University Business

Badge breakthroughs
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

Micro-credentials awarded for in-demand skills give employers deeper detail about a student’s abilities

Diplomas—those venerable printed documents that lack hotlinks and interactivity features—have lost some of their luster.

A badge will give a faculty member a boost
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

Several colleges and universities also issue badges for professional development

Badges have not just motivated students to take a deeper look at the skills they’ve earned. Several institutions also issue badges for professional development. 

Undergraduate research drives science forward
Posted on Tuesday May 30, 2017

Research at primarily undergraduate institutions is having a big impact

The discussion of research at primarily undergraduate institutions often begins and ends with a discussion of the benefits for students.

Strengthening the general ed curriculum
Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

The changing tasks, roles and responsibilities of instructional faculty

The weakest link in the expanding instructional continuum—where we are least successful—is in general education and freshman introductory courses.

Teaching the native language of American indians
Posted on Thursday May 18, 2017

Colleges teach Native American languages to preserve their language and expand their culture’s influence

A handful of campuses teach Native American languages to support the efforts of local tribes to preserve their language and expand their culture’s influence on public education, film and other arenas.

How to Use Academic Video to Create Rising-Star Students
Posted on Friday April 28, 2017

By the time they graduate, nearly 100 percent of students from The University of Toledo Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales have jobs. Ready to find out how?

One of the secrets is video.

In this web seminar, Deirdre Jones will show you how to use academic video to maximize student engagement in the classroom, and how it can also give students a leg up as they enter the professional world. You’ll learn what she’s discovered after a decade of lecture capture, engaging homework assignments, hosting a national sales competition and strategically connecting students and recruiters with video.

See video-engagement examples that you can immediately put into practice at your institution, including:

  • Improving student engagement with interactive homework assignments, mock interviews, role plays and elevator pitches
  • Strategies for improving individual and team performance
  • Showcasing educational content and event sponsors
  • Setting a new tempo for the recruiting process by connecting students with hiring companies


Deirdre Jones, M.B.A.

Director, Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales (ESSPS)

College of Business & Innovation

University of Toledo

Who will benefit:

College and university administrators interested in academic video. Anyone may attend.

Broadcast : 
Thu, 05/18/2017
Sponsored by: 
Relevant Date: 

Lessons Learned In Flipping the Classroom
Posted on Monday March 13, 2017

Best practices for using academic video

At the University of Trinidad and Tobago, recording lectures was once a cumbersome technology dance. From loaner cameras and SD cards to burning and distributing DVDs, the process was disconnected from the teaching and learning objectives and produced no measurable results. The university aligned its efforts by transitioning to an active flipped classroom.

Colleges need to teach Ph.D.s how to teach
Posted on Thursday February 23, 2017

Solving the shortage of academically qualified higher ed business professors

Legislators, parents and students are not the only ones asking questions about the cost and quality of higher education.

Four Steps to Student Success with Academic Video
Posted on Wednesday November 02, 2016

Strategies to improve student engagement

Imagine using academic video to strengthen prerequisite skills, enhance curriculum content, ease anticipated student struggles, and push students further in their knowledge of course material. Brooke McCurdy has been teaching math for more than 14 years. When her classes morphed from a traditional in-person method to a flipped-classroom environment, she saw the success of her students soar as they became more engaged.

Creating Active Learning Classrooms
Posted on Monday October 10, 2016

Fostering interaction, conversation and collaboration

A variety of recent studies have shown that active learning—engaging students through activities, discussion and collaboration—is more effective than traditional lecturing, and can even result in better exam performance and reduced failure rates. Technology often plays a significant role in the active learning classroom, by providing real-time feedback, improving information retention and promoting meaningful interaction between an instructor and students.

Best Practices for Video-Enabled Teaching and Learning
Posted on Monday June 06, 2016

Using video to promote collaboration and enhance teaching, learning and research

Colleges and universities are under pressure to provide more flexibility in their learning environments, and offer students and faculty multiple ways to access and deliver content. Video-enabled teaching and learning, taking advantage of cloud-based videoconferencing technology, offers institutions the capability to create innovative blended learning environments and enable collaboration across campus or from anywhere in the world.

Using 3D Printing To Connect Institutions with Industry
Posted on Thursday July 09, 2015

Creating technology partnerships that benefit students, faculty and local businesses

At Niagara College in Ontario, Canada, a new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre is providing unique opportunities for students, faculty and local businesses to collaborate in innovative ways. 3D printing plays an important role in a variety of projects at the Centre, providing students with valuable real-world experience, faculty with professional development and research opportunities, and local advanced manufacturing businesses with solutions to a variety of challenges. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on June 11, 2015, a leader from Niagara discussed how the Centre is using 3D printing to enable students and faculty to create and design prototypes that improve manufacturing processes for local businesses, and how 3D printing can be used at any institution to benefit students, faculty and local industry.

Thought Leadership Q&A: Cyndie Schmeiser, College Board Chief of Assessment
Posted on Tuesday December 23, 2014

How did plans to redesign the SAT® come about?

Partnership in profile: Follett includeED
Posted on Tuesday December 23, 2014

Course materials are essential to success in the classroom. As the cost of education continues to rise, many students are struggling to pay for their materials, and some even choose to go without them. At Southeastern University, Follett’s includED® program integrated the cost of textbooks and materials for all mathematics courses into tuition, ensuring that students are ready with everything they need on the first day of class.

At Southeastern University, a persistent problem facing the mathematics department was many students were not able to purchase all required course materials by the first day of class. Many students had to wait until they had the money to purchase their textbooks. As a result, it was difficult for professors to start teaching and for students to begin learning. Some students would not acquire the correct materials until a few weeks into classes, at which point they were so far behind they would drop the class.

Virtual mobility solution reduces costs, improves IT services for large public university
Posted on Tuesday December 23, 2014

At the University of South Florida, students are provided with anytime, anywhere access to applications they need through Citrix

The University of South Florida is one of the largest public universities in the nation, supporting more than 47,000 students across three separately accredited institutions. Its heritage of innovation means making the right technology available for students, professors and administrators, no matter where they are or when they need it. “Originally we provided thousands of desktops in computer labs across the university to give students access to the computing resources they needed for their classes,” says Craig Woolley, assistant vice president of IT support services for the university.