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Bretford’s MOTIV High-Back Sofa was designed to provide a semipriv

Will residential liberal arts colleges follow the path of the wristwatch? I sure hope so. With all of the talk about MOOCs, online instruction, and game-based learning models, many of us working at residential liberal arts colleges are uncertain about our future.

College and university networks present opportunities to manage devices remotely, often automatically.

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Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium girl on computer

As distance learning programs are developed and then refined, there are many options for national, regional, and statewide distance education consortia that the institutions can, and often do, join.

Members of distance education consortia can turn to their fellow members in times of need. But that’s just one benefit of membership. Another is the opportunity to easily consult like-minded individuals, which can spark new ideas in distance learning education programs.

Meeting expectations is passé. Today, it's all about exceeding expectations. Most colleges and universities understand that IT is integral to their function; however, few administrators truly understand the value of IT.

12/2012

As a consultant to schools on programming for students with autism, I’m used to proposing ideas and hearing, “Sounds great, but sorry, we can’t do that.” Good intentions sometimes can’t overcome limitations in resources.

The readers have spoken and for the first time ever, University Business magazine is honoring higher education products and services, in this first annual Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2012.

With today’s increased focus on college costs, the call for disclosure of information about affordability and outcomes has also been on the rise.

11/2012
  • 71% of people expect mobile sites to load as fast or faster than desktop sites.
  • 74% will abandon if a site takes more than 4 seconds to load.
  • You have 5 seconds of someone’s time.

A college reunion this spring at the  State University of New York at Oswego presented the web-development team an opportunity to build an iPhone app using an open-source software called Kurogo, developed by Modo Labs.

The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced a research effort examining the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs), in which it will evaluate select Coursera courses for college credit.

11/2012
IT power players: Daniel Stilla, Craig Kitko, and Greg Flanik (left to right) implemented server virtualization, saving money and improving operations.

At 3,000 full-time day undergraduates, Baldwin Wallace University (Ohio) is what Greg Flanik, its chief information officer, considers “a midsized small school.” Yet one day he walked into the university’s data center and saw an astounding 75 servers humming along.

The Clinical Internship  Portal allows more time to be spent tracking conditions that interns have treated and evaluating students on their clinical rotation work.

Most medical teaching programs require months of firsthand training in a health care setting. Scheduling rotations, tracking earned credits, monitoring patient procedures, and benchmarking assessments is typically done manually via paper-based systems.

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