If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em: Bringing Higher Education into the Web 2.0 Age

A Systematic Approach to Help Secondary Education Providers Maximize Rich-Media Content, Mobile Technologies, and Social Networking Effectiveness

Web 2.0 is allowing higher education to expand the ways in which online information is made available to students, faculty and website visitors. College students today are more tech-savvy than ever and demand information access anywhere, any time.

And, while your teaching staff may not revise an exam based on students' demands, the way in which students expect information to be delivered digitally and online is just one challenge universities will have to give in on. And why not?

Academic Institutions and Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

An interview with Brian Lapidus, senior vice president, Kroll Fraud Solutions

From past applicants and alumni, to current students and faculty, academic institutions store an ever-growing database of personal information, making them a prime target for identity thieves. This wealth of data also signifies the growing constituency to Identity theft and data security breaches pose serious threats to which they are accountable.

Building Security FAQs

What you need to know about video surveillance.


What does it take to lead a college or university into the future? The three presidents profiled on these pages prove it takes all kinds--in this case, a chemist, a mathematician, and a former NASA chief scientist--as well as a healthy dose of curiosity and a decidedly scientific approach to their jobs.


Corporate lessons

From customizing programs to calling employees, schools are finding new ways to attract corporate clients and their dollars.

The State of Higher Education

From accountability and sustainable growth to financial aid and business ethics, higher ed leaders weigh in on today's most pressing issues.

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Under the Radar: Branch Campuses Take Off

WHAT HAPPENED TO all the people who thought online learning would drive traditional education out of the market? Just when "click" is supposed to be replacing "brick," branch campuses are proliferating around the country, to the point where the question facing academic administrators these days may well be, "Where and when are you planning to open your next branch campus?"

Have it Your Way: How Personalization and Collaboration are Driving the Future of Higher Education Technology

IN THE DYNAMIC world of higher education, technology drives innovation and advancement. The role of technology in higher education will continue to evolve as institutions realize the increasing importance of integration between campuses, departments and IT systems --and collaboration-- among students, faculty and staff.

Back to the Future

THE MORE THINGS appear to change, the more things in fact remain the same. Higher education is no exception. Views once expressed about non-conventional (a.k.a. non-traditional) higher education are still very much appropriate.

Technology Will Sharpen Higher Education Response to U.S. Regulation and Demands for Accountability

ACROSS MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS, significant change has come to U.S. higher education because of diverse but insistent governmental calls for "accountability" - across teaching and learning, academic program offerings, financial aid services, and affordability. With or without ongoing interventions by government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education under Margaret Spellings, the underpinnings of the current accountability movement are increasingly being accepted as the basis for an evolutionary transformation of the higher education system.