While no one expects higher education to have a crystal ball and predict the future, IT and administrative leaders must be prepared for worst-case scenarios. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed that while many colleges had some business continuity plans in place, the formality and maturity of those plans left much to be desired.
While other campuses may have a room with a dozen computers set aside for esports, Ottawa University, located in Ottawa, Kan., provides its esports team with a fully outfitted arena in its Larry D. Peters Auditorium. The university set up the stadium with a state-of-the-art video production system and broadcasting capabilities, in addition to stocking it with computer power through a build-out with Horizon AVL and CDW.
The arena supports the university's goal of training students for careers in esports after graduation.
Women remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math areas of the workforce. Nationally, despite increases in women pursuing degrees in STEAM areas, statistics from the National Girls Collaborative Project continue to show low carryover for women into the workforce in these areas.
Aerohive has announced two new artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to help universities reach their maximum networking potential.
Demands on higher education networks have skyrocketed as current and incoming students use more personal devices than ever before. According to the Pew Research Center, 53 percent of students use tablets and 94 percent of college-age students have a cell phone.