April 21, 2014
Behind the Screens at Penn State
The networks on which the sprawling campuses run are mostly unseen and unappreciated
Will Yurman for the chronicle
State College, Pa.
While you were busy—you were doing research on ants or epigrams, perhaps, or counting applicants or adjuncts or donors—information technology took over college campuses.
Sure, you were aware that everyone relies on email (everyone except your students, who mostly text and Snapchat). You know all about Blackboard and MOOCs. And you hear your colleagues talking more and more about how to use big data in both scholarly and institutional