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Old Dominion U Streamlines Identity Management with Business Process Automation

Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, has implemented a workflow automation system to streamline the process of approving user accounts for the institution's identity management system.

Georgia Tech Clough Commons

Setting the Stage for Anytime, Anywhere Learning

By taking a close look at usage patterns in a new academic commons, researchers at Georgia Tech were able to fine-tune the space for students' mobile lifestyle.

CIO on the Sidelines

It's generally understood that the CIO role in higher education is extremely demanding. Can former CIOs help their on-field colleagues, coaching them from the sidelines? We asked Brian Voss.

SUNY glass pilot

Google Glass Pilot: Lessons Learned So Far

In the early days of piloting Google Glass for hands-on, experiential learning, SUNY Cobleskill's CIO shares what IT and faculty are learning from the project.

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Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development

Some higher ed institutions are experimenting with digital badges as a way to encourage and document learning among faculty and staff.



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Virtual Personal Assistant App Helps Students Manage College Life

Imagine a mobile app that wakes a student up for his first class, guides him to his classroom via GPS, alerts him to upcoming exams, provides information on study sessions, times his study periods and more.

Chief Digital Officer

Higher Ed: Meet the Chief Digital Officer

Taking a page from the corporate playbook, some universities are creating a new C-level title focused on moving the academy into the digital age. Will the CDO be a strategic advantage or an organizational name game that dilutes IT's role in institutional leadership?

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University of San Diego Implements Deduplication Appliance to Back Up Highly Virtualized Environment

The University of San Diego has virtualized nearly all of its IT infrastructure and has now dramatically reduced the backup times and storage requirements for its virtual environment, all while saving money.

Alternative Social Media Tools

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning

Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.

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Using iPads To Lower the Cost of a Degree

Lynn University's iPad initiative aims to create an educational experience that's affordable for more students and provides higher quality content.