OhioLINK is currently leading the charge in the state of Ohio to promote affordable learning materials in higher education. OhioLINK has long been at the forefront of this effort by collectively purchasing content in the form of central catalog materials, journals, and e-books that can be used by all students, faculty, and staff of 92 OhioLINK member institutions.
Everyone is familiar with undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees and the amount of time it takes to achieve them. But have you heard of microdegrees or nanodegrees?
Nanodegrees and microdegrees concentrate on a narrow range of knowledge or skills that can be accomplished in a short amount of time. In today’s fast-paced society, these degrees can be a great option to consider.
OhioLINK recently selected seven member librarians, faculty, and staff members to become the OhioLINK Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Leaders. As system leaders, they will coordinate OhioLINK OTN awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources (OER) and open textbooks as part of the OhioLINK and Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is an incredible resource for academic researchers across the state … so long as they know how to use it. In recent years, OSC has been working to coordinate more workshops throughout Ohio to help introduce our academic clients to HPC and to address whatever roadblocks they may have.
In recent years, both the public and private sectors have experienced major cybersecurity breaches. The results are staggering: lost money, lost jobs, and lost personal data. The unfortunate fact remains that the number of cyber criminals vastly outweighs the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Whether you are going to college for the first time or headed back to school, consider the following three reasons why a cybersecurity career could be right for you.
One OH-TECH team member will never take OhioLINK for granted. That's because she knows what life is like without it. Christi Playford recently spent a good amount of time designing an infograph/postcard for OhioLINK detailing the journey of an article through the Electronic Journal Center. Along the way, she learned three very important things about OhioLINK.
Going back to college or starting college classes for the first time is a major decision. And everything from a busy lifestyle to full-time jobs to where you live play in to that decision. One solution may be online classes. The flexibility of online classes is certainly a great idea for some people, but is it right for you? Here are questions you should ask yourself to find out if online learning is indeed the right path for your goals.
If used strategically, smartphones can be a great tool to help you boost your productivity toward your educational endeavors. In fact, four apps can turn a smartphone from a disruption into a tool that boosts learning, productivity, and organization while offering opportunities for collaboration.
The Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) is the country’s premier P-20 state educational technology conference. This year, OETC takes place Feb. 14-16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. OETC features intensive pre-conference workshops on Feb. 14, and world-renowned keynote speakers, more than 200 educational sessions, an extensive exhibit hall and interactive experiences such as makerspaces and robotics on Feb. 15-16.
A hurdle we have experienced at eStudent Services (eSS) has been how we can engage students to make them aware of our programs in eight seconds. With just over a half million students enrolled in higher education in Ohio, keeping that student population engaged and informed has been an impossible task, but with some help can be achieved.