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Karine Joly is the web editor behind collegewebeditor.com, a blog about higher ed web marketing, public relations and technologies. She is also the founder of higheredexperts.com.

Creativity drives the popular social media tool that personalizes content for specific users.

Providers discuss what they see as the biggest challenges colleges face when managing network bandwidth in residence halls, and if administrators are generally doing all they can to manage bandwidth issues. 

CONNECTED AT “HOME”—IT officials at Rivier University recently purchased access points to cover each of the 400 rooms in its residences, giving students hotel room-like coverage from the dorm (shown in background). Across campus, including at the library, the university throttles streaming to preserve bandwidth.

Many higher ed institutions are adding more Wi-Fi access points, setting usage limits or resorting to throttling—slowing down connectivity to control video streaming, a major source of bandwidth consumption.

Marc C. Whitt is director of philanthropy communications at the University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy and teaches event planning in UK’s Department of Integrated Strategic Communication.

For donors to higher ed institutions, events can stir passion, belief and confirmation in the cause for which they invest time, creativity, advocacy and personal resources. Here is how to maximize the relational and marketing benefits of alumni and philanthropic events.

Here are the top six biggest bandwidth hogs and the devices of least concern, according to campus IT officers.

Jeff D. Borden is an adjunct faculty member and a system architect for special projects at Saint Leo University in Florida.

Jeff D. Borden from Saint Leo University in Florida discusses teamwork. He believes strongly in teaching college students how to work in teams, thereby empowering tomorrow’s employees and managers today.

Margee M. Ensign is president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The Army has wisely used its Peacekeeping Institute to train personnel from an extensive practical knowledge base of best practices, and has saved lives and treasure in the process. It is not the time to shut it down.

Many institutional real estate directors turn to spreadsheets, government databases, and asset management or space management modules within an ERP or building management system to bring real estate strategy to the next level.

The spreadsheets and other basic tools many universities use to inform real estate decisions often work well for the modest investment required. Yet solutions specifically designed to aid in real estate decisions offer some advantages.

Mark Lombardi is president of Maryville University in St. Louis.

Higher ed must invite industry into the classroom to design innovative career programs.

WORKING TOWARD THE CHAIN—Any graduate of Central New Mexico Community College can currently receive a free online-accessible diploma. By summer 2019, the college anticipates being able to offer transcripts on the blockchain.

Blockchain can help institutions provide academic credentials more quickly and securely. Steps to adoption involve understanding how to make the switch, how the technology will improve service, and how it could disrupt the register’s office status quo.

Providers discuss how much interest they are seeing from higher ed about incorporating blockchain for transcripts and credentials, and what administrators can do to prepare for the technology.

Another another transcript trend is behavior notations. Here is where it is happening and what to consider.

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