Aug 19 2014

Behind the New EdTech Online

EdTech's editor in chief walks readers through the new site's features.

EdTech: Focus on Higher Education Summer 2014

There's no denying it. The way we consume and share content has changed dramatically over the past few years. Today, with the mobile revolution, the Internet's wealth of information is always at our fingertips.

In the last issue, I described how we redesigned the print edition of EdTech to deliver a clean and modern aesthetic with some new content offerings.

But the EdTech website has also been retooled. The pinch-and-zoom struggle of visiting a nonresponsive version of the site is gone. Whether you're reading on a tablet, smartphone or desktop computer, you'll find that site content automatically adjusts to your screen's requirements.

Get On Board the Digital Stream

EdTech has been telling higher education IT stories for more than 10 years. We've learned that if you work at a college or university, you'll be most interested in how other institutions leverage technology to meet their educational mission. Drilling down further, the same holds true whether you work for a two-year, four-year, for-profit or any other type of institution. Hearing the stories of your peers resonates, so we've added a tab on the homepage that allows you to more easily find the stories that are most relevant to you.

As part of the redesign, we've also translated our print section, "The Bulletin," into a new site feature that displays a constant update of news on assorted topics. It's our way of introducing "the stream" to EdTech so readers can more quickly and easily keep up with a wider range of topics and stories. Additional new EdTech site sections include Features, for all long-form articles; Tips & Tactics, for how-to pieces and best practices; and C-Suite, for discussions, challenges and ideas that impact officials at the highest levels of higher education governance.

Become an Insider

We've also created the "EdTech Insider" program. By signing up, you'll gain free access to our library of white papers and Tech Insights guides. The Insider program; the redesigned print edition; and fresh, responsive website design — all are examples of our ongoing efforts to deliver new and better service to our readers.

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