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Virtual mobility solution reduces costs, improves IT services for large public university

At the University of South Florida, students are provided with anytime, anywhere access to applications they need through Citrix

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.

Creating A Mobile Campus IT Strategy

Working together and addressing challenges for creating a mobile campus

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.

Key Strategies to Migrate Analog Video to Digital on Your Campus

Practical and technical considerations when moving your campus from analog to digital

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.

Increase Student Engagement with Video: Experiences from Purdue University

Taking video from basic to cutting-edge at higher ed institutions

In the last few years, video in education has gone from a luxury addition to a must-have item. Video-use cases went from simple lecture capture to a myriad of creative possibilities—from teacher-student collaborations, to CampusTubes, to in-video quizzes and interactive tools, and more—available anywhere, on any device. Cross-campus video deployment serves to engage students and faculty, to enhance results and to extend your institution’s reach.

Requirements for financial literacy education

Help students and schools keep costs in check

Kris Alban, Vice President of iGrad

​What trends related to financial literacy are emerging?
Financial literacy will likely become a mandatory initiative for colleges in the near future. We expect the next higher ed reauthorization to require financial literacy initiatives for student loan borrowers. Many students taking out loans right now don’t understand enough about what they’re getting into. They often borrow amounts that far exceed the earning potential for their chosen field of study.

Developing A Holistic Approach to Student Loan Debt Management

Implementing a comprehensive financial literacy program on campus contributes to student success

USA Funds and Truckee Meadows Community College in Nevada have partnered to promote a holistic approach to student loan debt management. The partnership has included implementing a financial literacy curriculum and peer counselors for TMCC students, communicating to student loan borrowers to promote successful loan repayment, applying analytics to better target outreach to borrowers, and launching an institution-wide “college completion” summit.

Weathering the Super Storm… The On Demand Model for Higher Education

Foundationally, a generational shift has occurred; today’s students have expectations that have been shaped by their life experiences.

In this country, 25 states have enacted some form of legislation tying financial aid eligibility to student outcomes. At the same time, students are demanding more options and greater flexibility for achieving their goals, with one in nine likely to transfer to another school after one year. Welcome to higher education in the 21st century, in which funding, student outcomes, competition, and academic delivery are converging into a super storm that threatens the survival of many institutions.

Marketing efforts need to evolve to address the needs of the new ‘traditional’ student

Adult learners are becoming a more important segment of the recruitment pool Bob King, Managing Director, Collegis Education

What does the typical student of today look like compared to the student of five or 10 years ago? Who is the new “traditional” college student?
The non-traditional adult learner is now more prevalent than the traditional college student who comes straight from high school. This is where the market is growing, and the colleges and universities that are successful in achieving their enrollment goals are targeting efforts toward these new “traditional” adult students instead of ignoring this demographic and continuing to focus all efforts on attracting

Energy efficiency must be a focus in order for institutions to be successful

Savvy business decisions play a role in making campus sustainability a reality Stephen C. Head, CEO, Lone Star College System

What is the value to institutions in making energy efficiency a priority?

The Benefits of Google for Education in Higher Ed

Google for Education tools can foster collaboration and benefit learning on campus

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. Key to these initiatives has been implementing Google Apps for Education as part of an overall cloud strategy.

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