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9/27/2018

With complexity in higher ed only increasing—due to trends including online learning and the demographic shift to nontraditional students—implementing more student-centered services has become crucial to meeting the needs of today’s learners. By creating “one stop” student services, institutions can modernize, streamline and simplify the student experience while improving efficiency and service.

9/11/2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to provide new capabilities in higher ed for teaching, learning and leadership. University Business has conducted a survey about this topic, asking readers how they are using AI today and how they plan to in the future, as well as the impact of this technology on lecture capture and academic video.

11/16/2017

An increasing number of institutions are taking advantage of mobile technology to help recruit, engage and enroll prospective and admitted students. Mobile apps are being used for self-guided campus tours, open houses, recruitment events, college nights and more, providing a highly effective way for admissions and enrollment departments to meet the needs of these students.

George Bruton, CEO/Founder, SkoolLive

How did you come up with the idea for SkoolLive? 

While some students in rural communities may have difficulty obtaining access to educational options close to home, students in northern Michigan will have a new opportunity to study CNC programming. This fall North Central Michigan College will implement the “CNC” Digital Fab Lab, a sophisticated mobile educational outreach trailer that gives students hands-on training to attain highly specialized manufacturing jobs.

Five years ago, there were no universities offering an undergraduate major in robotics. Today, “robotics is a high-growth area,” says Mike Gennert, the director of the Robotics Engineering Program at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a 5,700-student university in Massachusetts.

“Nationally, we are seeing a growing number of undergraduate majors, and the number of grad programs has doubled or tripled in the last few years,” he says.

The field of robotics is expanding as the technology becomes more commercially viable.

For years, educators have recognized that children playing with LEGOs exhibit a natural talent in problem-solving and creativity. Because engineering students often have extensive experience with LEGOs, big-name universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Arizona State, University of Nevada-Reno, and Texas A&M are eager to work LEGO into their undergraduate curriculum to engage and retain students.