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Motivating IT staff at colleges and universities

Motivating IT: Dump Bonuses and Low Base Salaries; Pay Fairly and Well; Ratchet Up Autonomy

Are you taking the wrong approach to motivating the IT team at your college or university? You might be, if you are using traditional and intuitive approaches to rewarding behavior. That is according to Daniel Pink, the keynote speaker at the 2015 Educause conference in Indianapolis.

Affordable Learning at Scale With OER

Open educational resources free students and faculty from the tyranny of the textbook. Here's how to encourage large-scale adoption.

Making Waves of Innovation — A Model from Pepperdine University

Many higher education institutions are working on initiatives to maintain a culture of creativity and innovation even in difficult economic times. CT spoke with Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives Lee Kats, to learn about Pepperdine University's Waves of Innovation model.

8 CIO Tips for Leading Change in Higher Education

When it comes to technology in higher ed, change is inevitable. Here, IT leaders from across the country talk about how they manage change at their institutions.

5 Lessons Worth Learning About E-Portfolios

The University of Alaska Anchorage shares best practices from its institution-wide electronic portfolio implementation and new approaches to gain rapid traction among faculty and students.

Core Principles, Best Practices, Tips, and More — Revising a Popular Resource Guide for Teaching Online

Judith Boettcher gives CT a heads-up about the upcoming revision of The Online Teaching Survival Guide.

7 Up-and-Coming Wearable Technologies

Sensory messaging devices, stress-reducing headpieces, biometric authentication bands and more — these cutting-edge wearables could soon be coming to your campus.

A Mobile Portal Designed for Accessibility First, Mobility Second

The portal at the University of Mississippi was recently redesigned to accommodate today's mobile devices, with an emphasis on responsiveness, accessibility and a user-friendly experience.

Changing the Way Users Discover and Access Campus Services

Indiana University developed a search-based, mobile-friendly approach to campus services discovery that is now available to other institutions via rSmart's OneCampus.

Virtual Reality Space Lets Students Experience Big Data

A new facility at Virginia Tech uses large-scale visuals and sound to immerse users in vast amounts of data.