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Creating MOOCs for College Credit: SJSU’s Partnership with edX and Udacity
August 14, 2013

In fall 2012, an SJSU team of administrators and faculty decided to use and develop MOOC materials in for-credit courses .  This meant that the courses would not be free or even massive but w…

Using Analytics at UMBC: Encouraging Student Responsibility and Identifying Effective Course Designs
April 30, 2013

Higher education invests considerable resources into technology for academic purposes, but understanding whether those instructional technologies improve learning is often a difficult questio…

Situational Qualities Exhibited by Exceptional Presenters
October 18, 2011

Bad presentations are commonplace, but rather than focus on what is wrong with bad presentations, the authors looked at what makes an exceptional presentation . They referenced recent…

Mobile Teaching and Learning: Engaging Students and Measuring Impact
December 7, 2010

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) 2010 focus session on mobile learning brought together a collection of best practices, case studies, and research on mobile technologies' potential to…

Moving Beyond the Org Chart: Library and IT Collaboration for Course Design and Support
July 13, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin describes a Dartmouth College pilot project to provide faculty with a gateway to course design and delivery services. The Team Response for Instructional Planning (TR…

Student Response Systems: A University of Wisconsin System Study of Clickers
May 8, 2007

This research bulletin shares the experiences of four University of Wisconsin campuses—UW–Milwaukee, UW–Eau Claire, UW–Oshkosh, and UW–Whitewater—in impl…

Teaching Digital Responsibility
March 13, 2007

This research bulletin provides an overview of the rationale for the Computing Skills Workshop program at Carnegie Mellon University, which has been in place as a required program for all student…

Supporting E-Learning in Higher Education
October 20, 2002

This is the October 2002 ECAR survey instrument used for ECAR Research Study on Supporting E-Learning in Higher Education. This is the October 20…

High-Velocity Change: Creating Collaborative Learning Environments
July 19, 2005

This research bulletin describes how a group of individuals at the University of Kansas worked to design and implement a collaborative learning environment for students, based on theoretical and …

Adaptive Learning Technologies: From One-Size-Fits-All to Adaptive Individualization
March 29, 2005

This research bulletin addresses how technology systems support online learning in ways that address multiple learning style preferences, paces, and performance goals. It discusses the need for a…

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