EdTech - Technology Solutions That Drive Education https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/rss.xml en Tech Powers Real-Time, Personalized Feedback that Promotes Student Success https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/tech-powers-real-time-personalized-feedback-promotes-student-success <span>Tech Powers Real-Time, Personalized Feedback that Promotes Student Success </span> <img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201802/Geber86_texting.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="Texting" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:01</span> <div><p>College campuses are often <strong>a hotbed for innovation aimed at promoting student success</strong>. However, sometimes a simple text message is all it takes to point a struggling student in the right direction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.jff.org/news-media/behavioral-nudging-model-increases-persistence-stem-majors-community-colleges" target="_blank">A trial conducted last summer by Jobs for the Future and Persistence Plus</a> found that community college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields were 10 percent <strong>more likely to stay on track in school if they received personalized text messages that nudged them along</strong>.</p> <p>As part of the trial including nearly 2,000 students at four community colleges, students received personalized text message “nudges” that they said helped them do everything from manage time more efficiently to access financial aid renewal resources.</p> <p>JFF and Persistence Plus chose STEM majors in particular because attrition rates have been so high in the fields. Community colleges are providing more than half of all postsecondary STEM degrees, according to <a href="https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TheHiddenSTEMEconomy610.pdf" target="_blank">a study by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings</a>, but <a href="https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014001rev.pdf" target="_blank">a 2013 study by the Education Department and National Center for Education Statistics</a> found that more than two-thirds of associate degree candidates in STEM majors don’t complete their degrees.</p> <p>“Through the use of personal, contextualized communications via text messages, students are more empowered to complete their degrees, colleges experience higher success rates and STEM employers ultimately benefit with a more skilled workforce,” says Maria Flynn, president and CEO of JFF, in the press release.</p> <p><strong>Facilitating this kind of real-time help is also a big reason why many universities have developed personalized student success initiatives that rely on data to inform interventions.</strong> As more universities use data to innovate advising practices, assistance like these text message nudges become more feasible.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/register?newsletter" target="_blank"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2>Data Powers Real-Time Feedback that Empowers Students</h2> <p>At Temple University’s Fox School of Business, <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/08/colleges-embrace-data-analytics-improve-student-retention"><em>EdTech</em> reports</a> that university leaders have used <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/shop/search/result.aspx?key=Microsoft%20Power%20BI&amp;ctlgfilter=&amp;searchscope=all&amp;sr=1" target="_blank">Microsoft Power BI</a> to create a new kind of report card. Rather than dishing out grades a few times a semester, <strong>educators instead access a real-time dashboard to help students cultivate the skills they’ll need to succeed</strong> in the workforce.</p> <p>These real-time insights also help students have more engaging time with advisers to determine the classes they need to become more well-rounded. Using data also helps advisers and educators set up predictive models that allow them to assist students faster than ever before. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas uses data analytics to <strong>flag students who are at risk of failing courses</strong> so that instructors can step in.</p> <p>“Typically, the goal is to intervene and get in front of students digitally before they start to perform poorly on tests,” says Matthew Bernacki, an assistant professor of educational psychology at UNLV, in the <em>EdTech</em> article.</p> <p>In general, real-time feedback, whether it is facilitated through technology or not, can boost personalized learning in the classroom and foster student-teacher communication.</p> <p>“Real-time feedback <strong>makes it much easier to have a meaningful student-professor relationship</strong> because you know right away if students are understanding course material or enjoying the content,” Laura McClelland writes in <a href="https://tophat.com/blog/real-time-feedback-classroom/" target="_blank">a Top Hat blog</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to data analytics programs and <a 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href="/higher/author/meghan-bogardus-cortez"> <div>Meghan Bogardus Cortez</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=@megbcortez&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Meghan is an associate editor with <em>EdTech</em>. She enjoys coffee, cats and science fiction TV.