Category Archives: IT Administration

New Resource Assists in Software Purchasing Decisions

How often do you or your department need to identify the best software to purchase? Or do you face situations in which you need to select the best option among several free versions of software? Accessibility to people with disabilities … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Forecasts for 2013

Time for my annual crystal ball gazing into the future of ed tech for the coming year.  Technology is notoriously difficult to forecast, and prognosticators are often forced to eat their words in the end (See Top Ten Bad Tech … Continue reading

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Administration: The (Un?)Necessary Evil

You know the old saying:  “those who can’t do, teach?”  In the world of higher education, it may be more accurate to say “those who can’t do, administer.” In all honesty, I don’t put much stock in either saying: the … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Windows 8

David Goldman reports that the new Windows 8, due out later this year is a game changer.  It is essentially an attempt to combine the capabilities of a PC with the intuitive look and feel of a tablet.  It has … Continue reading

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Interviewing Tips

As a hiring supervisor, I’ve filled more than twenty open positions in the past 8 years. These jobs report to the central IT organization of a large state supported university. They support faculty, staff, and graduate students involved in the … Continue reading

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Weeding out the job applicant pool with use-based scenarios

In 2008, we created two new positions within the department. Employee in these positions would be expected to answer incident questions (tickets) which the front line help desk had neither the knowledge nor access to resolve. They’ll be level two … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Forecasts for 2012

I’m about to indulge in my annual prognosticating regarding educational technology trends for the New Year.  Here is what some of the experts say is on the horizon for 2012: Educause reports that: Schools will struggle to deal with the … Continue reading

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OmniTouch – a wearable, projectable, sensing computer interface

Want to hear about a truly astonishing development in mobile computing? How would you like to use almost any surface as a computer interface? Read on! Continue reading

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