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Nelnet Campus Commerce Partners with Foundation for California Community Colleges to Provide eCommerce Solutions

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Posted on September 11, 2018 in Partnership

Nelnet payment technology provides California community college students with a secure and mobile way to view bills and pay fees  LINCOLN, Neb. (September 11, 2018) – Nelnet Campus Commerce, a division of Nelnet, one of the leading education services and finance companies in the nation, announced a partnership today with the Foundation for California Community... Read More »

Jedi mind tricks: Part four

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Posted on October 31, 2017 in Professional Development

“Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don’t think. Trust your instincts!”  – Qui-Gon “Feel the Force. Don’t deny your feelings.”  – Obi-Wan Kenobi This is the fourth, and final, blog post on my favorite Jedi mind tricks. In my first three posts, we covered choosing response over reaction, reframing and perspective taking, and being present.... Read More »

Jedi mind tricks: Part three

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Posted on October 19, 2017 in Professional Development

Qui-Gon: “Don’t center on your anxieties, Obi-Wan. Keep your concentration here and now, where it belongs.” Ob-Wan: “But Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future.” Qui-Gon: “But not at the expense of the moment. Be mindful of the living Force, young Padawan.” This is the third in a series of four blog... Read More »

Let’s start this blog off right – lie to me

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Posted on August 11, 2017 in Security

Hello, Smarter Campus readers! My name is Vincent Grimard and I’m the Chief Security Officer for Nelnet Corporate Security Group. For the purpose of this blog, I’ll be sharing security tips and stories intended to make the typically black and white world of security a little more colorful. With that being the focus, I meant... Read More »

Jedi mind tricks: Part two

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Posted on August 11, 2017 in Professional Development

Luke Skywalker: “I can’t believe it.” Yoda: “That is why you fail.” This is the second in a series of four blog posts on my favorite Jedi mind tricks. My first Jedi mind trick highlights how to process a situation prior to responding. Jedi Mind Trick #2: Reframing and Perspective Taking As I write this... Read More »

User group 2017 highlights

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Posted on June 22, 2017 in Conferences and Events

We hosted our annual user group, Campus Tech on the Move, May 31st through June 2nd in New York City. From learning best practices on engaging with incoming Gen Z students, to gaining a stronger understanding of current mobility trends and how to automate current manual processes, Campus Tech on the Move covered a wide... Read More »

Listening in a mobile world

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Posted on June 15, 2017 in Reaching Students

We all probably like to think we’re a good listener. After all, we wouldn’t be able to work with others if we weren’t able to listen, right? Well, as writer G.K. Chesterton once put it, “There’s a lot of difference between listening and hearing.” Technology has forever changed the way in which we interact with... Read More »

Where user experience and higher education intersect

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Posted on June 07, 2017 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Reaching Students, User experience

To design and utilize products that appeal to your ideal audience, it’s important to understand how your users – in this case, students and families – will consume and use your product(s). The user experience can be summed up by how your user feels interacting with a product or service. Ultimately, the user experience plays... Read More »

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