10 tech do’s and don’ts for every campus

Research, case studies and data show that there are definite musts and must-not’s on the 21st Century college campus

campus-technologyThere’s a wealth of information on what to do, but also what not to do, concerning education technology on college campuses across the country. And though every campus is different, there are some blanket do’s and don’ts when it comes to technology use and integration—for students, professors, and campus administration.

Taking what the editors have read in current research, the interviews we’ve conducted over the last year with campus staff, the trends on social media, and feedback from readers, we’ve compiled a list of 10 do’s and don’ts that every campus should take into consideration when using and implementing various technologies.

From knowing how to best implement blended learning to fully understanding the process of digitizing resources, and from creating the most effective social media campaigns to knowing the limits of mobile devices, we hope this concise list of universal best practices can help keep your technology goals on track with your campus mission.…Read More

10 most wired college campuses

Only one public university makes list of most wired college campuses

wired-campusOn average, college campuses have just one computer for every seven students, according to U.S. News and World Report. Other sources put that number at more than 10 students per computer.

Either way, many universities still struggle to attain a more equal ratio for students and computers.

An argument can be made, of course, that with so many students bringing their own computers and mobile devices to campus, there is no longer a need for a 1:1 ratio on college campuses. But the bandwidth those devices require can result in a whole slew of other technological challenges.…Read More