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  • Implementing an Accessibility Policy: An Insider's Guide

    • by Lucy Greco and Anna Gazdowicz
    • February 8, 2016
    • Editors' Pick

    To successfully access website and application information, people with disabilities depend on technologies that adhere to specific design principles and standards. The Web Accessibility team at the University of California, Berkeley has tested hundreds of sites and learned many lessons about how to implement and sustain accessibility efforts.

  • Crafting and Implementing a Policy to Reduce Cyber Risks

    • by Daniel Calarco and Brad Wheeler
    • February 8, 2016

    When Indiana University adopted a cyber risk mitigation responsibilities policy — known as IT-28 for short — it represented a first step toward understanding and better managing the cybersecurity risk profile of the entire university, as this case study explains.

  • Finding Our Voice: Instructional Designers in Higher Education

    • by Sandra L. Miller and Gayle K. Stein
    • February 8, 2016

    A New Jersey workshop on instructional design gave attendees the opportunity to learn about instructional designers' roles at different institutions and brainstorm good ideas, tips and tricks, important contributions to the field, and how to overcome shared challenges.

  • Tying Up Loose Ends in Transitioning to the Cloud

    • by Ed Mahon
    • February 8, 2016

    Whether you need to reduce costs, develop software applications with increased speed, or leverage staff in a more meaningful way, the cloud can help. The question is not about the cloud's ability to deliver on its promises, but instead at what cost, as measured by effort, risk, and added complexity.

  • Accessibility as a Civil Right

    • by Art Morgan
    • January 25, 2016

    The most successful campus campaigns on the importance and benefits of accessibility promote it as a civil right and explain how it fosters diversity and inclusiveness.

  • New Challenges to Active Learning Initiatives

    • by James Juergensen, Tina Oestreich, Brian T. Yuhnke, and Michael Kenney
    • January 25, 2016

    Year two of Case Western Reserve University's Active Learning Fellowship program supported year one's indicators of success but also revealed challenging new factors influencing the effectiveness of active learning initiatives.

  • Personal Response Systems and Student Engagement

    • by Stephanie J. Blackmon
    • January 25, 2016

    Learn how a professor who sought a mechanism for students to share their learning experienc-es, specifically a tool with the potential for anonymized feedback, implemented a mobile personal response system to accomplish that goal.

  • Top 10 IT Issues, 2016: Divest, Reinvest, and Differentiate

    • by Susan Grajek and the 2015–2016 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel
    • January 11, 2016
    • In Print

    In 2016, higher education IT organizations are divesting themselves of technologies that can be sourced elsewhere and of practices that have become inefficient and are reinvesting to develop the necessary capabilities and resources to use information technology to achieve competitive institutional differentiation in student success, affordability, and teaching and research excellence.

  • Teaching and Learning and IT Issues: Exploring the Intersections

    • by Veronica Diaz and Malcolm Brown
    • January 11, 2016
    • In Print

    Since 2011, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has been surveying the EDUCAUSE community in order to identify and track the key issues (formerly called content anchors) in higher education teaching and learning for the coming year.

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