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40431"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:01:20 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40431 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher EDUCAUSE Spotlights Academic Transformation in 2018 Trends [#Infographic] https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/educause-spotlights-academic-transformation-2018-trends-infographic <span>EDUCAUSE Spotlights Academic Transformation in 2018 Trends [#Infographic]</span> <img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201802/nirat_educause.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="students at graduation" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:59</span> <div><p>Higher education institutions are constantly <strong>searching for ways to provide more learning options to an increasingly diverse group of learners</strong>. So, it’s no surprise that this academic transformation topped the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s 2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning.</p> <p>The nonprofit, which surveyed more than 900 community members, recently released its top-10 list. It shows that tech will be center stage this year as universities strive to innovate.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/register?newsletter" target="_blank"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <p>Academic transformation, which calls for major breakthroughs in teaching and learning models, edged out accessibility/universal design for learning for the top spot on the list. The transformation will be driven by the need to <strong>create opportunities that meet the ways that students actually want to learn</strong>. Jonathan Huer, director of academic technology services at California State University, Long Beach, <a href="https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2018/1/eli7153.pdf" target="_blank">writes in an ELI report on the top issues</a>, that universities will <strong>rely on existing and emerging technologies to create these opportunities</strong>, along with state and university systems and public/private partnerships.</p> <p>Much like academic transformation, <strong>accessibility and universal design for learning involve adjusting teaching and learning models to fit the needs of students</strong> with a wide range of abilities. <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2016/10/universal-design-does-your-campus-comply">Technology has been a huge factor</a> in boosting accessibility of learning resources for students with disabilities.</p> <p>For more on the top 10 issues, take a look at <a href="https://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/key-issues-in-teaching-and-learning" target="_blank">ELI’s research</a> on each, or check out the infographic below:</p> <p><img alt="EDUCAUSE%20Infographic.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/EDUCAUSE%20Infographic.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;">Infographic <a href="https://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/key-issues-in-teaching-and-learning" target="_blank">courtesy of EDUCAUSE</a>.</span></p> </div> <div> <div>Content Subtype</div> <div>Infographic</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT25501</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Core</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Higher Ed</div> </div> <div> <div>Original or Curated</div> <div>Curated</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/higher/taxonomy/term/7441" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Content Length</div> <div>Under 300 words</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/educause-spotlights-academic-transformation-2018-trends-infographic" data-title=".@EDUCAUSELI identified #academictransformation as the top issue for teaching and learning in #highered. 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How has your institution transformed?" data-via="EdTech_HigherEd" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Feb</span> <span>22</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/author/meghan-bogardus-cortez"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/people/authorpic.jpg?itok=Fy_wIKMK" width="58" height="58" alt="Meghan Bogardus Cortez" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/meghan-bogardus-cortez"> <div>Meghan Bogardus Cortez</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=@megbcortez&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Meghan is an associate editor with <em>EdTech</em>. She enjoys coffee, cats and science fiction TV.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40426"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:59:48 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40426 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Higher Ed Users Are Less Susceptible to Phishing Scams https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/higher-ed-users-are-less-susceptible-phishing-scams <span>Higher Ed Users Are Less Susceptible to Phishing Scams</span> <img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201802/traffic_analyzer_phishing.