Ellucian World Tour Dublin welcomes attendees from across Europe and presents a key opportunity to share ideas and learn what the higher education community is doing to help institutions—and their students—succeed.
The question used to be, “Do I need to provide phones in the residence halls?” Today, the question is, “How much longer do I need to provide cable TV?” With Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube, students can watch content on-demand from a web-based content provider—so cable TV may quickly become obsolete. Netflix, Xbox, and Pandora are now mission-critical applications for retention initiatives.
In the halls, on the quad, at the conferences—everyone in higher education is talking about “campus modernisation.”
While modernisation is certainly about more than technology, it still requires a technology foundation that looks quite different than it did a decade ago. And for many colleges and universities, the cloud is a key part of that foundation.
From a business standpoint, there are three important outcomes that differentiate cloud-based technology from on-premise.
More than 800 colleges and universities have made SAT/ACT scores optional for applicants. As admissions offices refine their processes accordingly, flexible technology and new data models are essential to success.
The path to a culture of high-performance at your institution is rooted in three basic elements: people, process, and strategy.
You don’t need a crystal ball to tell you that mobile tools and applications will play a huge role in the future of higher education. Students and professors virtually live on handheld devices. You can’t walk across campus without bumping into a student texting on a smartphone or doing coursework on a tablet.
In recent years, Internet-ready mobile devices have evolved from a fringe curiosity to a staple of everyday life. And it should come as no surprise that college students are among the most voracious users.