Campus Technology Articles

2018 Higher Ed Horizon Report Highlights Measuring Learning and Redesigning Spaces
Posted on Thursday August 16, 2018

The details have arrived: About four months after issuing a preview edition of the NMC Horizon Report for higher education, Educause has published the full report.

Education Attainment Genes Identified, but Power to Predict Outcomes Minimal
Posted on Thursday August 16, 2018

An enormous study has identified 1,271 genetic variants associated with education attainment among people with European ancestry. However, the international group of scientists that undertook the project warns that any kind of predictive power for education outcome suggested by the variants is minimal.

There's More to Student Advising Tech than Implementation
Posted on Thursday August 16, 2018

New technology for advising students won't work if it's not also implemented with updates in the advising structures and processes and professional development for the human advisers as they change their own practices. That's part of the bottom line in a new report from the Community College Research Center, based at Teachers College at Columbia University, and social policy researcher MDRC.

Library Project Analyzes Student Success in Community Colleges
Posted on Wednesday August 15, 2018

An initiative intended to consider the redesign of library services has revealed some interesting findings about community college students, including the many ways they define college success and what holds them back from achieving it. The project is being undertaken by consultancy Ithaka S+R and Northern Virginia Community College, along with six other community college partners.

Texas Draft Report Tackles Dual-Credit Outcomes
Posted on Wednesday August 15, 2018

A recent draft report on dual credit participation by Texas students confirmed that those who took such courses had better college outcomes than high school graduates who didn't; that they completed their college degrees faster; and that although progress is being made, a participation "disparity" still exists for "less advantaged groups."

Working Together for Quicker, Easier Captioning
Posted on Wednesday August 15, 2018

Kennesaw State University collaborated with its captioning vendor to develop a better solution that faculty would actually use.

Girls with Impact Taking Apps for Next Round of Online Mini-MBA Courses
Posted on Wednesday August 15, 2018

A nonprofit to help girls learn how to launch businesses, nonprofits and community projects that "impact" their world is taking applications for its online 2018-2019 program. The latest success story is a website developed by a 16-year-old to help kids understand deportation in case their families are at risk.

New Video Courseware Replaces Traditional Textbook
Posted on Tuesday August 14, 2018

JoVE, a publisher of video learning resources for STEM topics, has introduced a new set of biology courseware designed to completely replace the traditional textbook.

MyLab Tests to Add Capacity for Automated Proctoring
Posted on Tuesday August 14, 2018

Education technology company ProctorU announced that it has integrated automated online proctoring into Pearson's MyLab product set.

Data Analytics and Student Advising: Creating a Culture Shift on Campus
Posted on Monday August 13, 2018

By nature, an initiative that employs data analytics for student advising is built on the latest technology. But for Syracuse University, technology is always looked upon as a path to a solution; not a driver of change in itself. Find out why understanding campus culture is central to the university's "Orange SUccess" initiative.

Innovative Presidents Finding Ways to Use Social Media for Student Engagement
Posted on Monday August 13, 2018

A new report that examines how college presidents interact with students shares how the most innovative leaders have gone beyond the standard fare (photo opportunities and participation in service events) to embrace social and digital mechanisms. "Presidential Engagement of Students at Minority Serving Institutions" was produced by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, within the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 13, 2018)
Posted on Monday August 13, 2018

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2018, the 2018 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, Construct3D and the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange.

Despite Increase in Instructional Designers, There Is No 'Universal Profile' for the Role
Posted on Monday August 13, 2018

A new report from the Online Learning Consortium seeks to clear up the mystery surrounding the role of instructional designer in higher education.

California Considers Piloting Income Share Agreements
Posted on Friday August 10, 2018

One of the bills awaiting action in California's Senate and Assembly is A.B. 2479, which would require the state's two university systems to pilot an income share agreement.

Combining Data from Multiple Digital Learning Tools Produces Better Predictions
Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018

A study undertaken jointly by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and education technology companies Blackboard and VitalSource found that early activity with digital tools is a "strong predictor" of passing a class — even more so than the grade point average a student enters the class with.