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="Phishing" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:15</span> <div><p>University end users are pretty good at identifying a scam.</p> <p><strong>Only 10 percent of simulated phishing emails sent to users at education institutions were successful</strong>, a new study from Wombat Security Technologies reports. The company monitored tens of millions of simulated phishing attacks sent over the course of a year through its Security Education Platform across more than 15 industries.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.wombatsecurity.com/hubfs/2018 State of the Phish/Wombat-StateofPhish2018.pdf?submissionGuid=4a794784-d44b-479f-b070-474f5df4fa0a" target="_blank">State of the Phish 2018 report</a> found that <strong>users in education were less likely to click on a phishing attempt than those in technology, entertainment, hospitality, government, consumer goods, retail </strong><strong>and</strong><strong> telecommunications</strong>. Several industries, including transportation, energy and finance, fared better than education, proving that higher education institutions still have work to do.</p> <p>Organizations as a whole are getting better at managing the risks of phishing, with 76 percent of survey respondents reporting that they are measuring their organization’s susceptibility to phishing, up 10 percent from last year. And <strong>95 percent of respondents indicate they are training end users on how to identify and avoid phishing attacks</strong>.</p> <p>Joanna Grama, <a href="https://www.educause.edu/" target="_blank">EDUCAUSE</a>’s director of cybersecurity and IT governance, risk and compliance, tells <em>EdTech</em> that <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/01/4-higher-ed-it-trends-watch-2018">more universities are making cybersecurity training a requirement for all faculty and staff</a>. Some universities are making these training sessions a requirement for students as well.</p> <p>“Institutions that are doing really well in the information security sphere understand that <strong>everybody at the institution has a role and that everybody needs to be empowered to do that role properly</strong>,” says Grama in the article.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/register?newsletter" target="_blank"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2>How Universities Educate Users on Phishing</h2> <p>As <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/04/4-tips-educating-staff-and-students-phishing-scams">phishing attacks have become more targeted</a>, universities have had to up their game in providing awareness to faculty, staff and students.</p> <p>Most universities have a number of phishing awareness resources on their websites, including breakdowns of <a href="https://secureit.msu.edu/phishing/tips.html" target="_blank">how to spot a phishing email</a>. Some universities, <a href="http://technology.pitt.edu/security/phishing-awareness-don%E2%80%99t-take-bait-learn-spot-scam" target="_blank">such as the University of Pittsburgh</a>, have even <strong>established special inboxes where students and staff can report suspicious messages to the IT team</strong>. But, some schools have gotten even more creative with training.</p> <p>At the <a href="https://www.cu.edu/" target="_blank">University of Colorado</a>, <a href="https://www.cu.edu/ois/phishing-awareness" target="_blank">a phishing simulation program</a> was developed to help campus end users learn to identify suspicious emails. To conduct the simulation, Office of Information Security<strong> staff send out a fake phishing email to employees and students to see if they are baited</strong>.</p> <p>“If a user takes action on a simulated phishing email, they will be directed to educational materials or video,” reads CU’s website about the program. “<strong>The goal of the simulation process is educational and not punitive.</strong>”</p> <p>Using the confidential data collected during the simulation, CU IT can then <strong>inform new awareness and training programs for different departments and schools</strong> on campus.</p> <p>Asaf Cidon, vice president of email security at <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/content/brands/barracuda/default.aspx?enkwrd=Barracuda" target="_blank">Barracuda</a>, tells <em>EdTech</em> that <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/09/protect-campus-users-back-school-phishing-attacks">this kind of simulation is particularly effective</a> with staff that have access to the most sensitive information.</p> <p>Although many universities are investing in security solutions that help filter out these suspicious messages, Cidon says <strong>there really is no substitute for educating users on the potential dangers</strong>.</p> <p>“When we look at what to do to tackle these problems, we look at two areas: the machine and the human aspect,” says Cidon in the EdTech article. “The machines should always be running, they don’t sleep. 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She enjoys coffee, cats and science fiction TV.