Category: IT Administration

New Resource Assists in Software Purchasing Decisions

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013


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 should be one of the criteria used in making a purchasing decision. However, many are […]

Ed Tech Forecasts for 2013

Friday, December 21st, 2012


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 Predictions).  Nevertheless, I’ll try to sweep aside the veil and peer into the new year […]

Administration: The (Un?)Necessary Evil

Monday, June 11th, 2012


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 larger truth is that the best teachers are those who “can do”, and the best […]

Get Ready for Windows 8

Friday, March 23rd, 2012


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 touch screen input but can work with a mouse and keyboard as well.  The opening […]

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