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  • The Power of the Digital Experience: Bringing the 2017 Solar Eclipse’s Effects to Light With Globe

    August 18th, 2017

    On August, 21, 12 million Americans will look out their windows and see their typical daytime view enshrouded in darkness during the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

  • Protect Your School from Your Students

    October 20th, 2016

    Over the past decade, technology has become an integral part of the classroom and learning experience. Instructors and students both rely on computers and Internet connectivity to teach, research, and learn. Many school computers are protected with access restrictions and anti-virus software, however the Internet connectivity of these devices has been left widely unmanaged. The results? Schools across the nation are facing interruptions to instruction at an alarming rate through Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

    Reed Shipley
    Security Specialist Engineer, F5 Networks
  • Making Higher Education Accessible, Agile, and Adaptable

    July 6th, 2016

    “There’s a tsunami coming!” That’s how the President of Stanford University, John Hennessy, described the coming changes and challenges associated with the digitization of education. This monumental transformation is regarded by academic leaders as a drastic change in the way people learn, teach, and interact. There’s no doubt that technology has significantly affected, and will continue to change, how and where people learn. The key is for organizations to get ahead of the wave.

    Steve Hand
    Manager, SAP
  • Changing the Game of eLearning with Adobe

    June 2nd, 2016

    Today, nearly 80% of companies leverage eLearning to train their workforce, and with a wide variety of tools on the market – nearly double what was available five years ago – it’s becoming more and more challenging for instructors to choose the right tools for their audience. To help educators and instructional designers across industries stay ahead of today’s rapidly evolving eLearning landscape, Adobe and Carahsoft held an Adobe eLearning Conference in Washington, DC this May. The conference began with eLearning evangelists Allen Partridge and Jane Bozarth setting the stage for the rest of the day by explaining the present landscape of learning and how digital technologies are changing how we learn, and in response, how we educate. Throughout the rest of the summit, major trends emerged around developing video, encouraging presenter creativity, and the importance of implementing a mLearning (mobile learning) strategy.

    Tiffany Chang
    Digital Collaboration Specialist, Carahsoft
  • 40 Million Users and Counting

    May 24th, 2016

    More than 40 million students, teachers, and administrators in schools worldwide, including 7 of the 8 Ivy League universities in the United States, are using Google Apps for Education - a set of communication and collaboration tools that includes email, calendar, unlimited storage, and documents. The array of offerings is designed to inspire collaboration and encourage anytime, anywhere connection and learning. This means that today’s students, who will soon enter the workforce, are expecting the functionality of the Google suite in their post-graduate life – and many will be happy to find that 5 million business are using Google Apps today.

    Liz Losi
    Director of Sales, Google Team at Carahsoft
  • Back to School for Higher Education Technology

    February 12th, 2016

    The workforce in our nation’s universities and colleges is as diverse as the student body. From professors, administrators, technology specialists, to maintenance crews, higher education institutions must support a wide range of functions. More, within all of these diverse positions, there is a mix of tenured, general employees, part-time workers, contractors, and more. This huge mix presents a challenge to HR teams looking to ensure the right staffing levels and maintain an engaged and happy workforce.

    Steve Hand
    Manager, SAP
  • The World is Now Our Classroom

    November 9th, 2015

    Learning has always extended beyond the classroom, but with today’s technology the classroom is no longer traditionally confined to a place with four walls. Whether students are enrolled in a full-time degree program on a campus, completing classwork online, getting a new certification, or simply brushing up professional skills, today’s students expect to be able to do their work when and where they want.

  • Make e-Learning Captivating

    August 24th, 2015

    Adobe’s new Captivate Prime is a cloud-based Learning Management Solution (LMS) that allows users to setup, deliver, and track learning from one platform. The solution makes it easy to create interactive e-Learning environments. The learning environment can be viewed on desktop or mobile devices, and measures learning progress and goals attained.

    Cortney Steiner
    Director, Sales
  • How the Department of Education is Opening Their Data

    April 14th, 2015

    The CIO Council recently released a case study on the progress at the Department of Education (ED) to meet federal mandates for the public release of data.

    Robert Moore
    Vice President, Carahsoft