Center for Digital Education & Converge: research in education technology for K-12 and higher education

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December 18, 2014
Today, every aspect of a college’s delivery and support system must increase efficiency while improving the institution’s ability to meet key objectives.
December 18, 2014
In a consumer technology centric world, the choices for end-user devices in education are seemingly endless. Finding the right device can feel like looking for a golf ball in the tall grass.
December 11, 2014
For many IT organizations, storage has been an area preventing them from realizing the success they have sought in a variety of application lifecycle and virtualization implementations.
December 10, 2014
Windows Server 2003 support will end in less than 250 days….are you ready? Many organizations are just beginning to deal with the reality that MS 2003 will be obsolete beginning next summer. How do you prepare your organization for this move?
December 4, 2014
The interaction between teachers, students, and content is at the heart of any successful school improvement effort.
November 20, 2014
Finding the Right Mobile Device can be a daunting and overwhelming process. What questions should you ask to help find the right device?
September 25, 2014
Meeting the security and technology requirements of Common Core is a top priority for school districts across the country. Online Common Core student assessments can make testing easier to deliver and more accurate than past testing methods but we must first understand the challenges to moving to online testing in schools.
September 18, 2014
Classroom Management in the 21st Century has progressed far beyond controlling and confining students to managing and maximizing our learning environments. The use of technology has become an integral part of personalized learning. Everything from infrastructure and security to digital textbooks and managing devices, involves IT leadership. How do all these initiatives connect?
August 21, 2014
With the goal of reducing costs and increasing efficiency, most higher education IT organizations have implemented a cloud strategy with assets both on-site and in third-party data centers. This has been done strategically in some cases and in an ad-hoc manner in others. The latter strategy has posed many challenges for IT organizations, as one might expect.
June 19, 2014
The complexity of IT in education has grown exponentially over the last few years: back office business support, instructional learning systems, large scale wired and wireless upgrades, massive 1:1 device deployments, video surveillance systems, and energy management programs are but a few of the digitally dependent programs supported by technology. There is a shift toward intelligent campus technologies in both higher education and K-12 that is revolutionizing the physical campus.
May 28, 2014
Join us for this three-part event series that takes us inside Broward County, Florida's groundbreaking initiative, Digital 5 – Pathways to Personalized Learning. Learn about the challenges, successes and lessons learned in launching a personalized learning initiative inside the 6th largest school district in the country.
April 10, 2014
The use of digital and online tools to measure performance is causing educators to rethink not only how we collect assessment data but also how we teach and learn in information age schools. The upcoming Common Core online assessments are driving school districts to build out infrastructure, purchase devices, shift to digital content and capture student performance data that would be extremely difficult using paper and pencil methods. Regardless of whether your state is participating in the Common Core, online assessments will play a critical role in the future of education.
March 25, 2014
Exponential growth of digital tools being utilized by today’s K-12 institutions has created mountains of data across a variety of systems. Systems such as Student Information, Performance, Assessment, Finance, Learning Management, Accountability, and State Reporting carry very meaningful, but siloed, data. Now more than ever, there is a need for tools that can connect this data from disparate sources and create meaningful analysis and reporting to meet the demands of personalized learning and accountability.
March 18, 2014
Piecing together the perfect IT architecture is becoming increasingly difficult for today’s K-12 institutions. Time-strapped and resource restricted, districts often lack the ability to build an in-house IT infrastructure capable of supporting today’s sophisticated back-end enterprise systems. And, the task has become especially daunting with the introduction of new demands on district's IT systems: BYOD, 1:1 implementations and online assessments.
February 20, 2014
Providing all students the tools they need to access digital resources is critical in this “information age” of learning. While devices are important, a strategic learning plan is essential for successful 1:1 implementation in your school…but wait, there’s more! Professional development, support for instruction, tech support, and community alignment are other major considerations for achieving your 1:1 goals. In a nutshell, successful implementations partner Curriculum & Instruction with the Technology department to create sustainable plans.
January 24, 2014
Join the Center for Digital Education, Forrester Consulting, and Brocade to find out what makes software-defined networking (SDN) the smartest approach for the design and deployment of your institution’s Science DMZ.
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