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40421"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:15:53 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40421 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher University of Washington Leverages IoT for Energy Efficiency https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/university-washington-leverages-iot-energy-efficiency <span>University of Washington Leverages IoT for Energy Efficiency</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:54</span> <div><p>The <a href="https://www.washington.edu/" target="_blank">University of Washington</a> is leveraging IoT for better energy efficiency, in part through its Compliance IoT Risk Mitigation Task Force, co-chaired by Chuck Benson, assistant director for IT, facilities services.</p> <p>“<strong>We were spending about a million dollars a month on electricity, but we didn’t have the detailed information we needed to closely manage consumption</strong>,” says Norm Menter, energy resource conservation manager, facilities services.</p> <p>Back in 2009, the university installed meters at the sites where many of its buildings connect to the electrical distribution system. That early effort created the foundation for an IoT initiative, begun last year, that is connecting academic buildings to the university’s digital HVAC control system.</p> <p>“We are bringing data from about <strong>150 monitoring points</strong> into the advanced metering system to pilot energy and operational performance analytics in buildings,” says Menter.</p> <p>In addition to the building sensors, technology underpinnings include virtual routing and forwarding on the network, which <strong>lets officials send large volumes of monitoring data over dedicated segments</strong>. Staff rely on a variety of resources to analyze all the raw information, from reports generated by an outside contractor using <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/search/?b=TLU&amp;enkwrd=Tableau" target="_blank">Tableau</a> software to internal analyses done with <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/content/cdwg/en/brand/microsoft-interstitial.html?enkwrd=microsoft" target="_blank">Microsoft</a> Excel.</p> <p>The university has invested about $136,000 in the advanced metering system and other upgrades, but $50,000 in energy improvement rebates from local utilities brought the net capital investment down to about $85,000. “After utility rebates, <strong>we’re seeing $5 in future energy savings for every dollar we invested</strong>, which is a very good of rate of return,” Menter says.</p> <p>He highlights one building where better control of energy consumption is saving about $33,000 annually: “The digital control ­system and other components have a useful life of about 15 years, so over that span, 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His expertise includes server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing, emerging mobile applications, and cybersecurity.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40416"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:54:27 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40416 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Boosting Adoption of Multifactor Authentication https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/basic-dos-and-donts-getting-users-board-multifactor-authentication <span>Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Boosting Adoption of Multifactor Authentication</span> <img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201802/ValeryBrozhinsky_MFA.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="fingerprint scan" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:30</span> <div><p>Higher education institutions are very susceptible targets for cyberattacks, yet some people on campus are still not practicing the most basic cyberhygiene.</p> <p><a href="https://keepersecurity.com/assets/pdf/Keeper-Mobile-Survey-Infographic.pdf" target="_blank">A Keeper Security survey found</a> that <strong>87 percent of respondents ages 18 to 30 reuse the same password</strong>, meaning that if a hacker gets one set of credentials, many online accounts could be compromised.</p> <p>This is why <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/08/higher-education-security-work-starts-home">more and more universities have turned to multifactor authentication</a> (MFA), which asks users to provide other kinds of identification — such as a fingerprint — in addition to a password.</p> <p>“Some universities are <strong>very rapidly adopting multifactor authentication</strong>. That usually begins with implementing it for a system administrator or people with privileged IT access,” says Mike Chapple, an associate professor of IT, analytics and operations at the University of Notre Dame. “Recently, with the growth of phishing campaigns and other methods that people are using to steal passwords, <strong>we’ve seen faculty, staff </strong><strong>and</strong><strong> students using it as well</strong>.”</p> <p>As universities roll out multifactor authentication for all users, IT staff can follow some best practices to make sure it goes smoothly.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/register?newsletter" target="_blank"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2>Keep Users (and Systems) in Mind When Choosing a Solution</h2> <p>When deciding to switch to MFA, Chapple suggests that IT staff start by making sure that the solution they pick will <strong>fit with all of the other technical systems they have</strong>.