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The Move from Course Management to Course Networking

Pioneer-developer Ali Jafari's foundational work on LMS platforms has, for nearly two decades, found its place among the world's most successful learning management systems. But Jafari's more recent designs have taken a distinct turn towards more social, networked, and engaging learning environments.

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Drake U Supports Diverse Student Devices With Virtualized Applications

When the time came to refresh the computer hardware in Drake University's labs, the Infrastructure and Security Services (ISS) team turned to virtualization to reduce their hardware needs while providing students with anytime, anywhere access to applications on their own devices.

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Tracking Students to Improve Tutoring and Support

At South Mountain Community College, a homegrown Learner Support System gathers data on students' usage of campus resources, streamlining the tutoring process and improving outcomes.

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The IT Leadership Challenge in Higher Ed

Information technology organizations need to develop a new wave of IT leaders, foster a culture of innovation and create a new approach to IT management.

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What to Do When Your Wireless Network Can't Keep Up

Resourcefulness in funding, planning and multi-university collaboration are helping to prevent another wireless network breakdown for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.



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Ohio U Migrates Student Housing System to the Cloud

Ohio University's Residential Housing Department has migrated its student housing system from the campus to the cloud, making it easier for the department to control its own system updates while providing students with an improved user interface.

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How Nanodegrees Are Disrupting Higher Education

New "micro" online certification programs are changing the educational pathways to success in certain industries.

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Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning

In order to support the recognition of co-curricular and integrative learning, the University of Notre Dame came up with a campuswide strategy to integrate digital badges in students' e-portfolios.

Moving Course Apps from Traditional to Media-Rich, Interactive Designs

At the American Public University System, a successful project to update a traditional, peer-reviewed scholarly journal with rich media and interactive elements has inspired a new initiative: APUS is building out state-of-the-art course applications to accompany its traditional LMS-based courses.

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How IT Will Elevate Educational Access and Quality

Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc said he sees technology as central to the next evolutionary step in higher education, and he challenged colleges and universities to embrace and expand efforts around distance learning.

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