Evaluate Your Institution’s Online Learning Readiness

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Online learning has been thrust to the forefront of the conversation in higher education, with current circumstances necessitating shifts to remote, hybrid, and other online learning models. As institutions work to make the most of the situation with resources currently…

3 Keys to Building Online Education Experiences

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Delivering online education is difficult and complex, as the conversation among experts in the field has evolved to refer to online learning itself as having traditional and nontraditional modalities. The evolving approach to online learning, in both theory and practice,…

William Collis: An E-Sports Expert With Hands-on Experience

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Finding EdgeCon 2021 Plenary Speaker William Collis playing esports in his free time is not an uncommon sight. Collis is a global phenomenon within the world of competitive gaming and has turned his passion for esports into an avenue for…

Annual Teaching With Tech Showcase: Excellence in Action Goes Digital

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Professionals from K-12, libraries, community colleges and baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree granting institutions came together to share insights and best practices at the annual Teaching with Technology Showcase on April 24, 2020.

EdgeLearn Bringing Powerful Digital Learning Experiences to the Online Campus

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Technology advancements continue to shape the education community, with the need for rapid digital transformation accelerating due to current events. With the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, many institutions had to move quickly to host all courses digitally and online.…

Southern New Hampshire University’s Wil Zemp Embraces Disrupters to Innovate the Learning Landscape

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Creating positive change and derived value through disruptive innovation has become the mantra at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). The strategic philosophical approach has eliminated potential chaos and reinvented SNHU to fit the needs of their students and surrounding workforce,…

EdgePro Helping Member Institutions Transition and Transform

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Through an ongoing commitment to meet the unique needs of the diverse communities they serve, Edge continues to further expand with professional services that help fill skill gaps in security, business process re-engineering, project management, and other critical areas. By…

Institute For Advanced Study Calls On Edge To Virtualize Their Conference During Social Distancing

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When Jeff Berliner, Chief Information Officer, Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) was confronted, like others, with a need to re-craft planned on-campus workshops and conferences as virtual events, he looked to Edge as a resource for helping to coordinate and…

Xtel Features Innovative Smart Communication Solutions

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Xtel Communications knows a thing or two about staying ahead of the curve. From the start, Xtel embraced innovation and has always focused on emerging solutions, especially in data and voice. With over 25 years of experience, Xtel has been…

Dr. David Bader Driving Global Transformation Through Data Science Solutions

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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) announced last summer that the University would establish a new Institute of Data Science, focusing on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and development in all areas of digital data. To head up this endeavor, Dr. David…

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Developing a Stronger Innovation Economy in New Jersey

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A lifelong New Jersey resident, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker has always had a love of learning and a curiosity for science and technology; however, he is not your typical scientist. In recent years, Assemblyman Zwicker has expanded his career in new…

VDC Catalyzing Data-Enabled Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research

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In the research and education community, digital data continues to be a key driver of scientific discovery and innovation. The ability to access, manipulate, and share data is becoming increasingly important and many institutions are looking for ways to form…

EdgeXchange

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This past spring, Edge launched EdgeXchange, a state-of-the-art online member community where members can engage with one another, deepen relationships, discover insight on improvements, and explore the latest product and service offerings. This community focuses on connecting members and giving…

Accelerating the Implementation of Advanced Technology Solutions

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One of Edge’s top goals is providing members with access to current advanced technologies at a lower cost—delivering optimum value to both public and private entities. EdgeMarket is a cooperative pricing system that delivers consortium purchasing agreements to its participants.…

Dr. Louis Manzione: Creating Pathways to Success

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The Role of Higher Education in New Jersey’s Talent Pipeline As president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of New Jersey (AICUNJ), Dr. Louis Manzione has a broad influence in establishing the advancement of independent colleges and universities.…

Helping Institutions Excel in an Age of Digital Transformation

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Nearly two years ago, Gregg Chottiner joined the Edge community as the Vice President for Technology Advancement and Chief Information Officer (CIO) with a mission to help progress technology initiatives across the state and region. His vast experience in technology…

New Jersey Alliance for Action

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Even during a pandemic as chaotic and catastrophic as COVID-19, the New Jersey Alliance for Action coordinates projects and helps their members navigate the disruptions while adhering to Governor Murphy’s stay-at-home orders. The Alliance for Action is also advocating for…

EdgeMarket Portal

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Streamlining the Procurement Process - EdgeMarket is designed to ease the burden of the procurement process for Edge members and reduce the time, effort, and cost often required to implement new technology . By procuring directly with Edge and their…

D2L’s Brightspace Delivers a Personalized Learning Platform to its Millions of Users

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Amidst the chaotic times of COVID-19, online learning platforms have been a lifesaver to families, college students, and home-bound employees wanting to continue learning or advance their skills from home. D2L, also referred to as Desire2Learn, is a global leader…

Edge Dynamic Solutions Portfolio

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In 2001 a vision was created and funded by the New Jersey Presidents Council of Higher Education that established a high-performance network to support statewide research, education, and economic development. Twenty years later, that vision has resulted in Edge (NJ…

Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod Engages all Aspects of Education

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Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod has spent his entire educational career helping those around him succeed. The current Executive Director of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) first started on the front lines as a special education teacher working with…

Introducing EdgeConnectNJ

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In 2001 a vision was created and funded by the New Jersey Presidents Council of Higher Education that established a high-performance network to support statewide research, education, and economic development. Twenty years later, that vision has resulted in Edge (NJ…

The Quilt Regional Networking in Support of Research and Education

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Research and Education Networks, or R&E Networks, are the ultimate facilitators of innovation – offering an important avenue for connectivity, advocacy, outreach, and collaboration. Individually, each is unique to meet the needs of the local and statewide communities. Collectively, they…

Dr. Forough Ghahramani Forging Innovative Pathways for Research and Discovery

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Dr. Ghahramani has over 25 years of experience in information technology leadership roles in both technical industries and in higher education. While earning her Masters in computer science, Ghahramani started working with the IBM System/360 (S/360), a family of mainframe…