is…

Mobile Strategy: Can you NOT overthink it?
April 25, 2011

 I've begun working on a mobile strategy for my College, and I've almost immediately become bogged down in minutiae. Partly it's the incredibly fractured nature of the thing - the…

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