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Data Management: The Fundamentals

Data Management: The Fundamentals

  Data is becoming the most valuable digital asset, and getting data management right is as critical an issue for universities as other businesses. For Unizin, this is non-negotiable: Data belongs to the universities and needs to be accessible and standardized to...

A Look Inside Our Infrastructure

A Look Inside Our Infrastructure

  Gone are the days of system administrators desperately trying to make sure their servers stay healthy. Services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) allow modern operations staffs to write code to describe the machines and then create new servers on-demand. Here, we...

A Balanced Approach to Content Strategy

A Balanced Approach to Content Strategy

Two Approaches to Content As Unizin becomes immersed in the processes and practices of instructors and instructional designers, we are finding that our content strategy must take into consideration the contemporary and traditional course development processes. While...

Engage Saves Students $12 million at Indiana University

Engage Saves Students $12 million at Indiana University

  In 2013, Indiana University began using an eReader called Courseload Engage to provide students with affordable textbooks and improve digital teaching and learning on their campus. Engage is designed to exist within the LMS so that all students have access to...

Same Mission, New Nonprofit: Unizin, Ltd.

Same Mission, New Nonprofit: Unizin, Ltd.

Nearly two years ago, an idea to improve higher education through digital technologies took shape as Unizin. During that time, we at Unizin have had the privilege of seeing first-hand how another edtech consortium operates. Internet2 started...

Student Perspective: How I Use My LMS

Student Perspective: How I Use My LMS

My university transitioned from Blackboard to Canvas as its primary LMS. Faculty leaders went through a long process to determine that the system was the best fit for us. But when you have hundreds of great minds in one space, you get several...

Unizin’s Teaching and Learning Group (Almost) One Year Later

Unizin’s Teaching and Learning Group (Almost) One Year Later

Last April, a small group of top educators met in Chicago to discuss Unizin’s Teaching and Learning plan. The group was chartered with providing recommendations to the Unizin board for strategic priorities around teaching and learning. At the first meeting the group...

4 Things I Learned at Unizin’s First Library Summit

4 Things I Learned at Unizin’s First Library Summit

Last week, librarians from Unizin’s member schools met with Unizin staff in Chicago to discuss common problems plaguing libraries. Their goal was to create a process for identifying and solving common problems encountered in supporting teaching...