Articles: Internet

04/2014

In 2011 the largest reported data breach in the university world was suffered by a Virginia institution of higher learning, which reported more than 176,500 records breached. More recently, in late 2012, a Florida university suffered a breach involving data on more than 200,000 students and some of the university's top employees.

02/2014
Though more than 8 million people have taken a MOOC in the past three years, the number of students to take advantage of MOOC-for-credit programs is even smaller.

Despite growing interest in the higher ed community about the potential of credit being offered for MOOCs, the number of institutions that have rolled out such programs is small.

02/2014

A 2013 Noel-Levitz E-Expectations Report of incoming college students found that 78 percent have regular access to a mobile device. And while that number has probably crept higher for 2014, what about the approximately one in five college students who don’t have that access?

02/2014
Joel Bauman is vice president for enrollment management at Stetson University.

Walk into any high school auditorium, mall or fast food restaurant and see Millennials obsessed with their smartphones, tablets and laptops. But are they really that consumed? In a survey conducted by Intel Labs, 61 percent of young adults believe their relationship with technology is dehumanizing.

02/2014
Jeff Vredevoogd, director of Herman Miller Education, leads the firm’s efforts to expand the understanding of evolving learning trends in higher education.

Campus leaders are increasingly confronted with transformation—from students acting as consumers to universities acting more like businesses to the rapid evolution of faculty.

Yet perhaps the most prominent change is the proliferation of technology-based learning methods. Online courses have created a new world of education—one where learning can occur anytime and anywhere.

02/2014
Karine Joly is the web editor behind www.collegewebeditor.com, a blog about higher ed web marketing, public relations, and technologies.

Not long ago, I asked presenters at the Higher Ed Analytics Conference what the next “big thing” would be. Their answer? Universal Analytics, or UA.

02/2014

As students rely more on tablets and smartphones to stay connected, universities are under pressure to make student services easily accessible from mobile devices. “In my experience, students arrive on campus expecting the university to be mobile-ready,” says Karl Horvath, CIO at Gwynedd Mercy University, a 2,600-student school in Montgomery County, Pa.

01/2014
A website created by Caitlin Pringle Murphy, a University of Mary Washington history major.

A personal web domain, paid for by the university until graduation, is now part of the package for first-year students at one Virginia liberal arts school.

01/2014

An increasing number of students with special needs now attend four-year universities, with admissions officers reporting a fivefold increase in their applications over the past 30 years. But with this opportunity also comes additional challenges in ensuring that their needs are met. At Sage Colleges, an online degree platform is filling that gap.

11/2013

I grew up in a small Italian neighborhood on the east side of Buffalo, NY. So, when the word “MOOC” raged into the education lexicon, I had to laugh. My young friends and I used to call some of our undesirable neighborhood cohorts “MOOKs”- pronounced the same but spelled with a K instead of a C. Of course, the MOOC of today is an entirely different animal.

10/2013

While it has never been easy to manage digital projects in higher education, it has become increasingly complicated. Only five years ago, a website redesign and a web content system implementation were the two most challenging—and often dreaded—types of digital projects web professionals knew they would have to tackle in their career.

10/2013

I asked digital project managers to share the organizational tools they most use. Microsoft Project was mentioned, as well as some in-house solutions, but two web-based services topped the list:

09/2013
(Getty Images.com/Patrick George) Today’s hackers are now being deployed around the clock to steal intellectual property, sensitive research, and personal information.

The lone-wolf hacker creating nuisance viruses in a basement has been replaced by sophisticated foreign governments and organized crime rings as the top cybersecurity threat to colleges and universities.

09/2013

The intensification of cyberattacks against universities and colleges means institutions need more than just clever passwords and the latest antivirus software to protect themselves from today’s more powerful hackers.

08/2013

When your students graduate, they're entering a whole new world of job descriptions, resumes, cover letters, networking contacts, interviews, industry jargon, and career fairs. The whole process can be overwhelming.

What's more: Few university career service centers prep their students for the most important aspect of today's job search—all things digital.

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