06 novembre 2015

Saying Yes to Competency-Based Education: The Big Picture (Part 2)

The EvoLLLutionBy Rhonda Tracy - EvoLLLution. After developing the value propositions that would support the business plan, the investigation of innovative business models for distance education began. Guiding questions were developed to ensure relevancy and applicability of the research to KCTCS. More...

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Cumulonimble: Finding the Flexibility to do More on Campus

The EvoLLLutionBy Ravi Ravishanker - EvoLLLution.Top 10 IT Issues, 2015: Inflection Point” is an excellent report from EDUCAUSE capturing the issues facing higher ed. While every one of us who is responsible for technology support at our institutions can (in one way or the other) relate to these issues, the specific ways and the order in which these are important to us will be extremely different. More...

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Technology Upgrades Require Staff Learning

The EvoLLLutionBy Lige Hensley - EvoLLLution. Cloud computing presents exciting opportunities for higher education institutions to transform the way they operate and to create better experiences for students, but only if the leaders and staff who make the transition can take advantage of these opportunities. More...

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Saved Resources and Higher-Value Service: The Benefits of the Cloud

The EvoLLLutionBy Bernard Golden - EvoLLLution. As with any other major change in the higher education space, especially when that change is IT-related, cloud-hosting for critical institutional services has been analyzed and re-analyzed by leaders across the postsecondary space. More...

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Considering a Public Private Partnership? Realities and Opportunities in Today’s Higher Ed Business Practices

The EvoLLLutionBy Jose Coll - EvoLLLution. The economic and political imperatives that drive the complex nature of higher education today have introduced a new paradigm of management reform with a contemporary focus on efficiency and quality. Although touted by many as a new phenomenon, Public Private Partnerships (P3) have a long history dating more than a decade in the United States. More...

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Service Partnerships Key to Creating Value for Students

The EvoLLLutionBy Lesley Nichols - EvoLLLution. Higher education leaders are under more pressure than ever before to deliver on student expectations. The marketplace is immensely competitive and, given the options available to today’s students, colleges and universities cannot afford to ignore customer demand. Given the example set by retail leaders like Amazon and Nordstom, students expect a similar service infrastructure to be provided by their chosen postsecondary institution. More...

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Misconceptions Challenge Efficiency in Higher Ed

The EvoLLLutionBy Dennis Jones - EvoLLLution. Among policy makers, there’s a mistaken sense that the attainment goals they’ve espoused can in fact be achieved based almost solely on savings in institutional operations. While improvements in institutional operations and productivity are key to this, at least in most states, there’s absolutely no way to reach those goals without increased investment. More...

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The Happy Medium: On Outsourcing, Local Control and Partnering

The EvoLLLutionBy Marc Singer - EvoLLLution. For a number of years, higher education institutions have been in a squeeze. On the one hand, it’s important to maintain the unique character and traditions of our institutions. There’s value in maintaining our sense of ourselves as skilled craftspeople in an artisanal industry, perhaps one of the last remaining. More...

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Cloud Offerings Enable Higher Ed to Refocus on Core Competencies

The EvoLLLutionBy Mike Scheuermann - EvoLLLution. Even the most tech-savvy institutions in the higher education landscape are not in the IT business; they are, of course, in the research and/or the education business. Trying to concomitantly fund and build out a central, expert IT shop can only serve to diminish effectiveness in both areas. More...

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Increased IT Staff Satisfaction an Undervalued Benefit of the Cloud

The EvoLLLutionBy Steve Burrell - EvoLLLution. Beginning in 2007 Georgia Southern University initiated an aggressive strategy to move legacy systems into the cloud and adopt a “Cloud First” approach to selecting new information systems. More...

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