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Learning and the Massive Open Online Course: A Report on the ELI Focus Session
May 21, 2013

On April 3 and 4, 2013, the ELI teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on Learning and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This report is a synthesis of the k…

Increasing Student Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of U-Pace Instruction at UWM
September 6, 2012

Two faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee developed the technology-enabled instructional approach known as U-Pace , which combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with in…

Blended Learning: A Report on the ELI Focus Session
November 15, 2010

On September 15 and 16, 2010, the ELI teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on blended learning. This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and conce…

7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model
November 9, 2010

HyFlex is a course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating…

Why Today’s Students Value Authentic Learning
October 2, 2007

Authentic learning engages students in the multidisciplinary problem solving and critical thinking researchers and experts use every day. While the concept isn't new, it is receiving renewed…

Using Needs Assessment as a Holistic Means for Improving Technology Infrastructure
June 20, 2007

This paper describes a four-step needs assessment process that institutions can use to determine the gaps between current and desired states of technology infrastructure, facilitating rapid decis…

Authentic Learning for the 21st Century: An Overview
January 1, 2007

Learning-by-doing is generally considered the most effective way to learn. The Internet and a variety of emerging communication, visualization, and simulation technologies now make it possible to…

Reflecting, Writing, and Responding: Reasons Students Blog
January 1, 2007

Faculty and students are recognizing blogging's learning potential, including the chance to practice writing, reflect on others' thinking, and respond to critical analyses of one's…

Technology and Learning: Defining What You Want to Assess
January 1, 2006

Asking whether technology improves learning may seem straightforward, but the answer is not simple. The challenge begins with defining assessment and is compounded by the complexities of people, …

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Editing
December 15, 2005

Collaborative editing tools allow a group of individuals to simultaneously edit a document, see who else is working on it, and watch in real time as others make changes. As a functional hybrid of…