window._mfq = window._mfq || []; (function() { var mf = document.createElement("script"); mf.type = "text/javascript"; mf.async = true; mf.src = "//cdn.mouseflow.com/projects/0148bb62-7ff8-46ae-a466-bf3fd13c7d09.js"; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(mf); })();
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORT

TaylorWorks Blog

Higher Education Using Technology to Manage Operations

Higher Education Using Technology to Manage Operations

Have you ever wondered how colleges and universities function at a technological level? With so many students, you might start to think about how these institutions secure data, ensure timely completion of degrees, and closely monitor student retention efforts, all in addition to the normal IT operations that you would see at any business.

The fact of the matter is that universities have a lot of industry-specific technology that goes into making a functional institution of higher education, and that’s without mentioning secure access to student records, maintaining the productivity suites in computer labs, and providing intuitive smart technology for better lectures. We know a guy who’s well-versed in the types of solutions utilized by institutions of higher education, and we think you might find what he has to say to be interesting.

Degree Progress Management
Each student that is matriculated into a degree program has to complete a set of requisite courses. These courses will vary drastically from program to program, but the fact remains that each student must complete these requirements if they hope to graduate with a degree. Some programs have electives (any course the student wants) or selectives (any course from a selected group of classes), which complicates the process of choosing classes and opens up the door for students to take courses that don’t necessarily fulfill their degree requirements.

To minimize the risk of this happening, real-time degree progress can be viewed through programs like DegreeWorks. This program can show students, faculty, and staff advisors how many credits and courses must be completed by a student, as well as which classes fulfill specific requirements. Students can even process “what if” reports, which can show them how their degree progress is affected by something like changing their major.

Student Retention
It’s not a stretch to say that some students enter higher education underprepared for the increased workload. Whether it’s because of students not knowing how to access the proper resources, needing educational supplements like tutors, or simply requiring a support system that the student doesn’t have at home or on-campus, student retention and persistence can be a challenge for many institutions.

In an effort to improve these statistics, student retention software can be used by faculty and staff to assign flags, create to-do lists, and make appointments with students who are in need of assistance or support. In this way, the support structure that many students need to succeed is both accessible and informative for them.

Online Learning
In today’s increasingly-connected world, online learning has become a viable alternative to traditional, or synchronous, learning. When we say “synchronous,” we mean the traditional lecture style of education, in which a student must be physically present in the classroom to participate in discussions. Asynchronous learning, which is significantly less structured and more of an “at your own pace” approach to education, has provided students with limited time and geographic resources an opportunity to learn at their own pace in a less structured environment.

Depending on the institution, the online learning application might be something like BlackBoard, Angel, or Brightspace, rebranded to suit the proprietary needs of the university. Either way, the end result is generally the same. Online learning uses a centralized environment for all of a student’s learning needs, providing access to message boards, learning modules, grade books, open educational resources, and so much more.

Again, we understand that not all of our readers have stakes in the education sector; we just wanted to share some interesting solutions that are used by professionals in this industry. Are there any other industries you want to learn more about? Let us know in the comments and be sure to subscribe for more great technology-related blogs.

