University CIOs identify top 6 higher ed tech trends to look out for in 2013


Dive Summary:

  • Based on interviews with CIOs from several universities, Campus Technology compiled a list of the top six tech trends to keep an eye on in higher ed this year.
  • Topping the list was the increased use of "big data," as campuses will likely begin to use all student information available to them to develop internal models that help officials figure out things like what student characteristics are likely to translate to success.
  • Rounding out the rest of the list were faster reaction times to student feedback, college networks straining due to bring-your-own-device (BYOD), an increase in diverse computing, school-developed mobile apps becoming more prevalent, and the growth of social media as a classroom tool.

From the article:

Here are six areas that every IT pro in higher education should keep an eye on during the coming year. With every corner of the higher education space impacted by technology in one way or another, keeping up with the latest and greatest products, tools, applications, and equipment is no easy feat. To help, Campus Technology picked the brains of several university CIOs to get their take on the key IT trends that will take hold in higher education during the coming year. ...

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