September is a busy month for everyone working in Higher Ed, especially CIOs and IT directors. From continued cybersecurity threats to digital literacy, there’s a lot to think about during the beginning of the fall semester. Keep up to date with the most pressing trends and discussion topics in Higher Ed technology with our picks for the must-read articles from last month.
Artificial intelligence in Higher Ed may sound like science fiction to some, but for others, it’s an effective tool for increasing productivity and helping students succeed. Chatbots, in particular, could offer significant advantages for students by helping them find ways for them to improve and tailoring their learning experiences to fit their specific needs. Learn more about the future of chatbot technology with the eLearning Industry’s full article.
The benefits of blockchain technology reach much farther than bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While its impact may not be currently felt in Higher Ed in general, the potential that blockchain technology represents in terms of credentialing and CBE are substantial. Learn more about how blockchain can change Higher Ed with eCampus News’ full article.
Cybersecurity is ever present in the minds of Higher Ed CIOs and other IT professionals as threats increase and budgets shrink. The popularity of cloud computing at colleges and universities could help alleviate some of the burden placed on your institution’s IT talent. Learn more about how cloud computing and cybersecurity converge with TechDecisions’ full article.
As an IT leader in Higher Ed, your focus may often be divided between the needs of your current students and the uncertain future of Higher Ed technology to come. Thankfully, while technology will undoubtedly be a part of the future of education, it can also be an effective tool at dealing with the uncertainty inherent in an evolving field. Learn more about how to mitigate the pressure that the future places on Higher Ed IT leaders with EdTech Magazine’s full article.
Understanding what prospective students want is key to improving enrollment at your institution. This is where predictive analytics come in. The University of Oklahoma found great success by analyzing data collected from their current and former students. Learn more about how they increased their enrollment with eCampus News’ full article.
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