EDUCAUSE News for July 2010
||Listen to the latest EDUCAUSE Now episode to hear Clemson University Vice President for Computing and IT and CIO James Bottom talk about his approach to building IT and cyberinfrastructure in the wake of the economic downturn and a roundtable discussion with several instructional technologists on technology-rich environments. Subscribe to the RSS feed.
July News at a Glance
July News in Depth
Next Generation Learning Challenges
Join EDUCAUSE in exploring Next Generation Learning Challenges, a new effort to identify and scale technology-enabled approaches that dramatically improve college readiness and completion. Add resources to the wikis, provide comments on the initial four funding areas, or just learn more about the initiative's plans to provide grants, build evidence, and foster community around technology and learning. Join the conversation at www.nextgenlearning.com.
2010 Annual Conference Update
New Cloud Computing Resources: Magazine Features, Wiki, Recorded Web Seminar, and Podcast
As higher education IT moves into the "cloud," the authors in this issue of EDUCAUSE Quarterly keep an alert eye on the risks and benefits of cloud computing while sharing their sometimes hard-earned advice on how to safely move IT functions to the cloud. In addition, this issue of EQ aligns with the May/June 2010 issue of EDUCAUSE Review, whose authors provide a strategic view of cloud computing and report on the Top-Ten IT Issues for 2010.
Due to recent member interest in Google Apps, particularly by schools outsourcing their e-mail to Google, EDUCAUSE has collected many of the community's questions and created a Google Apps FAQ wiki.
Listen to EDUCAUSE Live! Spotlight on Cloud Computing Series web seminar archives on Community Clouds to hear how you can reap the benefits of cloud computing with enhanced privacy and control.
The podcast of the month features Rosalyn Metz, systems administrator for circular support, Wheaton College, on what cloud computing means for higher education. Metz also has an article entitled, "Cloud Computing Explained," in this month's EDUCAUSE Quarterly.
New EDUCAUSE Web Access: Now Easier and More Secure
EDUCAUSE has now made access to its web resources available through the InCommon Federation. As a result, any college or university that participates in InCommon can easily provide their staff with access to the EDUCAUSE site by leveraging its existing campus identity management system. By completing a short setup process, you can use the same username and password you use at your institution to access our site. Find out more about this beneficial partnership.
2011 Information Security Awareness Poster and Video Contest
The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is seeking creative and effective videos and posters on information security to be part of a national campaign to increase security at colleges and universities. This contest is open to all college students. The deadline to enter is March 11, 2011. Be sure to check out the 2011 Information Security Awareness Contest on Facebook for updates.
EDUCAUSE Releases 7 Things on Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is the principle that broadband Internet providers will handle all network traffic without bias. The Internet was conceived as an "open" service, but some requirements for broadband providers have been lifted—opening the door to the possibility of discrimination. Learn more.
ELI Releases 7 Things Brief on LMS Alternatives
In the new 7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives brief from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, discover how institutions or individual faculty increasingly use various combinations of LMS alternatives and other resources to support their unique learning environments. Visit ELI on the web.
EDUCAUSE Resource Center: This Month's Most Popular Resources
See which resources—including articles, briefs, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, and podcasts—have been recently viewed the most at the EDUCAUSE Resource Center.
HEISC Hot Topics: Send Your Suggestions!
HEISC is gathering resources on hot topics related to security, privacy, identity, and compliance as they come up on the EDUCAUSE Security discussion list or through working group discussions. These wiki pages will allow EDUCAUSE to respond quickly to the needs of the higher ed community. Input and suggestions for additional resources are always welcome! View the full list of security hot topics.
2011 Frye Leadership Institute
The next Frye Leadership Institute will be held June 5–11, 2011, in Washington, D.C. In its new iteration, Frye will engage those who are already leaders in their profession and develop their skills, particularly in the area of advocacy. Applications will be available in fall 2010 and are open to Frye graduates as well as those who have never attended the Institute. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDUCAUSE Professional Development Grant Program—Application Deadline Sept. 20
The Jane N. Ryland Fellowship program was established to provide IT professionals financial assistance to attend EDUCAUSE learning program events. Additionally, women submitting Fellowship applications will be considered for the Diane Balestri Memorial Scholarship. Apply online by September 20.
ELI Online Fall Focus Session—Register Now
Join the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative September 15–16 for its 2010 Online Fall Focus Session, "Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment." This dynamic virtual event—hosted in Adobe Connect—will revisit the potential of blended learning instructional models, student learning outcomes, and successful implementation practices. View the program or register now.
Mentoring Kit—New and Improved
The Professional Development Committee has enhanced its existing Mentoring Kit to assist information technology professionals with creating mutually beneficial partnerships within our community. This useful tool provides you with benefits and information about mentoring and practical applications for both the mentor and the mentee.
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