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Better Understanding through Data: Completion, Motivation, and Learning in Minnesota MOOCs
June 19, 2014

In the summer of 2013, faculty members at the University of Minnesota collaborated with staff from the university’s Office of Information Technology and provost’s office to deliver five massi…

7 Things You Should Know About Games and Learning
March 11, 2014

Educators have long understood that the interactive dynamic of games has the potential to benefit teaching and learning , and recent years have seen considerable activity surrounding the u…

Using Laptops in the Classroom: The University of Michigan
December 3, 2012

Across the University of Michigan, laptops and other mobile devices are appearing in the classroom in greater numbers. Many faculty see this trend as an opportunity for more innovative teac…

Empowering Students and Instructors: Reflections on the Effectiveness of iPads for Teaching and Learning
April 12, 2012

Devices like the Apple iPad call for purposeful experimentation to see how mobile technology might be used in teaching and learning and in updating established educational models to engage today…

7 Things You Should Know About Gamification
August 10, 2011

Gamification is the application of game elements in non-gaming situations , often to motivate or influence behavior. The rewards or the spirit of competition can spur students’ concentratio…

7 Things You Should Know About Open-Ended Response Systems
January 11, 2011

An open-ended student response system is an electronic service or application that lets students enter text responses during a lecture or class discussion. Open-ended systems give faculty the op…

7 Things You Should Know About Live Question Tool
April 14, 2009

Live Question Tool is a web-based service that lets audience members at a presentation post questions for the speaker. As questions are added, other participants can submit comments and cast vote…

7 Things You Should Know About Wii
July 21, 2008

The Wii is a video game system that uses a wireless controller capable of sensing position and motion, allowing users to interact with the game applications through physical movements. The contro…

7 Things You Should Know About Multi-Touch Interfaces
May 16, 2008

Multi-touch interfaces are input devices that recognize two or more simultaneous touches, allowing one or more users to interact with computer applications through various gestures created by fin…

Engineering Informatics for Bio-Inspired Robots
October 16, 2007

Engineering Informatics for Bio-Inspired Robots is an NSF-funded project trying to break down barriers to collaboration between engineering and computer science departments. Faculty members parti…