Category Archives: IT Administration
How often do you or your department need to identify the best software to purchase? Or do you face situations in which you need to select the best option among several free versions of software? Accessibility to people with disabilities should be one of the criteria used in making a purchasing decision. However, many are [...]
Time for my annual crystal ball gazing into the future of ed tech for the coming year. Technology is notoriously difficult to forecast, and prognosticators are often forced to eat their words in the end (See Top Ten Bad Tech Predictions). Nevertheless, I’ll try to sweep aside the veil and peer into the new year [...]
You know the old saying: ”those who can’t do, teach?” In the world of higher education, it may be more accurate to say “those who can’t do, administer.” In all honesty, I don’t put much stock in either saying: the larger truth is that the best teachers are those who “can do”, and the best [...]
David Goldman reports that the new Windows 8, due out later this year is a game changer. It is essentially an attempt to combine the capabilities of a PC with the intuitive look and feel of a tablet. It has touch screen input but can work with a mouse and keyboard as well. The opening [...]
As a hiring supervisor, I’ve filled more than twenty open positions in the past 8 years. These jobs report to the central IT organization of a large state supported university. They support faculty, staff, and graduate students involved in the learning mission of the university. These jobs require a bachelors or masters degree, and various [...]
In 2008, we created two new positions within the department. Employee in these positions would be expected to answer incident questions (tickets) which the front line help desk had neither the knowledge nor access to resolve. They’ll be level two support partners in the ITIL model. Prior to the creation of these positions, everyone in [...]
I’m about to indulge in my annual prognosticating regarding educational technology trends for the New Year. Here is what some of the experts say is on the horizon for 2012: Educause reports that: Schools will struggle to deal with the consumerization of IT – students as well as faculty expect support for consumer technology in [...]
Want to hear about a truly astonishing development in mobile computing? How would you like to use almost any surface as a computer interface? Read on!
Mobile web site vs. web app. Which is best? Which one is trending? Find out inside!!
Missouri banned private teacher-student communications via social media. What are the implications?