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Can Data Governance Address the Conundrum of Who Owns Data?
July 31, 2013

A frequent dilemma that confronts organizations that collect and use information in the Connected Age is the question of who owns the data in the organization’s possession.   Colleges and u…

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…

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…

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…

CIOs, Leadership, and MOOCs
July 29, 2013

Many in the higher education community are excited about the opportunities presented by new learning modalities, particularly MOOCs. On many campuses, CIOs are part of the conversation about MO…

How Can IT Add Value in the Connected Age?
July 22, 2013

EDUCAUSE is exploring the concept of “connectedness” as a lens for understanding IT’s strategic role as an integral component of higher education. Technology enables pervasive and continuou…

EDUCAUSE Sprint 2013, Day 3: An Eye on Today, an Eye on Tomorrow
July 18, 2013

On the third and final day of the EDUCAUSE Sprint 2013, the conversation turned to “Creating the IT Architecture for the Connected Age,” after hearing about IT as a force of change on the fir…

EDUCAUSE Sprint 2013, Day 2: The Ways We Learn
July 18, 2013

Higher education has been living with various forms of nonresidential teaching and learning for a long time. Beginning with correspondence courses as long ago as 1728 and moving into other media …

EDUCAUSE Sprint 2013, Day 1: Of Higher Education and Gateways
July 18, 2013

In the debate about recreational drugs, an oft-heard argument is that certain substances, while perhaps not terribly dangerous in their own right, should nonetheless be avoided because they have …

Enterprise Analytics: Taking Business Intelligence in New Directions
July 27, 2012

Business intelligence (BI) is not new to enterprise IT organizations, which have long provided departments with access to production data to help run their areas. Enterprise analytics, however, t…