Technology decision-makers and purchasers give advice on how to ensure fiscal responsibility when making tech investments for colleges and universities.
By Meris Stansbury
It’s a blessing and a curse: As more needs and services are required by colleges and universities, more technology solutions are entering the market. But with so many options available for practically every type of implementation, how can purchasers make the best decision possible?
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could mark the turning point in how education is delivered, while others see MOOCs as a distraction, a phase, and a means for diluting a college degree. Whatever your feelings on these massive classes, the developments in how they’re created, delivered, and received have come at a furious pace over the past few months, and we’ve compiled our most pertinent MOOC coverage right here, all in once place.
It doesn’t take a university’s resident budgetary whiz to know that long-term technology cost savings trumps in-the-moment savings, especially when those long-haul savings bring a cutting-edge technology and proven reliability…
Apple Native Security For Higher Education Institutions
November 10, 2016
Information security is a never-ending battle against constantly evolving threats. Attackers are increasingly sophisticated and their attack vectors are always changing. The threat landscape is expanding, with new devices joining your environment networks frequently. One solution to this security challenge is to embrace the Apple platform and take advantage of the native Apple security frameworks. For higher education institutions, this allows for good device security without compromising the user experience.
Protecting Higher Education From Costly Data Breaches
November 10, 2016
When big name retail, healthcare or financial brands suffer a breach, it’s all over the covers of newspapers and the lead story on the evening news. How do news organizations know that security breaches are page-turners and must-see TV? Because everyone can relate to the fear of their Social Security number, bank accounts, or other personal information being compromised or stolen. And, higher education institutions are certainly not the exception to the rule.
Since its origin, Apple has been instrumental in helping higher education institutions provide the right resources to faculty and students. As the must-have tool for researchers and on-the-go professors, Mac and its wealth of available apps help ensure success in studies ranging from medical to music to business. To get the most out of the Mac platform, an Apple-focused management solution is needed.
Optimized Education Resources for 3D Printing – A Guide for Educators
September 26, 2016
3D printing can inspire students to imagine, build, test their ideas, and engage in meaningful learning. With the help of many of our customers’ schools and our Education Advisory Board, Stratasys put together this printer-agnostic guide to teaching and learning resources to help you kick-start meaningful projects and lessons in your learning community.