Creating a Space for Digital Media Innovation

Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC Spell Studios explores the intersection of digital media, film, games and entrepreneurship. The facility breaks down silos between traditional fields such as arts, engineering and computing, and provides a commercial studio for all students, faculty and staff.

Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan

In a recent survey, most chief academic officers (CAOs) at 359 two- and four-year institutions (86 percent) agreed that digital content and learning can improve the student experience. Eighty-seven percent of CAOs said digital learning resources “make learning more efficient and effective for students”; and 74 percent agreed that digital content would provide a richer and more personalized learning experience over print resources. However, a big hold-up to going “all digital” is a lack of student access to devices.

Tech and Business Stakeholders Must Team Up to Boost Student Success

From curricula to teaching to enrollment, stakeholders generally share wide agreement about strategies to improve student success across higher education. There is great enthusiasm for the adoption of new platforms and strategies, such as competency-based education, adaptive learning and personalized learning. Many institutions are looking to new delivery models to help them adapt to the changing landscape.