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Overcoming Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education

Overcoming Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education

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Welcome to part 3 of our blog series in which we discuss Educause’s Top 10 IT issues. In this blog we are focusing on Privacy, the challenges it creates for IT professionals in Higher Ed, and how some of these challenges can be addressed. Data privacy is about how sensitive data is collected and handled by institutions, who it is shared with, and for what purposes. For a discussion on the related topic of data security, please see here. Why…

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Why is Student Success Such a Difficult Objective for Higher Ed Institutions to Achieve?

Why Has Student Success Become Such A Challenging Objective for Higher Education IT Teams?

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If you were asked, “what drives student success?”, you probably wouldn’t be able to come up with just one definite answer.  However, what everyone would unanimously agree upon is the role technology plays in facilitating student success. For higher education institutions, student success is an objective they must prioritize if they want to maintain a reputation of excellence. With technology having permeated every facet of students’ lives, it has become imperative for institutions to understand the impact of this evolution…

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Information Security Strategy - Top IT issue for Higher Ed

Information Security Strategy – The Top IT Issue for Higher Education

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While digital technology has unarguably ushered in a wonderful innovation in teaching and learning methodologies, it has also brought with it a unique set of risks and challenges. As higher education institutions are becoming increasingly technology enabled, they are now faced with the additional responsibility of protecting the sensitive data they possess. This is a very real concern – one that cannot be taken lightly. Recent studies1 suggest that of all industries, education ranks third in information security breaches. Across…

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How Can Higher Ed IT Teams Improve Academic Resource Adoption Rates?

How Can Higher Ed IT Teams Improve Academic Resource Adoption Rates?

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In today’s world, digital literacy and digital equity are being acknowledged as the main drivers of student success for any educational institution. While digital literacy is “generating a deeper understanding of the digital environment,”1 digital equity is about “ensuring equal access to technology.”2 As higher ed institutions work to leverage technology to achieve these two important goals, the main impediment to their success is the low resource adoption rate by students. What is the cost of low adoption? To promote…

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Addressing the Time and Cost Management Challenges in Higher Education

Addressing The Time and Cost Management Challenges for Higher Ed IT teams

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Managing digital access to learning tools in the shortest possible time has become a pre-requisite of the digital age we are in today. This rings especially true in the context of higher education where universities are increasingly dependent on technology to provide leaner, faster and safer services, which can in turn take them closer to their goal of becoming a data-enabled institution. Compounding this challenge for universities is the high cost of technology itself and the risk of valuable resources…

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Cost recovery challenges in license management

Cost Recovery Challenges in Software Licensing

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Despite a decrease in university funding, the need for students, faculty, and staff to become digitally literate continues to increase. Many schools undertake initiatives to improve digital literacy by expanding the number of academic resources made available to constituents, resulting in a strain on budgets. Many have turned to cost recovery, where end users are charged a nominal fee to recoup costs associated with software licensing. “If students are going to become more digitally literate, Vanderbilt needs to make the…

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Texidium 2.5 - Release Notes

Texidium 2.5 – Release Notes

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Texidium has been updated! Version 2.5 is now available for the Windows and iOS Readers. See below for a list of what’s changed in this update. (Ver notas de la versión en español a continuación.) Update Schedule / Horario de actualización Windows: March 21 10:00 AM EST, 2019 iOS: March 22 10:00 AM EST, 2019 What’s New in Version 2.5 Major improvements to Read Aloud Our text-to-speech feature is now smarter, more intuitive, and easier to use. Need to pause…

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ELMS v4.8 Release Notes

ELMS 4.8 – Release Notes

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Release date: 19 February 2019. ELMS has been updated! Version 4.8 includes new features and improvements that enhance the experience for administrators and end users. See below for a summary of changes that may affect you. Features Recurrent Billing Administrators can now configure recurrent billing for subscription-based products.Users who order Adobe Creative Cloud, IBM Marketplace, or a similar subscription can be automatically billed for renewal every six or 12 months. Clear Currency Indication The currency in which prices are displayed…

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ELMS v4. - Release Notes

ELMS 4.7 – Release Notes

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Release date: December 11, 2018. ELMS has been updated! Version 4.7 includes new features and improvements that enhance the experience for administrators and end users. See below for a summary of changes that may affect you. Features A Streamlined Checkout Process There are fewer pages to click through when placing an order that requires shipping, so you can get your products more quickly than ever. Stored Payment Details Your WebStore can remember users’ payment information to make future purchases faster and…

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Texidium v2.4 - Release Notes

Texidium 2.4 – Release Notes

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Texidium has been updated! Version 2.4 includes new features and improvements to the user experience. See below for a list of what’s changed in this update. What’s New in Version 2.4 A Cleaner Library Expired books no longer show up by default, so you don’t have to scroll past them to find the book you’re looking for. Your expired books can still be viewed by applying the new Expired filter. Book Returns If your school lets you “borrow” books, you…

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