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The University of South Florida is one of the largest public universities in the nation, supporting more than 47,000 students across three separately accredited institutions. Its heritage of innovation means making the right technology available for students, professors and administrators, no matter where they are or when they need it. “Originally we provided thousands of desktops in computer labs across the university to give students access to the computing resources they needed for their classes,” says Craig Woolley, assistant vice president of IT support services for the university.

Addressing the technology needs of today’s students is becoming increasingly challenging, as students expect to have mobile access to any and all learning resources, anytime and anywhere, from any device. These challenges require new IT strategies for institutions; IT managers across campus need to work together with other administrators to address common problems, save money, build relationships and create value for the university.

When UW-La Crosse saw the analog writing on the wall, it embarked on a multiyear project to transform tens of thousands of hours of video footage into searchable digital files. It turns out that removing the VCR cart from the classroom is complicated. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on October 21, 2014, Jim Jorstad, the university’s director of academic technologies, simplified the process.

In the last few years, video in education has gone from a luxury addition to a must-have item.

Kris Alban

Financial literacy will likely become a mandatory initiative for colleges in the near future. 

In this country, 25 states have enacted some form of legislation tying financial aid eligibility to student outcomes.

The way non-traditional adult learners research, consider and select a higher ed institution is very different than that of the traditional student.

At the Lone Star College System, we believe that if we can have the budget stability and predictability that results from being more efficient, we can redirect saved funds to our core mission of educating students.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina has undertaken an ambitious technology strategy across the institution to simplify the student experience, increase access to technology for students regardless of socioeconomic status and enable access to multiple tools that students will use later in the workforce. 

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