</p> <p>Next, IT staff should make sure that the tool will work similarly across the wide variety of devices found on college campuses.</p> <p>“To me, the most important thing is <strong>finding a system that’s going to be very user-friendly</strong>,” says Chapple.</p> <h2>Don’t Underestimate User Knowledge of MFA</h2> <p>More often than not, Chapple says that users think an MFA solution will be more trouble than it actually is. Generally, he says, <strong>most people on campus have already encountered an MFA tool </strong>by using online banking or other secure services. While users might not want to take an additional step to log in, Chapple says most people on campus are probably quite familiar with why MFA works.</p> <p>“I think the threat of having an account stolen has become widespread enough that <strong>people actually understand the vision</strong> and that we’re doing it to provide better security,” he says.</p> <h2>Practice IT Change Management Tactics</h2> <p>While users will generally understand multifactor authentication, IT staff and administrators should <strong>tackle the new tool the same way that they would any other end-user technology</strong>, according to Chapple.</p> <p>Following typical change management tactics, Chapple recommends that campus IT leaders make sure that campus users:</p> <ul><li><strong>Know</strong> an MFA tool is coming</li> <li><strong>Attend</strong> training to learn how to use the tool</li> <li><strong>Have</strong> the tool on their device</li> </ul><p>Once the changeover to MFA has occurred, Chapple says 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She enjoys coffee, cats and science fiction TV.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40411"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:30:02 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40411 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Hands-On IT Work Prepares Students for Lucrative Jobs [#Infographic] https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/hands-it-work-prepares-students-lucrative-jobs-infographic <span>Hands-On IT Work Prepares Students for Lucrative Jobs [#Infographic]</span> <img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201802/%20scyther5_IT.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="Computer with code" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:12</span> <div><p>As more colleges look to prepare students for their futures, <strong>providing hands-on IT opportunities is becoming more prevalent</strong>. At University of California, Berkeley, for example, <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/k12/article/2017/10/colleges-revamp-help-desk-streamline-customer-service-experience">students are a key component</a> of the IT help desk.</p> <p>“Once they graduate, these students have much more professional experience than people who only complete short-term internships,” says Anne Marie Richard, director of student technologies at UC Berkeley in an <em>EdTech</em> article. “Our student leads, in particular, <strong>come away with skills in HR and management</strong>, and they can demonstrate high levels of professionalism and autonomy.”</p> <p>Some universities have even <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/student-data-centers-provide-hands-training-future-it-professionals">created student data centers</a> where students can work with the full spectrum of technology they might encounter IT. At Fox Valley Technical College, students can build physical servers, tear everything down and start over as much as they want.</p> <p>As IT jobs continue to grow, <strong>these kinds of hands-on experiences are integral to make students future ready</strong>. 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She enjoys coffee, cats and science fiction TV.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40406"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:12:15 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40406 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher USC and Los Angeles Collaborate to Launch IoT Sandbox https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/usc-and-los-angeles-collaborate-launch-iot-sandbox <span>USC and Los Angeles Collaborate to Launch IoT Sandbox</span> <img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201802/Melpomenem_LA.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="Los Angeles Overhead" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:38</span> <div><p>When cities and universities collaborate using the latest technologies, innovation blossoms.</p> <p>Take Pittsburgh, for example. When <a href="https://www.cmu.edu/" target="_blank">Carnegie Mellon University</a> worked with Uber and <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/content/brands/google/default.aspx?enkwrd=Google" target="_blank">Google</a>, <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/10/pittsburgh-universities-bring-industry-back-city-tech">both city and university benefited </a>from the <strong>employment opportunities and insightful research</strong> generated from the partnerships.