Saturday, November 26, 2016

Student Success Pervades Top IT Issues for 2017 - Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

Educause's annual roundup of the most pressing issues in higher ed technology highlights data issues, digital transformation of learning and "next-generation" use of IT. The complexities of technology just don't generate much concern among college and university IT leaders these days. What do are more strategic initiatives such as student success, the transformation of learning and the use of data. Yes, it's true that for the second year running cybersecurity has come in first on Educause's list of the Top 10 IT issues for higher education. But this year it doesn't dominate the results as it did last year, according to Susan Grajek, the organization's vice president of data, research and analytics. Information security "is a huge risk area," she said, but, according to Educause member votes, "not by quite as much."

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