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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.

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Video Collaboration Broadens Learning at Birmingham-Southern College

With an average class size of 16 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, Birmingham-Southern College offers a focused learning environment that lets each student get the most from his or her time on campus. But in line with the emerging trend of blended learning in education, we have also enhanced that environment with video conferencing — bringing a broader learning experience to our students.

The Dashboard as a Campuswide Conversation on Completion

Cuyahoga Community College, a CT 2008 Innovator award recipient in the field of Business Intelligence, has maintained its innovative edge with a major implementation of a dashboard that measures student success and completion for the institution and is available to departments campus wide.

SUNY Buffalo State

Why We Outsourced Our ResNet

When SUNY Buffalo State's residential network infrastructure couldn't keep up with student demand, the institution looked to a ResNet provider for a much-needed overhaul.

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Staying Ahead of Wireless Demand with 802.11ac

Faced with the ever-growing wireless needs of students and faculty, savvy colleges and universities are future-proofing their networks with the new 802.11ac standard.



USC Marshall School of Business

8 Best Practices for Moving Courses Online

While a lot of schools are teaming up with third-party companies to launch online versions of long-standing degree programs, USC's business school is doing the work in-house. Here's how.

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7 Best Practices for Creating a Completely Mobile Campus

The University of Central Florida recently launched an initiative giving students and faculty anytime, anywhere, any-device access to instructional, research and administrative resources. Here's how.

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7 Tips for Harnessing the Energy of Social Media in Class

Social media can be a distraction for students — but used well, it can also invigorate teaching and learning with a relevant, immediate stream of communication. Here's how to make sure it's an asset, not a liability.

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How Digital Asset Management Makes Social Media More Effective at Baylor

Baylor University in Waco, TX, is the sixth most influential college on Instagram, according to College Atlas, and the university attributes this success to its digital asset management (DAM) solution. The technology enables Baylor staff to post professional photos to social media outlets within seconds, so people can easily follow academic and athletic news and events.

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4 Lessons for Serving Adult Learners Online

At a school where the average age of students is 38, delivering online education requires a unique combination of tactics.