A Look Back at the Most Read Resources for Higher Education Leaders

Top of Mind: A Look Back at the Most Read Resources for Higher Education Leaders

As the summer draws to a close and institutions and their staff prepare for a new semester, Tambellini Group looks back at the research topics and resources that were the most interesting to IT leaders in higher education for the first half of the year. With modern cloud system selections on the rise in finance, […]

Tambellini Takeaways: 2021 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Top of Mind: Tambellini Takeaways from 2021 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

The 2021 EDUCAUSE annual conference was held in Philadelphia last week. There were far fewer attendees than usual because of the pandemic, and the small numbers moving through the convention center created an eerie but also intimate effect. Long conversations, deep reflections, hard questions, and honest responses were the norm. These engagements led to our […]

From Butler to Enabler: How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning

Top of Mind Podcast: From Butler to Enabler - How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning

It is no argument that modernizing at any institution is a learning curve. In this month’s Top of Mind podcast episode: “From Butler to Enabler: How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning,” Alison Robinson, associate vice president and deputy CIO of the Division of Information and Technology Services at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, […]

The Anthology and Blackboard Merger

Top of Mind: The Anthology and Blackboard Merger

On September 10, 2021, Anthology and Blackboard signed a definitive agreement to merge, creating the most comprehensive ecosystem across academic, administrative, and student engagement applications to date. The subsequent press release outlined most of the agreement’s public details, including: Current Anthology Chairman and CEO Jim Milton will serve as Chairman and CEO of the combined company.  Anthology investors Veritas Capital and Leeds […]

How Higher Education IT Leaders Contribute to Humanized Learning

Top of Mind: How Higher Education IT Leaders Contribute to Humanized Learning

For the last year, humanized learning has been top of mind at many higher education institutions. As I’ve written previously, it is not a new concept. The teaching and learning literature is brimming with resources, ranging from philosophical treatises to practical guides. Historically and currently, most educators and campus leaders use humanized learning to describe […]

HyFlex ByeFlex: Rethinking the Way Forward

Top of Mind: HyFlex ByeFlex

As pandemic-related restrictions ease and pressures to return to campus increase, higher education institutions are pivoting away from remote instruction and towards what many call HyFlex learning, a hybrid-flexible format in which students attend class sessions in person or virtually, while faculty toggle their attention between environments. As Professor Kevin Gannon recently observed, “HyFlex courses […]