- Academic computing is expected to be a focus of campus technology leaders in 2013, and a number of initiatives ranging in size and scope are already in the works at several higher education institutions nationwide.
- Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., is still rolling out a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implemented last year that places all of the college's required software on a server accessible via laptop, desktop or tablet, and CIO Pat Schoknecht says she'd also like to bring 3D printers to the campus.
- St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, is installing advanced video conferencing equipment and building a new library and media center--as well as looking for more effective ways to utilize social media in and out of the classroom--and Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is implementing 1:1 tablet programs and has developed a number of mobile student life web sites.
From the article:
For administrators in higher education, each new year presents a clean slate that they can use to consider, test out, and implement new technology projects. In 2013, campus technology leaders are focusing more of their efforts on academic computing. Some initiatives are small in scale and limited to a handful of classrooms or departments while others permeate entire campuses. Regardless of size and scope, each of these projects comes together to contribute to the institution's educational mission. ...