higher education news
How chatbots are helping university students stay on track
Chatbots are helping universities better understand the needs of their students and proactively guide them toward support, educational technology leaders said.
How one small university built a successful CMDB piece by piece
Wesleyan University is small and it doesn't have a dedicated team to manage its configuration management database, but IT leaders said they still found a way.
Strong CIO partnerships helped universities survive the pandemic
University provosts and CIOs have found their existing relationships improved pandemic response, and they predicted CIOs' roles will continue to grow.
Virginia disperses $116M in CARES Act funding to universities
The latest university relief allocation in Virginia will support COVID-19 testing, protective equipment and telework and distance learning infrastructure.
Pre-Covid planning enabled 'unthinkable' digital transformation at USF
The adoption of a unified communications platform and a shift in project management has enabled the University of South Florida to adopt new products at least three times faster, the university's CIO said.
College textbook quarantine boosts safety, challenges accessibility
Santa Fe Community College quarantines each returned book for three days, but librarians said the policy has strained access for those already struggling most during the pandemic.
Pandemic amplified students' growing reliance on technology, says Educause
A new Educause survey found that concerns of internet access, data protection and online accessibility were at the top of students' minds even before the pandemic hit.
Securing virtual education with agile, integrated security
Expanded demand for remote learning forces higher education institutions to look at more-versatile IT security platforms.
U. North Carolina-Charlotte adopts unified security platform for data protection
A new tool from Cisco is helping the university protect its data and users, who are working and studying from off campus during the pandemic.
One professor's obsessive quest to replicate the university classroom experience from his home studio
Hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars later, business analytics professor Sean Willems' home studio is better than most, but he said it still can't match the quality of education offered in a real classroom.