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A Truly Global Education Community at VMworld EMEA

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  Immediately on the heels of the Annual EDUCAUSE 2018 Conference in Denver, Colorado, the VMware global education team headed to Barcelona for 2018’s VMworld EMEA event, changing the venue but not the topics of conversation. To bring everyone together, we hosted a higher education workshop and saw the room filled with some of the Read more...

EDUCAUSE 2018: What Blew Me Away in Denver

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  EDUCAUSE 2018 Highlights At the end of each EDUCAUSE annual conference, I take time to look back on the conversations and meetings that took place to see what jumps out at me. This year, I didn’t have to think twice.   What I Heard For the first time, I met teams of people—including IT, Read more...
Strategy

Want Ideal Outcomes in Education? Strategy!

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Prioritizing Strategy Having surgery slows you down. While I don’t appreciate the pain, I do welcome the opportunity forced downtime gives you to think. To really evaluate and focus. And in our crazy, fast-paced technology world, there’s something to be said for stepping back from the day-to-day long enough to be as thoughtful as possible Read more...
Blended Learning and Collaboration

This Year At EDUCAUSE – VMware In Education

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VMware in the Mile High City The Rocky Mountains won’t be the only peaks on our minds at the EDUCAUSE 2018 Annual Conference in Denver later this month. Attendees will be eager to solve the rising student demand for online technology to be incorporated into higher education learning environments. As we learned from the latest Faculty and Read more...

Attracting and Retaining Students and Faculty: The Role of Automating IT in Education

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Motivations for choosing a particular college or university program are changing. After tuition costs (which remain a, if not the, top consideration), students are increasingly querying about digital access. That’s why becoming a truly digital campus is now top-of-mind for leaders of academic institutions. After all, digital transformation is driving limitless learning and innovation in Read more...

Taking Notes: Higher Education Trends at VMworld 2018

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On a late-August Sunday afternoon as many students headed back to their respective college campuses, Aaron Colley, Manager, Digital Workspace Services at Auburn University told a Higher Education Workshop audience, “The efficiency, mobility, and visibility VMware technology gives us is what allows me to be here today, speaking to you at VMworld in Las Vegas, Read more...

Overcoming IT Fragmentation by Democratizing University Enterprise IT Transformation

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One of the most potent obstacles to innovation of any kind is cultural or historical inertia. In the realm of education technology, as innovation increasingly promises new approaches to education, institutions are eyeing new solutions to solve the most pressing problems in their enterprises. But is that the right approach? Institutions undergoing digital transformation may Read more...

Education Game-Changers From VMworld 2017 In Las Vegas

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At VMworld 2017, VMware showed off its Mojo (I always knew we had it).  But it also gave K-12 and higher education institutions the chance not only to learn new things, but also to hear VMware leadership discuss where the company is going, discover new products and, most importantly in my mind, the chance to collaborate with Read more...

Behind Mobile: What Makes Student-Facing Solutions Possible?

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In education technology, the front-and-center solutions always seem to be student-centric and classroom-facing. That makes sense because investing in classroom EdTech should translate to measurable improvements – better test scores, deeper understanding, improved creativity and critical thinking, and collaboration or other soft skills—all of which are critical if school systems are to positively impact the future of their Read more...