EdTech: Focus on Higher Education explores technology and education issues that IT leaders and educators face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. EdTech: Focus on Higher Education is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

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About the Team

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.
Ricky Ribeiro
Ricky Ribeiro
Editorial Director | Email
About: Ricky has been a content creator for more than 10 years with a strong background and emphasis in digital content and interactive storytelling. For more than 8 years, Ricky has helped shape the evolving integrated content strategy for EdTech: Focus on Higher Education, shepherding the program through different redesigns and the emergence of several new content types. When not immersed in all things business and IT, Ricky indulges his deep love of comic books, super heroes and video games.
Amy Burroughs
Managing Editor | Email
About: Amy began her career as a journalist, spending almost 10 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. She has an extensive background in print and digital communications, including content strategy, marketing, and publishing, with experience as a writer, editor, and project manager. She has worked on websites, print collateral, magazines, books, and academic journals. A North Carolina native, she enjoys running, camping, hiking and creative writing.
Kelly Konrad
Senior Editor | Email
About: Kelly is a long time reporter, writer and editor, with extensive experience in features, corporate communications, trade publications and content marketing. As a mom to three teenagers, Kelly is especially excited about her role as senior editor, as higher education is never far from her thoughts. Outside of work, you can find her either carpooling her kids, watching the Chicago Cubs with her husband or with her nose in a book.
Eli Zimmerman
Associate Editor| Email
About: Eli has been eagerly pursuing a journalistic career since he left the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill School of Journalism. Previously, Eli was a staff reporter for medical trade publication Frontline Medical News, where he reported on the impact of continuous education and evolving teaching methods through the medical lens. When not in the office, Eli is busy scanning the web for the latest podcasts or stepping into the boxing ring for a few rounds.
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Photo Editor

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Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.


Data Center
Internet of Things
Colleges Find Their Way with Beacon Technology
2019 Higher Ed Technology Trends
In Hybrid Data Centers, Colleges Get Best of Both Worlds
Colleges Tap Tech to Provide Academic Support for Student-Athletes
In New Building Construction, Get IT Involved Early and Often
Tech to Watch
VR Headsets in the Classroom
5G Networks
Artificial Intelligence to Support Security
End of Support for Windows 7
Smart Assistants
50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs List (March)


Changing the Way Users Work
Data Analytics
Mobility Trends Spur Focus on Endpoint Security
Data Analytics Applications Mature and Expand
As Students Expect More Personalized Learning, New Tools Deliver
Cloud Collaboration Systems Power Growth of Online Programs
Kick Off Your Next Major IT Initiative with a Technology Audit
Tech to Watch
Mesh Networks
Cloud Network Monitoring Solutions
End of Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008
Drones on Campus
Integrated Web Conferencing Solutions/Collaboration Apps
IT Staff Prepare for Summer Upgrades: Active-Learning Classrooms
Graduation (May)
UBTech Conference (June)


Data Center
Managing Risk
Upgrading and Preparing for the Future
Next-Gen Technologies Require IT Staff with Next-Gen Skills
The Next Computer Lab Is in the Cloud
New Solutions and Student Preferences Drive Push for Active-Learning Classrooms
Smart Networks Leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Manage Cloud-Based Assets for Security and Efficiency
Tech to Watch
Identity and Access Management
Network Management Control
Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Intrusion Prevention Systems
Summer IT Projects (June/August)
Back to School (August/September)


Digital Transformation
Emerging Technologies
Resolved: Build a Better Disaster Recovery Plan
Tech Trends to Watch in 2020
Cybersecurity Outlook: What’s New and What’s Next
The Right Strategy and Right Solutions to Move Data to the Cloud
Tech to Watch
Virtual and Augmented Reality
All-Flash Storage to Support Internet of Things
Machine Learning for Threat Intelligence
Software-Defined Networking
Last call on Windows 7?
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
EDUCAUSE (October/November)
IT for 2020
Apr 25 2014