Tag Archives: Online Higher Ed

Content Management Goes to School

By now Content Management Systems (CMS) are well established in most corporate environments — especially those heavily regulated such as transportation, energy, and legal verticals.  Firms whose product is content have also invested heavily in CMS though typically these systems are optimized for rich media management which brings with it special challenges associated with video… Read More »

Reinventing the University – Thoughts on Where and When

Cover articles of The Economist are always worth reading.  However when the June 28 edition led with “Creative Destruction: Reinventing the University” I was more than a bit interested to read what one of the world’s leading news magazines would say about a topic so close to my own heart.  To be sure, the magazine had… Read More »

Arizona State and Starbucks in Pathbreaking Educational Benefits Deal

Arizona State University (ASU) is taking a page from the playbook of University of Maryland University College (UMUC). While there seems to be a Starbucks coffee shop on every corner, the U.S. military services are still larger employers of young Americans without a college education. UMUC has grown to be the largest online educational enterprise… Read More »

Authoring and Delivery of Online Lessons Becomes Easy

This summer Microsoft is rolling out an authoring and delivery tool, called Office Mix, that seems likely to drive down the cost of preparing online lessons and tutorials, and of building digital collections for education, decision support and knowledge management.  Office Mix extends Powerpoint 2013 (with the addition of a web camera) to enable users… Read More »

Global Online Higher Ed: Matching Content with Demand

Outside the United States the demand for post-secondary education is at an all-time high. Rapid population growth in Asia, coupled with the need for a increasingly skilled workforce throughout the developing world, has created tremendous demand for high quality technical training and education.   Major vendors  such as Cisco, Microsoft, and SAP have long targeted global… Read More »