With 2017 now fully underway, Higher Ed IT departments are busy adapting to new trends and implementing emerging technologies. It can be difficult to keep up with every new advancement in Higher Ed technology, especially as a CIO. That’s where we come in as your Higher Ed IT hub! Here are our picks for the must-read Higher Ed IT articles from last month.
How to be a Successful Higher Ed CISO
With cybersecurity ranking #1 on Educause’s top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues list two years in a row, it’s easy to see how important security has become for colleges and universities. At this year’s RSA conference, three prominent university CISOs took to the stage to discuss what it takes to be a successful CISO in Higher Ed. Learn more about what they had to say with Educause’s full article.
Blended Reality in Higher Ed
Although the impact of virtual or augmented reality in Higher Ed remains to be seen, blended reality may potentially offer a greater benefit to the classroom. Through the use of specially build scanners, blended reality will allow students to transfer physical objects into a digital learning environment and, in some cases, vice versa. Learn more about the potential uses of blended reality in Higher Ed with eCampus News’ full article.
Humanizing Online Learning
One of the most popular critiques of online learning is that it lacks the “human element” that makes in-person learning so impactful. Through a combination of technology and pedagogical training, California State University at Channel Islands is working to bridge the gap between in-person and online learning to create a better experience for both professor and student. Learn more about their project with EdSurge’s full article.
The Many Uses of Blockchain
When blockchain exploded into the mainstream with the popularity of bitcoin, many wondered how that technology could be used for other purposes. Now, blockchain technology has emerged as one of the most potentially transformative innovations in Higher Ed. Learn more about the benefits of blockchain in Higher Ed with Educause’s full article.
Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom
While it may sound far-fetched for some colleges or universities, the time when Higher Ed institutions start utilizing artificial intelligence in the classroom to enhance the learning experience may come sooner than you think. From helping professors with menial tasks to tutoring students, A.I. potentially has a lot to offer higher education. Learn more about the many uses of A.I. in the classroom with Edvocate’s full article.
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