</p> <p>In Los Angeles, city-university collaboration has gone a step further with the November <strong>opening of an Internet of Things sandbox</strong> on the <a href="https://www.usc.edu/" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a> campus.</p> <p>The Intelligent IoT Integrator, or I3 Consortium, was created by the <a href="http://ita.lacity.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Information Technology Agency</a> (ITA) and <a href="https://www.marshall.usc.edu/" target="_blank">USC’s Marshall School of Business</a> and <a href="https://viterbischool.usc.edu/" target="_blank">Viterbi School of Engineering</a> to be a test site for the city to explore emerging technologies, <a href="http://statescoop.com/internet-of-things-sandbox-opens-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">StateScoop reports</a>.</p> <p>Using this consortium to build a community-based IoT network will allow the city and university to <strong>consolidate valuable information needed to make technological advances</strong>.</p> <p>“Community-based IoT networks are built from groups of independent citizens, companies and other entities that voluntarily work together to <strong>create powerful data ‘rivers’ or consolidated data streams from many IoT device owners</strong> into one common flow,” reads an <a href="https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2017/11/smart-city-consortium-formed-usc/" target="_blank">article</a> on the Viterbi School of Engineering website.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/register?newsletter" target="_blank"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2>The I3 Consortium Could Encourage Better Data Usage</h2> <p>As data streams grow, the I3 Consortium will be able to help the city of Los Angeles <strong>provide better customer service and streamline management of energy use, transit, garbage collection and other key city services</strong>. The Viterbi article notes that the planned data system could even help monitor unexpected activities such as cyberthreats.</p> <p>To do this, <a href="https://www.marshall.usc.edu/event/i3-consortium-launch" target="_blank">USC Marshall reports</a> that I3 will work with suppliers to create an environment to simplify testing of IoT tools, manage trust with the community of device owners and distribute information and software to encourage the evolution of IoT.</p> <p>Another one of the primary goals of I3 is to <strong>develop an open-source deliverable to help other communities establish their own data “rivers.”</strong></p> <p>“USC Viterbi through its Information Sciences Institute developed some of the early protocols for the internet that helped propel the information revolution,” said USC Viterbi School of Engineering Dean Yannis C. 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But that’s changing. Quite often, in fact, driven by the need to solve a problem, IT leaders step back and ask, “How can we do things differently?”</p> <p>As new capabilities facilitate new applications, these in turn inspire technologists to find new ways to leverage those applications. <strong>Our digital ecosystem is one of reciprocal inspiration, with each advance pushing us forward into an ever-expanding territory.</strong></p> <p>Successful marriages of creativity and technology are limitless, and we’re just beginning to see what our peers can dream up and achieve. Higher education is <strong>fortunate to have IT leaders who embrace the challenges of their field</strong> and take the time to ask that all-important question: “How can we do things not just differently, but better?”</p> <h2>Blended IT Initiatives Achieve Innovation</h2> <p>For example, some forward-looking institutions are merging two ­up-and-coming capabilities, <strong>data analytics and the Internet of Things</strong>, to achieve impressive (and practical) outcomes. The<a href="https://www.unl.edu/" target="_blank"> University of Nebraska–Lincoln</a> and the <a href="https://www.washington.edu/" target="_blank">University of Washington</a> are saving big through energy conservation initiatives that <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/colleges-use-iot-save-money-hvac-and-other-facilities">collect data from smart sensors in HVAC systems</a> and then run it through analytics software to gain valuable insights.</p> <p>One of the coolest things about these initiatives? They enable institutions to be <strong>proactive in maintaining facilities and fixing problems before they start</strong>. That generates both financial savings and goodwill from staff, who no longer have to wait for a heating or cooling system repair.</p> <p>In other cases, creativity stems from a desire to refashion nontechnical elements to better serve technology experts. For example, when Daytona State College’s IT leaders realized that <strong>their workspace was hampering employees’ ability to collaborate</strong> and brainstorm, they elected to <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/it-office-renovations-spark-better-service-and-more-collaboration">completely reimagine their physical environment</a>. “We decided we should start with a blank slate and really think about it as a functional and technical workspace,” says Associate IT Director Dave Tatum.