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A cloud LMS built specifically for coding classes

No-installation, language-agnostic, enterprise-grade platform delivers greater efficiency and efficacy for coding courses at top universities

Coding has become a part of how basic literacy will be defined for the next generation. We predict that the number of opportunities available in coding-related jobs is only going to grow as more and more of society moves to digital platforms. Coding instruction has already extended beyond Computer Science into Statistics, Computational Biology and Business Administration.

The Secret to Campus-Wide Lecture Capture – How University of Leeds Did It

Best practices from the largest automated lecture capture implementation in the world

No one in the world does automated lecture capture bigger or better than the University of Leeds. Launched in the fall of 2014, the university successfully deployed more than 250 rooms at once. In the first four months alone, they created 16,500 videos that were viewed 185,000 times – and those numbers have been multiplying ever since. The initiative has catapulted Leeds – chartered in 1904 – into a modern, digital campus, and has had immediate positive impact on teaching and learning. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on June 23, 2015, Neil Morris, the Director of Digital Learning at Leeds, described the project, from planning to practice, and how the institution launched the world’s largest automated lecture capture initiative with Mediasite as the foundation.

Using 3D Printing To Connect Institutions with Industry

Creating technology partnerships that benefit students, faculty and local businesses

At Niagara College in Ontario, Canada, a new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre is providing unique opportunities for students, faculty and local businesses to collaborate in innovative ways. 3D printing plays an important role in a variety of projects at the Centre, providing students with valuable real-world experience, faculty with professional development and research opportunities, and local advanced manufacturing businesses with solutions to a variety of challenges. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on June 11, 2015, a leader from Niagara discussed how the Centre is using 3D printing to enable students and faculty to create and design prototypes that improve manufacturing processes for local businesses, and how 3D printing can be used at any institution to benefit students, faculty and local industry.

Been There. Done That.

Important lessons learned in the quest for energy efficient education

Your morning probably started like many of your peers. The voice in your head asks, “What’s possible for today? What can I tackle on my to-do list to improve learning environments? Where will I find the budget?”

Carnegie Mellon University designs first engineering MOOC

The importance of implementing technologically enhanced learning came to the forefront at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering in late 2014, and it seemed to be the right time for the college’s first MOOC.

Buildings Almost as Smart as the Students Inside

Oklahoma State University understands energy efficiency. Since 2010, upgrades to lighting, roofs, windows and HVAC technologies have improved learning environments and saved millions. Updates to the chilled water plant will help meet the cooling needs of the ever-growing campus, and their latest research facility even saves money with integrated energy and air flow management technologies.

The changing landscape of student refunds

New regulations and student demands will alter how institutions disburse funds

DeeAnn Wenger, President, Nelnet Business Solutions

How has disbursing refunds to students changed in the past few years?
Colleges and universities either handle refunds in-house or use a third party to facilitate the process. The majority handle it in-house, and since processing is heavily dependent on paper checks, the task is cumbersome. As institution leaders look to outsource that responsibility, they also are looking to include more efficient methods to disburse the funds.

The Future of Enrollment Management

Using data effectively is crucial to drive strategic enrollment decision making

Institutions collect a wealth of data regarding admissions, financial aid and student success factors. All of these data provide a holistic view of prospective and current students, but it is crucial that this actionable intelligence be used to create and deploy personal and productive messages.

Leveraging Technology at the Crossroads of Customer Service and Compliance

Several considerations are crucial for maintaining a high level of service while meeting regulatory requirements

Maintaining customer service and compliance goals often creates conflicts at higher education institutions, because of the resources needed to attain success. While laws, regulations and policies may create unintended barriers to service delivery, compliance requirements cannot be ignored in the face of potential penalties. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on April 2, 2015, the assistant vice president and bursar at Temple University discussed strategies to ensure that institutions can foster a quality service environment while also maintaining a compliant operation.

New Solutions For Student Scheduling

New web-based scheduling technology can improve operational efficiency and student service

Many institutions are challenged to raise graduation rates and increase service to their students, but what is often overlooked is the important role of improving outdated and inefficient registration processes in meeting these goals.

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