Five Trends on Leading LMS Vendor Roadmaps

Top of Mind: Five Trends on Leading LMS Vendor Roadmaps

Three leading learning management system (LMS) vendors hosted user conferences within two weeks of each other last month. Anthology (Blackboard Learn) and D2L (Brightspace) offered in-person and hybrid events, while Instructure (Canvas) maintained the single-day virtual format it introduced at the beginning of the pandemic. The tight timing across the three events allowed for an […]

Building Digital Trust on Campus

Top of Mind Podcast: Building Digital Trust on Campus

How does your institution define and approach digital trust? In the August installment of Tambellini Group’s Top of Mind podcast series, Dr. Donna Kidwell, CISO and digital trust officer at Arizona State University (ASU), joins the conversation to offer listeners a glimpse into what digital trust looks like on ASU’s campus. Outside of simply defining […]

Modernizing Technology to Eliminate Pain Points for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Top of Mind Podcast: Modernizing Tech to Eliminate Pain for Students, Faculty, and Staff

For this month’s episode, Kathy Lueckeman joins the Top of Mind family. A tech leader within her own right, Kathy most recently served as chief strategy officer at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU). After completely transforming ONU into a modern campus, Kathy is here to give an inside scoop about the cultivation and success of that […]

The Role of the Chief Transformation Officer

Top of Mind Podcast: The Role of the Chief Transformation Officer

What does a Chief Transformation Officer do? This leadership position can take on many forms depending on the institution, but one thing is for sure: it is never strictly about “technology.” In this Top of Mind episode, Kristophyre McCall, chief transformation officer for University of Maryland Global Campus, sits down with us to talk about […]

5 Key Salesforce Trends for Higher Education

Top of Mind: 5 Key Salesforce Trends for Higher Education

Salesforce held its 10th annual Education Summit in mid-April 2022. While the event was virtual for the third consecutive year, it was packed with exciting innovations specifically designed for higher education. The Education Cloud, the heart of the Salesforce platform, is the foundation for these innovations, including purpose-built development and solutions—many of which leverage recently […]

Part 2: The Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Blockchain technology (blockchain) has a growing influence on higher ed. An institution that is well on its way to becoming the first blockchain university and knows this better than any other is Maryville University. In part two of this Top of Mind episode, Dr. Feng Hou, chief digital evangelist for Maryville University and advocate for […]

Part 1: The Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Blockchain technology (blockchain) has a growing influence on higher education. An institution that is well on its way to becoming the first blockchain university and knows this better than any other is Maryville University. In this Top of Mind episode, Dr. Feng Hou, chief digital evangelist for Maryville University and visionary leader and advocate for […]

Financial Aid Needs More IT Support

Top of Mind: Financial Aid Needs More IT Support

It is no secret that financial aid is foundational to the relationship between an institution and students. Financial aid packages are one of the core factors that students and families use when deciding where to enroll. In today’s increasingly competitive enrollment environment, institutions face even more pressure to elevate the student financial aid experience and […]

The Power and Value of Building a Comprehensive Learner Record

Top on Mind Podcast: The Power and Value of Building a Comprehensive Learner

Is a transcript the best way to truly reflect a student’s academic learning experience? Temple University’s registrar Bhavesh Bambhrolia believes that while the traditional transcript is safe and secure; it is limiting in communicating a student’s growth and development from a cumulative experience. In this Top of Mind episode, Bambhrolia gives listeners a glimpse into […]

The Jazz Musician as CIO: Creativity in IT Leadership

Top of Mind Podcast: The Jazz Musician as CIO

“Whether it’s at NASA or a university system level job, a CIO wants to be able to expand the scope of our technology and systems to impact the largest number of people.” In this month’s Top of Mind Podcast, host Jazz musician and CIO for the Georgia Tech Foundation, Dwight Dozier, joins the Top of […]