4.  Cybersecurity

Educators and administrators strive to keep students safe, and one of the biggest challenges in the 21st century is protecting personal information from cyberattacks and data breaches. There have been over 500 security breaches in colleges and universities in the past 10 years, and without an aggressive, proactive campaign to protect student data, these figures can be expected to rise.

In an article for Ellucian, Ryan Lufkin, an IT specialist, provides an important infographic to help schools prevent data breaches. But what, exactly, are educators saying about these serious challenges?

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5.  Technology’s role in higher ed

Has technology and innovation in education actually improved the way we learn? While many experts cite data in support of this view, others are less convinced. Paul Franz, a researcher at Stanford University, took to Twitter to express a very critical account of technology’s impact in higher ed.

Read Franz’s full posts in The Atlantic.

Michael Sharnoff is Associate Online Editor at eCampus News. Follow him on Twitter @Michael_eSM.

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