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How Tech Helps Eliminate Campus Parking Challenges for Students

Campus parking has been transformed by technology in recent years, and one of the most important new technologies is parking guidance. Parking guidance uses sensors to keep track of how many spaces are available in a parking lot or garage and on individual floors and transmits that information to strategically placed signage to help direct […]

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The Value of Building Virtual Campus Tours

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of higher education, including the college selection process. Gone are the days—temporarily—of the tradition of prospective students taking road trips to visit colleges or universities they are considering attending to get a sense of the campus, speak with current students and faculty, tour student housing, and explore the […]

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10 New EdTech Tools to Power Teaching and Learning

Instead of the usual hustle and bustle through bright and crowded exhibit hall aisles, trade shows kept exhibitors and attendees at home this year and took a virtual approach to showcasing new edtech tools and trends. During FETC and TCEA in late January and early February, virtual attendees attended presentations and engaging keynotes–and also had the chance to explore the […]

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Why an Educational Institution’s Website Can Make or Break its Credibility

For many–if not most–potential students, as well as faculty and staff seeking employment, your college or university’s website delivers their first impressions of your institution directly onto their phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. The impact of “curb appeal,” of driving past your gates or taking an anonymous stroll around your campus to get a […]

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How Simulated Healthcare Training Supports Medical Education Programs

Healthcare simulation is the modern way to educate and train healthcare professionals to master cognitive, technical, and behavioral skill sets through technologically advanced crafted experiences. The term healthcare simulation is also commonly referred to as medical simulation or, in specific circumstances, surgical simulation and nursing simulation. How does the healthcare simulation methodology work? The process […]

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3 Ways to Engage Remote Students and Donors with Immersive Content

Higher education organizations have traditionally been slower to adopt technology and embrace digital transformation than others. But this last year has forced higher education institutions–both four-year colleges and universities and community colleges–to accelerate their digital efforts. Practically overnight, their online presence became their only presence. Without in-person classes or campus events, organizations must adopt a […]

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3 Ways to Engage Remote Students and Donors with Immersive Content

Higher education organizations have traditionally been slower to adopt technology and embrace digital transformation than others. But this last year has forced higher education institutions–both four-year colleges and universities and community colleges–to accelerate their digital efforts. Practically overnight, their online presence became their only presence. Without in-person classes or campus events, organizations must adopt a […]

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The Resurgence of Brick-and-Mortar Stores: One-of-a-kind Shopping Experiences Are Turning Customers into Brand Ambassadors
April 24, 2024

In the convenient world of e-commerce, big box stores are seeing a resurgence. Chains like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Target are experimenting with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences that can turn casual shoppers into loyal fans. In a recent Experts Talk roundtable, Allen Adamson, Co-Founder at Metaforce, highlighted how one-of-a-kind shopping experiences make for exciting […]

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Revolutionize Customer Engagement Through Digital Augmentations in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

The digital transformation of retail experiences in physical stores has become crucial as big-box retailers strive to maintain their relevance and competitive edge in a digital era. These retailers are embedding interactive features and digital augmentations in their physical locations to offer unique, engaging customer experiences. This approach merges the tactile allure of in-store […]

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Enthusiastic and Trained Employees can Enhance Experiences and Drive Success in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

In today’s retail landscape, big-box retailers are emphasizing the importance of their physical locations, even as the digital marketplace continues to expand. Stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart are not just maintaining their brick-and-mortar presence but are actively enhancing it with features like interactive elements and new store openings. This reassertion of the […]

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The Coexistence of Big Box and Small Retail Relies on Synergistic Relationships
April 24, 2024

Despite being long time competitors, big box retailers and small local businesses can both coexist in ways that benefit the other. Of course, both retail formats are different but by maintaining their core business models, the two can bank and leverage their strengths and still be open to synergistic relationships. During an episode of […]

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Virtual Reality is Transforming Agricultural Education
February 25, 2021

Today’s farmers, from family farms to large-scale agricultural concerns, are integrating state-of-the art technologies into their operations to increase crop yields and efficiently use water, fertilizer, and pesticides, decreasing negative environmental impacts and increasing worker safety. One aspect of this, controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), is a technology-based approach toward food production. CEA assists in providing protection […]

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Virtual Reality is Transforming Agricultural Education
February 25, 2021

Today’s farmers, from family farms to large-scale agricultural concerns, are integrating state-of-the art technologies into their operations to increase crop yields and efficiently use water, fertilizer, and pesticides, decreasing negative environmental impacts and increasing worker safety. One aspect of this, controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), is a technology-based approach toward food production. CEA assists in providing protection […]

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Why the Right AV is Critical for Remote Learning
February 25, 2021

BY JARED MUKAI, PH.D., MANAGER OF AV TECHNOLOGIES AND SPECIAL PROJECTS, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY This summer posed some unique challenges for colleges and universities across the country, as many needed to act quickly to implement the right AV technology solutions to help faculty create collaborative and engaging learning experiences, regardless of whether or not students would […]

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Why College Curriculum Should Include Data Center Education
February 17, 2021

More people are retiring from data centers than are joining the profession. Research suggests that about 33 percent of data center professionals in the US expect to retire by 2025, and as previously noted, the pool of candidates to replace them is small and shrinking by the day. Our typical approach as an industry–relying on […]

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Bridging the Educational Divide with Tech Skilling
February 17, 2021

Closing the educational divide and the digital skills gap has always been important to technologically-minded educators, but the disruptions of COVID-19 have brought a new urgency. Ensuring all students can participate equitably and fulfill their dreams in society hinges on having the right access to technology, especially in the education system. Students from underserved schools […]

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7 Higher-Ed IT Trends to Track in 2021
February 11, 2021

Higher education, like many other industries, has undoubtedly been hit heavily by the pandemic. Classes have shifted to online and hybrid environments, budgets are squeezed more than ever, and higher-ed IT and technology needs continue to evolve. Institutions are taking a hard look at IT infrastructure to ensure they are set up to provide the […]

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How Virtual Schools will Lead the ‘Next Normal’
February 9, 2021

For some industries, 2020 was a boon to business. Their vision and innovative thinking were finally acknowledged and given the attention they deserved. One of them is education–specifically online learning and virtual schools. Online learning is growing rapidly and is well-positioned to be the next big thing in education. In fact, virtual schools are on track […]

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3 Keys to Success for Using Cloud Solutions in Higher Ed
February 4, 2021

Like a wide range of industries, higher education institutions have adopted cloud solutions that offer a variety of immediate and longer-term benefits specific to the needs of universities and colleges. Cloud computing is especially effective in supporting content services platforms that aggregate documents and information across multiple repositories to connect disparate applications. Content services are […]

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7 Apps to Teach Students Coding Skills
February 2, 2021

Inspired by the Hour of Code, many educators have pledged to go well beyond 60 minutes and teach their students coding and programming skills on a regular basis. The beauty of learning to code is that its benefits stay with students even if students do not pursue programming degrees or careers. Computational thinking, problem solving, and […]

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