PDS provides solutions that aid Colleges and Universities in teaching, research, and public service.

Student & Staff Enablement and Collaborative technologies play a critical role in supporting this charter and helping build tomorrow’s intellectual leaders in our society.  Additionally, we consult in workforce readiness initiatives and help connect campuses to communities.

Higher Education Technology Trends

The three key sections of the NMC/CoSN Horizon report – Higher Education Edition constitute a reference and straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists.

Trends:

  • Short Term: Growing Focus on Measuring Learning, Increasing Use of Blended Learning Designs
  • Mid Term: Redesigning Learning Spaces, Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches
  • Long Term: Advancing Cultures of Innovation, Rethinking How Institutions Work

Challenges:

  • Solvable: Blending Formal and Informal Learning, Improving Digital Literacy
  • Difficult: Competing Models of Education, Personalizing Learning
  • Wicked: Balancing Our Connected and Unconnected Lives, Keeping Education Relevant

Developments in Technology:

  • Bring Your Own Device, Learning Analytics and Adaptive Learning
  • Two to three years: Augmented and Virtual Reality, Makerspaces
  • Four to five years: Affective Computing, Robotics

Success Story

Being responsible for the data center and now tasked with mobility, including developing a BYOD strategy and infrastructure that ensured ease and security of use, Waubonsee partnered with PDS experts to facilitate an Identity Management program.

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What our Higher Education Clients are Saying

PDS Has Been A Great Partner For Our Computer Replacement Program.
"PDS has been a great partner for our computer replacement program. Their quick order turnaround, rack n roll system for delivery, and the barcoded paper work make it easy to receive and process new equipment. These efficiencies reduce our staff effort and ultimately reduce our total cost of ownership."
Kathy Lang
CIO at Marquette University
PDS Has A Lot Of Experience In Education
"PDS has a lot of experience in education.  Their consultants are some of the best in the country."
Chris Shields
IT Manager, Wabaunsee Community College