As distance learning programs are developed and then refined, there are many options for national, regional, and statewide distance education consortia that the institutions can, and often do, join.
Members of distance education consortia can turn to their fellow members in times of need. But that’s just one benefit of membership. Another is the opportunity to easily consult like-minded individuals, which can spark new ideas in distance learning education programs.
Meeting expectations is passé. Today, it's all about exceeding expectations. Most colleges and universities understand that IT is integral to their function; however, few administrators truly understand the value of IT.
As a consultant to schools on programming for students with autism, I’m used to proposing ideas and hearing, “Sounds great, but sorry, we can’t do that.” Good intentions sometimes can’t overcome limitations in resources.
The readers have spoken and for the first time ever, University Business magazine is honoring higher education products and services, in this first annual Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2012.
With today’s increased focus on college costs, the call for disclosure of information about affordability and outcomes has also been on the rise.
A college reunion this spring at the State University of New York at Oswego presented the web-development team an opportunity to build an iPhone app using an open-source software called Kurogo, developed by Modo Labs.
The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced a research effort examining the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs), in which it will evaluate select Coursera courses for college credit.
At 3,000 full-time day undergraduates, Baldwin Wallace University (Ohio) is what Greg Flanik, its chief information officer, considers “a midsized small school.” Yet one day he walked into the university’s data center and saw an astounding 75 servers humming along.
Most medical teaching programs require months of firsthand training in a health care setting. Scheduling rotations, tracking earned credits, monitoring patient procedures, and benchmarking assessments is typically done manually via paper-based systems.
For almost three years, Globe University (Minn.) has used video conferencing to connect classrooms, provide training to our admissions professionals, and even facilitate business meetings.