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How to Create the Modern Residence Hall with Managed IT

Oct 12, 2021

How will you meet Gen Z technology demands? In an essay published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, co-authors Arthur Levine and Scott Van Pelt outline five “profound and jarring new realities” shaping the future of higher education. While each of these trends – the result of conversations with college presidents, higher ed associations, and policymakers – are broadly relevant for school administrators, one trend stands out among the rest: “With near universal access to digital devices and the internet, students will seek from higher education the same things they are getting from the music, movie, and newspaper industries.” The commonality among these three industries isn’t hard to detect. Each has developed options for on-demand, unbundled access in response to consumer wants and needs (e.g., think buying a song on the go rather than the entire album from a fixed location). Digital natives prefer anytime, any place access. Service, quality,…

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The State of ResNet Report 2019

May 10, 2020

The State of ResNet report utilizes quantitative insights from three significant ResNet stakeholders: higher-education IT leaders, housing officers, and business officers. The outcome is a big picture view from leaders with unique, but collaborative, roles in residential networking. The findings cover the opportunities and challenges of technology and connectivity to support policies, budget, and student satisfaction.


Generation Z and Technology on Campus

Feb 20, 2019

Generation Z is the most digitally capable group of students ever. Recruiting and retaining these students on college campuses with aging infrastructure and limited connectivity is a challenge. This video uncovers the key Gen Z traits to better engage these students.