Articles: Technology

01/2015
Before switching to a new LMS, campus administrators should determine a learning strategy and the functions needed to support it.

Stable, reliable and adaptable. Those are the key descriptors for a successful learning management system.

01/2015
Robert E. Johnson is president of Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Much has been written in recent years about the threats robots pose to jobs in America.

Conventional wisdom states that machines will eventually overtake the jobs humans do today and then continue on to the future, infiltrating new jobs almost as quickly as they are created. Not only will they gain more ground in automated industries, but they will also acquire intelligence.

01/2015

As technology advances and students remain on the cutting edge, colleges and universities have no choice but to keep up. That means ensuring that students can access the information they need, whenever they need it, from whatever device they choose.

12/2014
Donald Farish, president of Roger Williams University, predicts nonprofit private colleges will continue to increase both tuition and discount rates in 2015. Farish will deliver a keynote at the UBThrive conference in June.

Donald Farish

President, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island

Topic: Tuition and financial aid

12/2014
Carol Long is interim president at the State University of New York, Geneseo.

We are facing unaccustomed financial, demographic and competitive pressures, and if we do not address them now, many of us won’t be around in another 40 years.

12/2014

Many institutions expect to make significant investments in academic technology, Wi-Fi connections and network security in 2015.

Of the higher ed leaders who responded to a UB survey, nearly half expect overall tech spending to increase at their schools, while another 40 percent said it will stay the same. Perhaps surprisingly, a full 11 percent expect tech spending to decrease.

12/2014
Wi-FI, academic technology and data security will see big investments in 2015. (Click to enlarge graphic)

What cutting-edge devices are going to demand campus bandwidth in the near future? The 21st century versions of two old stand-bys: the refrigerator and the wrist watch.

12/2014

#ivorytower—The CNN Films broadcast of "Ivory Tower" on Nov. 20 started a social media frenzy, inspiring more than 12,000 tweets as of mid-December.

12/2014
UB Top Products

University Business is proud to announce this year’s Readers’ Choice Top Products. College and university leaders from across the country have nominated the products they are using to operate their institutions more efficiently and enhance students’ experiences.

12/2014
Laurie Leshin is the first female president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

Three exciting keynote speakers have been locked in for UBTech 2015, University Business’s annual technology and leadership conference, being held June 15 to 17 in Orlando.

12/2014
 to progress toward degrees outside the typical semester track—will grow in 2015

What college students are learning—and how—has become a mainstream talking point across the political spectrum.

12/2014
Karine Joly

If the 10 years I’ve spent observing and analyzing the industry since I started my blog are any indication, there’s one prediction I can make with complete confidence: The new year will have its share of surprises and challenges. Keep these five trends in mind.

12/2014
Gerry McCartney, CIO of the Purude University system and vice president for information technology, will deliver a keynote at the UBTech conference in June.

Gerry McCartney embraces technology as much as he rejects it.

12/2014

Albert Einstein once said, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” If he had spoken these words today, one might think he was speaking about deploying digital signage on the campus of Princeton University.

11/2014
From the professor’s podium, all the technology throughout the room can easily be switched back and forth for use.

Students at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine work in six-person groups around computer monitors to diagnose a medical case.

The instructor roams the classroom, using an iPad application to share content on a large monitor and control all the technology in the room—including lighting, audio, video and screen positions.

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