Preparing Your Campus for the Future of Academic Video

Academic video will soon become an integral part of the higher ed learning experience

“Generation C” is demanding video in all aspects of their lives, including in their learning experiences. Universities ought to harness the power of academic video not only to meet these expectations, but to realize the power of lecture capture, personalized education, and flipped classrooms. In this web seminar hosted by Sonic Foundry vice president Sean Brown and originally presented on August 20, 2013, JD Solomon of University Business presented some findings from a new white paper about how academic video is at a tipping point and what its future looks like.

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The 10 hottest startup incubators

Business incubators have been around since the 1950s. Typically attached to universities, these entities offered a proving ground with back-office resources for fledgling entrepreneurs. Now a new breed of incubator, catering mainly to technology types, is springing up all over the country.

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The CFO's critical role in promoting cybersecurity

CFOs may not usually be considered part of a company's or university's security team, but that doesn't mean they can't help promote cybersecurity and help identify threats. This article, written about and for Fortune 1000 companies, has direct relevance for higher ed CFOs.

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Delivering cellular services on campus

With a 342-acre campus that has more than 11,000 students and more than 430 buildings; making mobile phones work everywhere is a tall order for Yale University.

College-age students have grown up with mobile phones, and they’re used to having them work when and where they want. With a 342-acre campus that has more than 11,000 students and more than 430 buildings; making mobile phones work everywhere is a tall order for Yale University.

At-Large: Staff development presentation essentials

Effective recommendations for getting your staff up to speed on online technologies

While digital technologies have become central to our society and our lives in higher education, the continuing development of the internet, mobile phone applications, and social media brings the need for up-to-date professional development. Indeed, standing still with digital technology means we are falling behind, and your staff needs continuing opportunities to evaluate and implement new online options.

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CIOs speak out about bandwith, malware, and file sharing

Kimberly Conley, CIO of Henderson Community College (Ky.), joins other higher ed IT leaders in discussing the tech issues of the day—and how they’re keeping their campuses running and safe.

Colleges Streamlining Their Help Desks

Campus IT support centers are ditching paper and turning to software solutions for their help desks

Students, faculty, and staff turn to campus help desks when their work has come to a standstill because technology isn’t behaving as they think it should. IT support centers at colleges and universities across the nation are ditching paper and turning to software solutions to help get frustrated users back on track more effectively and efficiently.

Harnessing IT Service Providers as Important Strategic Partners

At Schreiner University (Texas), our team has applied the transformative power of technology to achieve our identifying motto “Learning by Heart”—a personalized, integrated education that prepares our students for meaningful work and purposeful lives in a changing global society.

Aligning IT Management with University Priorities

It doesn’t seem so long ago that colleges and universities were largely run as academic entities, unworried about growth and profit, and doing much of their administrative paperwork by hand or with outdated computer programs. Fast forward to 2013, and we believe the polar opposite to be true. Universities are competing for increased revenues, student enrollment, and top academic prospects more now than ever before, and in order to maintain a competitive edge they must take advantage of the latest technology.

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Universities Seek to Fly Unmanned Aircrafts

Some higher education institutions in Michigan are seeking authorization to fly their own unmanned aircraft for testing and research amid a roiling national debate about U.S. military-targeted drone strikes abroad and privacy concerns at home.

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