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

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Posted on April 3, 2014
Longitudinal data systems enable state education agencies and large school districts to measure and improve educational outcomes. But there are challenges -- the biggest one being Big Data. By using an enterprise data management platform, institutions can overcome these challenges and deliver the full benefits of an LDS to staff, students and parents. Download this issue brief to find out how.
Posted on April 1, 2014
Download this Special Report to learn how your school or campus can succeed with a new generation of assessment.
Posted on March 31, 2014
Measuring learning is becoming a core component in ensuring students’ success. Learning assessments are evolving and it’s time for schools to invest in new tools and technologies to stay up to date. But how do you fund these investments? How do you get your teachers and staff on board to implement the technology? How do you ensure success? Read this Funding and Professional Development supplement to our Special Report on Measuring Learning Success to find out.
Posted on March 28, 2014
Contemporary research can be constrained by networks that are already at or over their capacity. To remain competitive and be awarded grant money, college and universities need speed. Download this issue brief and read about the benefits 100 GbE is bringing to schools like the University of Florida and Clemson University.
Posted on March 25, 2014
The ubiquity of mobile devices, the increase in digital content and the implementation of Common Core State Standards are just a few of the many reasons education institutions need to ensure their networks are robust enough for today and ready to bring on the future. Read this issue brief to learn the five steps you can take to help prepare your network for digital learning.
Posted on March 14, 2014
The Common Core Standard, adopted by 45 states, is a benchmark for education that can only be reached through new teaching methods and leveraging technology to make learning more effective. Learn how video collaboration has proven to be an effective learning tool in this new culture of education.
Posted on March 11, 2014
If you're an education administrator, read this issue brief to learn how you can make the case for enterprise content management.
Posted on February 5, 2014
With more than 100 lockdowns per day in K-12 schools, it’s imperative for schools to be prepared for emergencies including natural disasters, inclement weather, acts of violence and other situations that threaten student and staff safety. Many schools have plans in place, but these plans may not be leveraging technology to communicate effectively and efficiently through an emergency situation. Read this brief to learn how to protect your students, staff and school.
Posted on January 29, 2014
Literacy is critical for success in education, the workplace and in life. But too often, U.S. students fall behind and reading intervention programs require specialized staff or training that can be difficult to implement on a large scale. Read this paper to learn how digital literacy tools are helping to bridge the gap.
Posted on January 24, 2014
K-12 schools can lack the considerable in-house skillsets needed to build an IT architecture capable of supporting today’s sophisticated back-end enterprise systems. But a reference architecture can help institutions build private cloud deployments for maximum performance and cost savings. Find out the top seven benefits in this issue brief.

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Posted on March 14, 2014
The Common Core Standard, adopted by 45 states, is a benchmark for education that can only be reached through new teaching methods and leveraging technology to make learning more effective. Learn how video collaboration has proven to be an effective learning tool in this new culture of education.
Posted on March 17, 2014
Read this guide to develop a plan and strategy for 1:1 tablet deployment in your K-12 school or district.
Posted on February 26, 2014
An LMS has many benefits for a school district. Teachers can efficiently store and organize curricula and share it with their peers. Students gain a single portal for assignments and instruction. But LMS implementations can often fall short of expectations or fail entirely. Download this paper to find out why this failure occurs and how you can avoid common mistakes.
Posted on February 25, 2014
Learn how to build an effective printer strategy that ensures secure, efficient printer access for every student and teacher.
Posted on January 16, 2014
Find out how curriculum management services help K-12 educators easily find content to align to Common Core and other standards while also providing engaging digital content.
Posted on November 11, 2013
Discover how community colleges can meet the mobility expectations of students by providing secure network coverage, sufficient bandwidth, access to wireless e-printers and the infrastructure to accommodate BYOD.
Posted on June 5, 2013
Higher education institutions are facing numerous data security challenges. One of the most insidious types of attacks today is Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs.) Learn about the threats to higher education and offers strategies for dealing with them.
Posted on June 5, 2013
Higher education institutions face common information security issues – tight budgets, mobile devices, low awareness of security risks. These common challenges make these institutions easy targets for hackers.
Posted on May 10, 2013
Wi-Fi infrastructure (26%) and providing training for teachers and administration (26%) were ranked as the biggest challenges to successful mobile learning. Additional challenges included deciding on content and integration with curriculum (18%), and the costs for using devices off of school property (14%).
Posted on May 10, 2013
Over the next 12 months, there is the potential for 25 percent of respondents to upgrade their wireless infrastructures. The BYOD and 1:1 movements, in particular, are driving significant investments in the areas of wireless connectivity and network infrastructure. All of the top five priorities identified by the survey are directly impacted by the uptake in mobile technology.
 

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Common Core Standards
The Common Core Standard, adopted by 45 states, is a benchmark for education that can only be reached through new teaching methods and leveraging technology to make learning more effective. Learn how video collaboration has proven to be an effective learning tool in this new culture of education.

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