Understanding the Evolution of E-Portfolio Practice: Where Do We Go from Here?

According to ECAR’s annual study of undergraduate students and IT, seven times as many students reported using e-portfolios in 2012 to facilitate their academic success as compared to 2010 (52% versus 7%). To better understand this marked growth, researchers have employed both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate how e-portfolio practice by institutions, faculty, and […]

ITDD Annual Report 2013

Welcome to the Instructional Technology, Design and Development team’s annual report. This report is designed to brief you on the ITDD team activities for the prior year. We also intend for this report to act as a guide regarding the services this team provides to the university. The “instructional tech and design” team provides, as […]

Rapid Book Publishing for Educators

Starting November 18th, 2013, Canvas Network is offering a free course titled Rapid Book Publishing for Educators. College instructors who have ever thought of creating a book should rush to sign up for this no-tuition course. In less than 24 hours, spread over a few weeks, they can learn the pros and cons of peer […]

Coursera: E-learning and Digital Cultures

In November 2013, Coursera is offering a University of Edinburgh class titled ‘E-learning and Digital Cultures’. This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for the ways in which we conduct education online. The course is not about how to ‘do’ e-learning; rather, it is an invitation to […]

Teaching Online: Reflecting on Practice

The Canvas Network in October 2013 is offering a 6 week course titled ‘Teaching Online: Reflectiing on Practice’. Designing and facilitating online courses with a diverse student population is a challenge for new, as well as experienced online instructors. This course invites your critical reflection on the methods of online instruction; beliefs and potential bias […]

Educause Students and Technology 2013 Report

ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2013, ECAR collaborated with more than 250 higher education institutions to collect responses from more than 112,000 undergraduate students about their technology experiences and expectations. The findings are distilled into four broad themes to help educators and higher education institutions better […]

Online Learning: Are We There Yet?

Join the Educause September 23rd webinar with Jeff Seaman titled ‘Online Learning: Are We There Yet?” The Babson Survey Research Group has been tracking online education among U.S. higher education institutions for over 10 years. By some measures online has been an amazing success: the number of online students has grown more than fourfold, the […]

New to Online: The Essentials

Sloan-C is offering an online workshop the beginning of September titled ‘New to Online: The Essentials’. An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself. Gain important online learning experience as you explore critical differences between teaching online and face-to-face, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design. Your […]

7 Things to know about LTI

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is an open specification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium that is designed to enable plug-and-play integration of educational applications with the institutional enterprise. Faculty and students benefit when learning applications are integrated into campus platforms, and the most common use of LTI is to integrate learning tools into the campus […]

How Can Data Mining & Analytics Enhance Education

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