eCampus of the Month: Redesigning learning spaces for digital-age students

UNC's Learning Spaces 2020 initiative could make computer labs and classrooms more appealing to students.

Our “eCampus of the Month” for July-August is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is redesigning its learning spaces to encourage 21st-century teaching and learning. Here, Larry Conrad, vice chancellor for information technology and chief technology officer, describes UNC Chapel Hill’s ed-tech vision and its keys to success.

How does your campus use technology to advance student learning?

Like their peers throughout higher education, faculty members at UNC Chapel Hill are experimenting with a wide range of technology-enabled solutions for improving student learning.…Read More

UNC expects to save $100K through eBilling

UNC could save $100,000 a year by switching to eBilling.
UNC says it could save $100,000 a year by switching to eBilling.

Paying bills online is nothing new for 20-somethings, but the University of North Carolina’s elimination of traditional snail mail in sending out tuition bills means students will have to grant bill-pay account access to their financial handlers: mom and dad.

The 28,000-student Chapel Hill, N.C., campus announced recently that it would do away with paper bills sent through the mail and switch exclusively to eBills sent to students’ university-issued eMail accounts beginning in July. The switch could save the university $100,000 annually, according to the announcement.

eBilling is an option available at many colleges, but few institutions have gone to an entirely electronic billing system, higher-education experts said.…Read More