Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

This week is all about IT, from the technology needed to support a credentialing system, to a new online learning portal at the University of Colorado, to a total network overhaul. Together, these stories highlight how important it is for IT teams to be able to work together to support university initiatives.

Read on for more:

Why Teachers College blew up its wireless network
What would you do if you could blow up your school’s entire wireless network and start all over again? That’s exactly what Teachers College, Columbia University has done, as the storied institution seeks to position itself for the 21st century, complete with cutting-edge online instruction and highly automated classrooms.

5 must-have’s for viable credentials
A much-needed accessible and easily understood system for viable credentials could have a major impact on learners, employers and education providers.

University of Colorado launches online learning portal
The University of Colorado this week officially launched “Connect,” an online platform that links prospective students to all online course and degree offerings across CU’s four campuses. The website, formerly known as University of Colorado On Demand, is a hub for fully online degrees, online certificate programs and online classes. The website had a soft launch last fall.

Laura Ascione