Magazine article University Business

Something for Everyone

Magazine article University Business

Something for Everyone

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IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE YOUR PLANS YET FOR EduComm 2011, let me take this opportunity to tell you about the variety of fast-paced, information-packed breakout sessions scheduled for attendees. Covering a range of topics from learning technology and social media to enrollment strategies and leadership issues, the sessions are designed to inform and enlighten all decision makers at colleges and universities about the changes, and challenges and solutions, that higher education must confront today and in the coming years. Here's a look at a few of the more than 40 sessions and keynote presentations you can expect:

Everything You Wanted to Know About Lecture Caprare, But Were Afraid to Ask. Research shows more than half of all universities already have a strategic plan for academic webcasting, more than a quarter of all students now take at least one online course, and analysts predict the lecture capture market is going to triple over the next five years. This session will answer your questions (and address misconceptions) about putting your lectures online.

University 2.0. The emergence of mobility, consumerization and the "always-on" web has become the norm for students in their personal lives. But, what will happen as the gap between what the student expects and what the faculty are comfortable with widens? Is it possible to offer enterprise applications services to today's mobile student carrying a tablet or a smartphone? What must universities do to remain relevant? …

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