Articles: Teaching & Learning

EDUCOMM 2009 BROUGHT SOME OF THE brightest stars in higher education to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes resort, for three days of education sessions, new product introductions, and fun. The conference featured a number of firsts.

A short distance from EduComm, THE expo floor at InfoComm offered plenty of ways to spend stimulus dollars.

WHILE ONLY 19 PERCENT OF Americans aged 12 to 17 have ever listened to a podcast, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, many institutions have invested in academic or marketing initiatives to offer content and updates via podcasting.

Higher education has become an online service industry. Students submit — and colleges accept or deny — applications online. Parents pay tuition on the web. Schools post curricula and students select courses and manage their college experiences via portals.

The “cloud computing” trend of replacing software traditionally installed on campus computers (and the computers themselves) with applications delivered via the internet is driven by aims of reducing universities’ IT complexity and cost.

As we look across the landscape of private liberal arts education in the United States, we understand that change comes slowly.

In 2000, the University of Washington School of Medicine sought a project model to build new laboratory space beyond the traditional UW campus.

What’s hot for today’s engineering students? What’s really hot is the emerging field of assistive technologies.

The downward slope of a stock market graph is an image that parallels how quickly traditional college dynamics can submerge and alter a familiar status quo. Tradition is rooted deep in higher education, but these economic times call for emerging change.

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