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 […]

Tambellini’s Higher Education Summit Series: Student Systems

Higher Education Summit Series Student Systems

Built on the principle of “service first,” Tambellini Group’s Higher Education Summit Series is a premier series of events designed to bring together the top minds in higher education all in one place. The first Summit in our series, Student Systems, features top product strategy and development executives in the student systems market. Hear these […]

Promoting Student Success With Digital Transformation

Top of Mind: Promoting Student Success With Digital Transformation

Digital transformation (Dx) is a relatively new and somewhat fraught concept for higher education. Dx in higher education leverages technological innovation to produce shifts in the institutional culture and workforce to generate operational efficiencies, realize cost savings, and improve the institutional value proposition. Despite the potential benefits, higher education institutions are finding it difficult to […]

Tech Trends for Student Mental Health and Wellness Support in Higher Ed

Top of Mind: Tech Trends for Student Mental Health and Wellness Support in Higher Ed

Mental health is top of mind at many higher education institutions right now. A recent survey of 1,700 college students found that 88 percent believe there is a mental health crisis in higher education, with 70 percent of them personally reporting pandemic-related distress or anxiety. The concerns are not limited to students. Nearly one-third of […]

Jenzabar’s Acquisition of Spark451 Is An Expected Fit

Top of Mind: Jenzabar’s Acquisition of Spark451 Is An Expected Fit

On April 13, 2022, Jenzabar announced that it had acquired higher education marketing and technology firm Spark451. Established in 2011, Spark451 provides enrollment marketing support, creative design services, and data analytics exclusively for higher education. Spark451 works with over 70 institutions in the United States and maintains offices in New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. […]

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 […]