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7 Ways to Use 7 Things
September 12, 2013

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is proud to celebrate the 100th edition of the 7 Things You Should Know series . The first issue was published in May 2005, addressing the topic of social …

7 Things You Should Know About Intelligent Tutoring Systems
July 9, 2013

An intelligent tutoring system is computer software designed to simulate a human tutor’s behavior and guidance. Because these systems are able to interpret complex student responses and…

7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II
June 11, 2013

A MOOC is a model of educational delivery that is, to varying degrees, massive, open, online, and a course. Most MOOCs are structured similar to traditional online higher education course…

7 Things You Should Know About Educational Design Research
August 6, 2012

Educational design research (EDR) addresses educational problems in real-world settings and has two primary goals : to develop knowledge, and to develop solutions . EDR tends to…

7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms
February 7, 2012

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed . The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active l…

7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs
November 9, 2011

A massively open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to virtually any person —and as many of them—who wants to take the course. Course activities can be …

7 Things You Should Know About Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments
September 7, 2010

New media, social networking, collaboration sites, image and video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs offer tremendous teaching and learning opportunities to educators and students, but their use ra…

7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling
January 15, 2007

Digital storytelling involves combining narrative with digital content to create a short movie. Digital stories can include interactive movies with highly produced audio and visual effects or pre…

7 Things You Should Know About Mapping Mashups
July 15, 2006

Mapping mashups use online mapping services, such as those offered by Google or Yahoo, to display customized, clickable markers showing points of interest and related information. In the classroo…

7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Worlds
June 15, 2006

A virtual world is an immersive online environment whose "residents" are avatars representing individuals who participate through the Internet. Many institutions are experimenting with …

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