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EDUCAUSE 2020 Conference Preview

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2020-10-05T16:07:26+00:00October 05, 2020|

2020 may very well be known as the year higher ed gets serious about transforming and empowering technology to better serve students. Technology will continue to be one of the most urgent needs to power higher education forward.

Technology is a part of our DNA at Collegis Education, and we’re excited to be participating in this year’s 2020 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. To quote the EDUCAUSE team, “Thinking outside the box is what the EDUCAUSE community does best—and this is where we do it.”

At this year’s virtual conference, Collegis will be occupying our booth in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, attending networking sessions and presenting on best practices in online course design. In preparation of the event, we’ve gathered resources that tackle the critical hot topics in higher education technology today.

Take a look at how you can engage with Collegis at the event, learn from our experts and draw inspiration from our hand-picked tech articles below.

Engage

You can visit Collegis Education during the conference in the Virtual Exhibit Hall. Connect with some of our expert technologists to discuss the changing landscape of higher education and how technology is the linchpin of a successful 2021 academic year.

Learn

We invite you to attend our On-Demand Breakout Session, Meeting Online Learners Where They Are: Online Course Design in 2020. Presented by David Lungren, Vice President – Digital Content Solutions at Collegis Education, this session will discuss how the characteristics and needs of online students are changing – and why now is the time to evolve online course design to better serve those students. This session will feature a live course demo and highlight specific design elements institutions should consider.

Inspire

Get inspired before the conference by reading the below articles that address key topics in higher education course delivery, technology and cyber security.

Do You Know Your College’s Security Risk Profile?

Security breaches are a real threat to every industry these days – and higher education institutions are a tempting target for such attacks. A security risk profile is a good place to start for colleges and universities to ensure their data is protected. Check out this article to learn more about why information security is critical and how to identify and address any vulnerabilities.

The Future of Residential Classes Is Hybrid Learning

Traditional residential instruction as we’ve known it for decades will forever be changed. The lasting impact of the pandemic, coupled with the advances of learning technology and the expectations of today’s students, will demand a change in educational delivery. Read this article to hear why hybrid learning will play a significant role in the future of course delivery.

The Need for Digital Transformation: What College Presidents & CFOs Need to Know

Collegis Education board member J. Michael Locke engaged Kim Fahey, CIO, in a discussion to help college presidents and CFOs better understand what’s happening in the world of higher education technology. The conversation illustrated the need for every institution to establish an integrated ecosystem – an undertaking that requires the support of several fundamental technologies and financial investments. Watch the on-demand webinar now.

Exploring the Future of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Higher Ed

Technical advancements have lifted the boundaries of the traditional classroom and taken college curriculum to a whole new level. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are perfect examples of this type of innovation. Learn more about the present and future of these two cutting-edge technologies in the world of higher education.

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