What if? with Dave Weil

Tambellini’s Alex Freeman sat down with Dave Weil, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Ithaca College, a Tambellini Group member, to discuss a workshop that he ran that examined possible future scenarios such as what if Alexa was connected to the ERP system? or what if students and faculty could use their mobile […]

An Unlikely Couple—The Moodle/Blackboard Divorce

As Blackboard struggles to retain learning management system (LMS) market share, steadily losing customers to Instructure Canvas and D2L Brightspace, Moodle announced on July 27th that their partnership with the LMS giant Blackboard was coming to an end after six years. In their press release, Martin Dougiamas, CEO and Founder of Moodle, stated, “While we […]

The Data-driven University with Gordon Wishon

Tambellini’s Alex Freeman sat down with Gordon Wishon, recently retired Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University (ASU), to learn more about Wishon’s work over his many years as a CIO in higher education using data for operations and academics. Wishon serves on the Tambellini Executive Advisory Council. Highlights include: Data architecture Data-driven university Student […]

Demographic Shifts in Higher Education: The Impact on Teaching and Learning

In my Learning Management System (LMS) Whitepaper, From Portal to Platform, I describe how trends in technology such as the shifts to more online and mobile learning opportunities have helped shape the LMS of today. Parallel to these technology developments are changing demographics and new expectations for a growing body of nontraditional learners. In this […]

Architecting Digital Environments with Bret Ingerman

Tambellini’s Alex Freeman sat down with Bret Ingerman, Vice President for Information Technology at Tallahassee Community College, to discuss enhancing the student experience through technology, replacing Starfish with a homegrown solution, early successes with the Workday Student SIS, and more. Ingerman serves on the Tambellini Executive Advisory Council. Highlights include: Enterprise resource planning Community colleges […]

Modernizing the Student Experience with Marilyn Smith

Tambellini’s Alex Freeman sat down with Marilyn Smith, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of George Mason University (GMU), to discuss the university’s student experience redesign initiative, data warehousing, constituent relationship management (CRM), their new state-of-the-art instructional building on campus, and more. GMU is a Tambellini Member and Smith serves on the […]

The Future of Education and the Learning Management System

From April 25–27, the Tambellini Group co-sponsored the convening of nearly 130 higher education thought leaders who are helping to shape the future of education. The Unconference of Dreamers, Doers, and Drivers was held at Arizona State University and hosted by their new CIO, Lev Gonick. The two-day gathering was built around three pre-agreed upon […]

Placing Learning at the Center of the Learning Management System

Until their closing in December of 2017, I spent five years at the New Media Consortium (NMC) thinking deeply about the important developments in educational technology that are impacting teaching and learning in higher education. Through the Horizon Project and NMC’s partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Digital Learning Initiative, I investigated the […]