No longer do University of California IT managers consider keeping servers and networks running their only priority. Instead, thanks to a major cultural change, they are being empowered to think like entrepreneurs and innovators, and create value in everything they do.
A more effective curriculum and classroom is possible when design and application are considered along with the technical side of IT. At UBTech 2016, experts will explore the best ways to engage faculty in IT design thinking to innovate pedagogy and learning across campus.
Optimizing presentation opportunities serves both faculty and students in the active classroom. The correct technology will work seamlessly with various modes of content, and will be easily accessible by all users.
Shifting from a lecture-based curriculum to a student-centric learning model requires reformulating course content, often a daunting challenge for faculty. At UBTech 2016, presenters are excited to share what they’ve learned when creating their own dynamic classrooms.
Faculty and media center staff at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh were tasked with designing an economical, scalable active classroom model. Since January 2014, they have renovated four classrooms into spaces that foster collaborative learning. Two more will be built this summer.
The campus workforce today is multigenerational. Millennials, Generation Xers and Baby Boomers all have different goals and expectations—and keeping the engagement levels high for such diverse populations can be a challenge, says Cody Gregg, dean of Library and Learning Support Services for South Texas College, located near the Mexican border.
On campus, financial services for students directly interact with the college’s infrastructure. To create a satisfactory user experience, payment, loan and refund options must be secure while remaining accessible for students, parents and administrators. These processes must also meet new industry regulations.
The Annual Harman Innovation Awards at UBTech are now open for applications from innovative campuses nationwide. The annual HARMAN Innovation Awards at UBTech celebrate innovative higher education institutions and their use of AV and IT Technology in 5 categories.
The Annual Harman Innovation Awards at UBTech are now open for applications from innovative campuses nationwide. The annual HARMAN Innovation Awards at UBTech celebrate innovative higher education institutions and their use of AV and IT Technology, and will present $25,000 in hardware and software to the winners in 5 categories.
Universities utilizing the latest lecture capture technology are quickly discovering the storage of new content may be its largest challenge. Not only does this content need to be available 24/7, but it must be easily discoverable and clearly catalogued for students to properly engage with available course materials.