</p> <p><strong>Technology solutions are often the answer. 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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.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40391"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:14:20 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40391 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Colleges Use IoT to Save Money on HVAC and Other Facilities https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/colleges-use-iot-save-money-hvac-and-other-facilities <span>Colleges Use IoT to Save Money on HVAC and Other Facilities</span> <img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201802/HET_Q118_Feat-Joch-hero.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="Data Center" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/user/13461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="meghan.bogarduscortez_13461">meghan.bogardu…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:02</span> <div><p>Consider this scenario: A facilities engineer on a college campus discovers a failure in an HVAC controller that may cause the system to dump too much cold air into a room.</p> <p>To compensate, the HVAC system reheats the extra cold air to maintain the desired comfort level, wasting energy and money in the process. The room’s occupants have no reason to contact facilities managers, which means technicians aren’t aware of the glitch.</p> <p>Problems like this are common, costly and tough to solve. But <strong>institutions are starting to use the Internet of Things (IoT) — pairing connected sensors with analytics software</strong> — to fix them. And they’re saving big money in the process.</p> <p>Energy engineers at the <a href="https://www.unl.edu/" target="_blank">University of Nebraska–Lincoln</a> were mindful of simultaneous heating and cooling issues when they implemented an environmental fault detection and diagnostics system two years ago. So, as they <strong>installed thousands of networked room sensors, they included an algorithm designed to spot HVAC breakdowns</strong>.</p> <p><img alt="HET_Q118_Feat-Joch-Lalit-Agarwal.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/HET_Q118_Feat-Joch-Lalit-Agarwal.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;">Lalit Agarwal says IoT initiatives around energy conservation are helping the University of Nebraska–Lincoln save thousands of dollars annually. Photo by Geoff Johnson</span></p> <p>“Lo and behold, a room in the Law College showed up with the heating and cooling problem,” says Lalit Agarwal, the university’s director of utility and energy management.</p> <p>Fixing the flawed air conditioner damper saved the university a modest $300 per year in excess energy costs. But the financial implications go well beyond that, Agarwal says: “Think about how many rooms we have on our campus. If just 5 percent of them have the same failure, we are looking at thousands of dollars a year in excess costs — for just one type of problem.”</p> <p>In fact, by Agarwal’s estimate, <strong>data-driven energy management activities have yielded about $200,000 in cost-avoidance savings</strong> in one year. Those savings likely will grow as facilities engineers continue to combine IoT with other technologies to proactively address HVAC issues that waste energy.</p> <p>Says Agarwal, “We’ve had instances where technicians show up to fix a classroom’s ventilation system, and the instructor says, ‘But I didn’t call for anybody.’ The technicians say, ‘We know, but you probably would have in a month.’”</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/register?newsletter"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2>IoT Optimizes HVAC Operations</h2> <p>IoT <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/03/internet-things-promises-smart-future-campus-infrastructure">lets institutions collect heaps of data on energy usage</a> and, just as importantly, analyze that data for wasteful consumption patterns and opportunities to optimize HVAC operations.</p> <p>“Energy management is right up there among the <strong>most compelling applications for IoT because it often results in direct cost savings</strong>,” says Steve Hoffenberg, the director of industry analysis, IoT and embedded technology at VDC Research.</p> <p><img alt="HET_Q118_Feat-Joch-elpunto.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/HET_Q118_Feat-Joch-elpunto.jpg" /></p> <p>To reap these savings, institutions combine low-cost digital sensors with analytics software in on-premises systems or cloud services designed for Big Data. Some implementations use onsite gateways that, among other duties, filter raw data streams to keep extraneous information from clogging local area networks and analytics engines.</p> <p>“Ideally, the analytics should be self-learning, so that it understands energy consumption patterns for a specific building and optimizes it based on actual usage, such as real-time occupancy,” Hoffenberg says.</p> <p>On the horizon, he says, are <strong>energy-related IoT systems that mix building sensory data with third-party weather data to help facilities staff manage energy consumption</strong> based on prevailing environmental conditions.