Tag Archives: education

Higher Ed CIO Challenge 1 – Globalization of Education

by | July 3, 2012

This is the first of a three part series on Challenges for Higher Education CIOs – Globalization of Education. The delivery of education has become a global business.  The number of students from K to 12 aged populations in North America are decreasing, putting pressure on education institutions to look for customers in global markets. … Read more »

Challenges for Higher Education CIOs

by | June 30, 2012

This is the introductory post describing three challenges for higher education Chief Information Officers. Higher education is evolving and adapting which presents challenges to the traditional approaches to IT service delivery.  This section explores three challenges facing Higher Education CIOs: Globalization of Education Consumerization of IT Cloud Computing Services. The first challenge facing CIOs is… Read more »

Full Disclosure, A Favourited Tweet Does Not Mean I Read It … Yet

by | January 20, 2012

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Twitter. Twitter provides the medium for my tailored news source (I find out about world events on Twitter faster than any of the regular news outlets), my 24×7 global support base (see my post The Evolution of My Global Network) and my notetaker (this attempt… Read more »

Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education – Yes!

by | January 15, 2012

Adrian Grigoriu wrote an article in eBizq titled Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education in Nov 2011 – http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/ea_matters/2011/11/enterprise-architecture-and-higher-education.php.  I have been meaning to write a supportive post to Adrian and finally have time.  In a nutshell, I agree and Adrian’s makes 3 excellent points for why Enterprise Architecture should be taught.  Adrian’s short article is… Read more »

Thinking about Your Career Path

by | June 15, 2011

I have the privilege of leading a great group of IT professionals at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Part of my role is to help my team members think about and plan for their careers. I wrote about an approach using Personal Learning Plans that contributes to my thinking about this topic.  I also… Read more »

Motivation at a Glance – Resource Site

by | February 21, 2011

In the fall, I took the Syracuse University iSchool course IST 617 – Motivational Aspects of Information Use taught by Dr Ruth Small.  Our main project was to research and write a description of a motivational theory. I selected Canadian Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory.  My assignment has now been posted to the Motivation at a… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Office 365

by | February 2, 2011

Raj Mukherjee, Senior Product Manager Office 365 for Education http://office365.microsoft.com/en-US/online-services.aspx Some things to consider: state of the art email, calendar and collaboration environments classroom collaboration tools integrated communications, portal and cloud computing migration to the cloud etc Cloud Services in Education meet student and educator needs learning from anywhere lower costs enterprise class security, reliability and… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – MS Priorities in Higher Ed

by | February 2, 2011

James Garner Ptaszynski, Ph.D. – Senior Director, World Wide Higher Education Strategy  [email protected] Microsoft Priorities for Higher Education – Creating the University of the Future – Today (stop waiting for tommorrow’s technology) Trends – Global Competition, The Economy, Elite & For Profit Institutions, Students & Consumerization of IT Look at article – Leadership – Stephen… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Keynote

by | February 2, 2011

Anthony Salcito, VP World Wide Education, Microsoft – [email protected] 617-877-2780 Technology in Education – Expect More Today’s Challenges attract and retain students, researchers and academics in an increasingly competitive environment student populations are growing and are more diverse, distributed, discerning and price concious limited government funding and tight budgets Collaborative Campus a vision and an IT architecture designed… Read more »