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The Amazonification of Service (With Respect to Academics)
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Jack Suess,VP of IT & CIO, UMBC

One of the talks that I give on campus is one that I call “The Amazonification of Service.” I point out how our students and young faculty and staff expect to interact with service providers and lay out five themes we need to take into...

The Evolving Role of IT in the Education Landscape
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Robert Evangelista , Associate CIO, IT Services, University Information Technology , University of Rochester

1. What are some of the major challenges and trends that has been impacting the education space lately? Major challenges from an IT perspective are around supporting the Faculty and Student experience.Our users want ubiquitous access to their...

Emerging Trends in Smart Classroom Technology
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Inder Singh, CIO, Springfield Technical Community College

What are some of the significant challenges and trends that have been impacting the education space? Being in the education industry for 30 years, I have observed that one of the significant challenges that is prevailing in the education...

Navigating the Emerging World of Student Information Systems
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Bill Balint, CIO, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Perhaps the best news about student information systems (SIS) is that there are more robust, practical options for colleges and universities than at any time in history. Perhaps the worst news is that finding the ideal combination of SIS tools is...

How Cloud Computing is Changing Learning Experience
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Cloud computing is becoming an adaptive technology for many of the industries with its dynamic scalability and usage of virtualized resources as a service through the internet. It is also having a significant impact on the educational sector...

Innovative Features Help To Gain Popularity for Blackboard Learn
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Learning Management Systems (LMS) are a colossal success as it leverages technology tools to provide adaptive e-learning experiences. These systems adjust to a learner’s behavior to fill the skill gaps and foster growth of an individual....

Five Reasons Why LMS Is a Requisite for Business Success
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Initially, large enterprises were once the best Learning Management System (LMS) because of the considerable amount of money, time and effort were spent in training recruits, also keeping the employees up-to-date with advances in technology and...

iFOLIO's Secret Sauce to Capturing the Education Market
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Jean Marie Richardson, President & CEO

Today’s technologies are transforming the education sector to a new level with many advanced solutions by various providers. One of the needs in this industry that is still being addressed is student portfolio management. Although several...

Marrying Technology and Education Science to Evolve Security Awareness and Training
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Joe Ferrara, President and CEO, Wombat Security

At Wombat Security, cyber awareness and training initiatives are central to our mission of changing employee behaviors and reducing risk to organizations. Education is one of the foundational elements of our unique methodology, and our approach is...

Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017
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Scott Fenton, Former CIO, Wind River & Executive Consultant-IT, Scott Fenton Consulting, LLC

This is a new year, so I have a new list of the top technologies trends for 2017. This is a collection of technologies and ideas I feel will see significant growth this year. It’s not scientific, but one derived from readings and...

Creating Amazing Learning Solutions that are Changing the Education Market
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Aref Matin, CTO, Ascend Learning

Challenges in you’re the industry: As decision makers in this industry, we understand the challenges in our own industry and usually have an architectural and tactical roadmap that we follow closely. This industry has many hard­ware,...

Higher Ed Administrators and Tech Teams Must Collaborate To Navigate a Complex Ed-Tech Environment
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Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse

There is no bigger transition in business than moving from large for-profits to a non-profit, mission-based technology environment. At non-profits, success is measured by extending your mission of service provision to as many of their stakeholders...

Connected Technology Future of Home Appliance Industry
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Brian Paul, Director & CIO - E-Commerce & Digital Marketing, Sales, Consumer & Appliance Care, Whirlpool Corporation

Challenges in Technology Sphere The connected appliance is by far the biggest technology challenge in the home appliance industry. Our industry is evolving very rapidly from a manufacturing focus to a consumer life style focus. Consumers want...

"Still Fear Moving to the Cloud?"
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Emiliano Diez, VP, Cloud Services, Campus Management Corp

In my conversations with IT executives in higher education and other industries who have not yet moved completely to the cloud, the question is no longer ‘if ’ but ‘when’. Yet a few expressed reservations when it comes to...

Changing the Face of e-Learning Landscape
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Andrew Moore, CIO, Boulder Valley School District

How do you manage student data and assessment platform in your school district? My experience in the private sector before joining Boulder Valley school district has been instrumental in inclining my thought process and viewpoints towards...

Taming the Wild IT Ecosystem
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Vince Kellen, PhD, CIO, University of California San Diego

Complexity bedevils us. And in the world of information technology, we have loads of it. Digitization, especially in universities, has grown far faster, perhaps even outstripping a huffing and puffing Moore’s Law, which for years has...

Cloud Strategy in Higher Education
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Chris Harrison, CTO, Nova Southeastern University

Traditionally IT (Information Technology) organizations within the Education industry, and in particular in Higher Education, have been focused on hosting all educational platforms on-premises. This has been a traditional trend consistent with...

Cloud and SaaS-the New-age Mantra for Education
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Chris Nash, CIO, Adtalem Global Education

1. How would you describe the role of a CIO today? In some respects, the CIO role is like an Olympic decathlete. Just like in the decathlon, today’s CIO is expected to excel at 10 wide-ranging disciplines: 1. Creating a culture of...

Cheerleader and Defender: Expanding Roles of the CIO
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Dan Ewart, VP for Infrastructure and CIO, University of Idaho

As the chief information officer of a rural, land grant research institution, I face many of the same challenges and opportunities as my peers at like institutions. The roles of a higher education CIO have changed over the years but I think that...

IT Must be at the Decision-Making Table in Higher Education
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Dr. Mira Lalovic-Hand, CIO & SVP, Rowan University

Education, the long-lived institution with the straightforward mission of transferring knowledge from current and past generations to new generations, has not changed fundamentally over hundreds of years. There still exist classrooms, teachers,...