</p> <h2>Successful Deployment Requires Collaboration of IoT Stakeholders</h2> <p>The rewards of IoT can be significant, but Chuck Benson, assistant director for IT, facilities services, at the <a href="https://www.washington.edu/" target="_blank">University of Washington</a>, says stakeholders may need to align their priorities. “There <strong>needs to be a lot of coordination to get these departments to work together closely</strong>,” he says.</p> <p>In particular, IT and operations staff tend to approach such projects in unique ways. “These professionals even see time differently: IT people are patching and changing systems on a daily and weekly basis. OT people think in terms of buildings that last decades,” Benson says. “<strong>It takes work, and regular meetings that start early in the process, to bring these two groups together.</strong>”</p> <h2>Increased Data Output Creates Troubleshooting Efficiencies</h2> <p>At Nebraska, the environmental fault detection and diagnostics implementation uses more than 60,000 sensors to monitor the campus’s HVAC and computerized maintenance management systems. An electronic dashboard displays summary data, including <strong>updated insights about energy consumption and alerts when HVAC performance dips</strong>.</p> <p>“Engineers get enough information to see possible faults and get a starting point for determining potential causes,” Agarwal says.</p> <p><img alt="HET_Q118_Feat-Joch-quote.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/HET_Q118_Feat-Joch-quote.jpg" /></p> <p>Multiple databases support the platform, including those running <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/content/cdwg/en/brand/microsoft-interstitial.html?enkwrd=microsoft" target="_blank">Microsoft</a> SQL and the open-source MariaDB technology. In addition, Agarwal and his staff are always on the lookout for innovations in data-driven energy management. “Cloud-based machine learning applications in <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/search/?key=Microsoft%20Azure&amp;ctlgfilter=&amp;searchscope=all&amp;sr=1" target="_blank">Microsoft Azure</a> and similar technologies may <strong>help systems learn how to reduce the time needed to identify HVAC faults</strong>,” Agarwal says. “That is definitely an area for us to investigate for the future.”</p> <p>The university’s fault detection and diagnostics system also supports an ongoing building recommissioning project. So far, more than a dozen buildings have been reconditioned for energy efficiency.</p> <p>“After we perform a full tuneup on HVAC equipment in older buildings, the IoT sensors, working in conjunction with the detection and diagnostics system, enable us to keep our eye on performance, so <strong>we can keep the systems running as optimally as possible over time</strong>,” Agarwal says.</p> <p>Recommissioning has reduced overall energy consumption by 17 percent and counting, he adds. “We’ve addressed barely 10 percent of the 130 buildings, so we expect even greater savings as we continue on this path,” Agarwal says.</p> </div> <div> <div>Content Subtype</div> <div>Article</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT14P519</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Data Center</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Higher Ed</div> </div> <div> <div>Original or Curated</div> <div>Original</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/higher/taxonomy/term/7441" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Content Length</div> <div>500-1000 words</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/colleges-use-iot-save-money-hvac-and-other-facilities" data-title="Colleges save big with #IoT initiatives for energy conservation @UNLincoln @UW" data-via="EdTech_HigherEd" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/colleges-use-iot-save-money-hvac-and-other-facilities" data-title="Colleges save big with #IoT initiatives for energy conservation @UNLincoln @UW" data-via="EdTech_HigherEd" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fedtechmagazine.com%2Fhigher%2Frss.xml%3Fdestination%3D%2Fhigher%2Farticle%2F2018%2F02%2Fvirtualized-applications-deliver-diverse-benefits-students-and-staff%26_exception_statuscode%3D403" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/02/colleges-use-iot-save-money-hvac-and-other-facilities" data-title="Colleges save big with #IoT initiatives for energy conservation @UNLincoln @UW" data-via="EdTech_HigherEd" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Feb</span> <span>14</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/author/alan-joch"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/jochphoto.jpg?itok=vT3N6nE7" width="58" height="58" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/alan-joch"> <div>Alan Joch</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=alanallegro&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Alan Joch has been an independent business and technology writer for more than a decade. His expertise includes server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing, emerging mobile applications, and cybersecurity.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/40386"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:02:17 +0000 meghan.bogarduscortez_13461 40386 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher