“The higher education sector is entering a renaissance of innovation spurred on by students and staff using handheld devices to access and share information,” stated Jeff Sweetman, Chief Operating Officer at Rosslyn Analytics. “In 2012, the proliferation of consumer-friendly technologies will move into back-office functions such as procurement and finance. This shift will enable universities and colleges to create operational savings which will fund exciting private-public sector research projects that will create jobs across campuses.”
This past Tuesday I was joined on-air by the Assistant Editor from eCampus News Denny Carter to discuss these as well as other anticipated developments in the higher ed sector – including the nature and degree of impact that pending budget cuts will have in 2012.
It was a fast-paced, informative 45 minute segment, in which we delved into some of the predicted changes in the back office of our country’s higher education institutions, and also examined front line developments in areas such as the creation of an eLearning caucus in Congress and the increasing use of social media in our education system.
To listen to the on-demand broadcast simply click on the following link; Higher Education in 2012: A Year of Big Change?
Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He’s always updatingeCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing importance of social media on campus, protecting school networks, and harnessing technology that can be turned from a distraction to an asset for instructors and professors.
After graduating from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2005, Dennis got his start in education reporting at The Gazette newspapers in Laurel, Md., where he covered the Prince George’s County school district for two years.