Considerations for Your Business’ Collaboration
How to Use YouTube’s Full Capabilities for Your Bu...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, April 19 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Network Security Technology Best Practices Cloud Business Computing Privacy Data Backup Hosted Solutions Managed IT Services Malware Hackers Data Recovery Email Internet VoIP Mobile Devices Productivity Data User Tips Google Communications Innovation Internet of Things Outsourced IT Tech Term Microsoft Software IT Services Backup Cloud Computing Hardware Efficiency Cybersecurity Business Continuity Artificial Intelligence Business Management Saving Money Business Smartphones BDR Workplace Tips Communication Small Business Android Ransomware Managed IT Services Windows 10 Phishing Smartphone Cybercrime IT Support Network Router Disaster Recovery IT Support Gadgets Browser Applications Collaboration Chrome Mobile Device Windows Training Encryption Law Enforcement Server How To Managed IT Computer Proactive IT Word Avoiding Downtime Holiday Business Intelligence Mobility Office 365 Virtualization Social Media Data Security Spam Mobile Device Management Money Data Protection Two-factor Authentication Save Money Access Control Blockchain Computers Information Passwords BYOD Operating System Apps Managed Service Identity Theft Bandwidth Social Engineering Business Technology Productivity Telephone Systems Education Servers Remote Monitoring App Vulnerability Connectivity Document Management Facebook Miscellaneous File Sharing Upgrade Settings Private Cloud Compliance Machine Learning Redundancy IT Management Firewall Wi-Fi Alert Paperless Office Voice over Internet Protocol Automation Software as a Service Analysis Value Telephony Human Resources Unsupported Software Cryptocurrency Virtual Private Network Hacker Data Storage Budget Infrastructure Health Microsoft Office VPN Business Owner Staff Healthcare Remote Computing Bring Your Own Device Employer-Employee Relationship Manufacturing Credit Cards Networking Virtual Assistant Update Big Data Unified Threat Management Google Drive Users Meetings Botnet Website Workers Keyboard Solid State Drive Fraud CES Sports Telephone System Flexibility Information Technology OneNote Work/Life Balance Password Data loss Mobile Computing Save Time Wireless Content Management Google Docs Data Breach Spam Blocking Scam IT Plan Smart Tech Windows 7 Display Augmented Reality Comparison Authentication Worker Commute Administrator Online Shopping Electronic Medical Records IT Consultant Students HIPAA End of Support Google Search Multi-Factor Security Insurance Battery Regulations Logistics Marketing eWaste Wireless Internet Legal Entertainment Security Cameras Government The Internet of Things USB PDF Wiring Frequently Asked Questions Backup and Disaster Recovery Specifications FENG Content Filter Office Tips Root Cause Analysis Shortcuts Trending Windows 10s Fiber-Optic Nanotechnology Technology Tips Quick Tips Microchip Skype Evernote Leadership Proactive Software Tips Net Neutrality Practices Safe Mode Project Management Criminal Wire HaaS Employee/Employer Relationship Netflix Recovery GDPR Excel Cryptomining Millennials Password Manager Storage Data Management eCommerce Accountants HVAC Physical Security ISP Lifestyle SaaS Cables Start Menu Wireless Charging Digital Signature Electronic Health Records Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Hosted Computing Warranty Flash Biometric Security Current Events Data Warehousing Smartwatch WiFi Cleaning Hard Drives E-Commerce Tip of the week Database Workforce Business Mangement Social Travel Enterprise Content Management Line of Business File Versioning Audit Unified Communications Devices Search Engine Mobile webinar Inventory Patch Management Printer OLED Amazon Knowledge Smart Office Risk Management Computing Infrastructure Employee Windows 10 Computer Care Password Management Camera Windows Server 2008 Telecommuting Gmail Addiction Screen Mirroring Vendor Vendor Management Emails IoT Public Cloud MSP HBO Multiple Versions Theft Thought Leadership Bing Professional Services Conferencing Strategy YouTube Samsung Virtual Reality Cortana Mouse Sync Amazon Web Services Network Congestion Digital Signage NIST Black Market Content Filtering Distribution Remote Work Downtime Recycling Cache Cast Charger Instant Messaging Managed Service Provider Remote Worker Outlook Restore Data Computer Fan Google Apps Streaming Media Hacking Help Desk Tools Wireless Technology 5G IBM Transportation Safety Video Games Books Hiring/Firing IT solutions How to Public Computer Automobile Worker Managing Stress Customer Relationship Management Loyalty Benefits Competition Fun Internet exploMicrosoft IP Address Best Practice Troubleshooting Files Rootkit Customer Service Smart Technology Office Utility Computing Employer Employee Relationship Scalability Advertising Emergency Mobile Office Colocation Shadow IT Hosted Solution Twitter History Domains Relocation Computer Accessories Experience Search Two Factor Authentication Regulation Analytics CrashOverride Content Techology Public Speaking Assessment Humor Presentation Bluetooth Music Lithium-ion battery Politics Internet Exlporer Printers Audiobook User Error Webinar Wearable Technology Hybrid Cloud Tech Support Television Company Culture

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite