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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…

Transforming Teaching in a Technology-Enabled Learner-Centered World: True Enterprisewide Change Requires Faculty Development, Support, and Rewards
January 1, 2003

Higher education administrators must understand the challenges presented to faculty by the revolutionary changes being made by the new teaching and learning technologies and by the pressures create…

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, …

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…

Faculty Engagement and Development - Effective and Innovative Practice: A Report on the ELI Focus Session
April 17, 2014

More than any other core mission in higher education, teaching and learning is the locus of change, innovation, and strategic reimagining at the institutional level. As new teaching and learning …

ELI Innovations & Implementations – Online@UCF
January 1, 2005

The University of Central Florida's Online@UCF initiative serves tens of thousands of students across Florida and engages 75 percent of UCF faculty. It offers 15 online degree programs, 10 onl…

ELI Innovations & Implementations - SCALE-UP: Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs
January 1, 2005

The SCALE-UP Project provides an effective and affordable model for introducing hands-on, team-based learning into large-enrollment undergraduate courses. SCALE-UP's approach to undergraduat…

ELI Innovations & Implementations - Instructional Development Initiative (IDI)
January 1, 2005

In 1993, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University launched the Instructional Development Initiative (IDI), using technology to foster curricular and pedagogical innovation. IDI set i…

ELI Innovations & Implementations - Calibrated Peer Review: A Writing and Critical-Thinking Instructional Tool
January 1, 2005

Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a Web-based program that allows instructors to incorporate frequent writing assignments into their courses, regardless of class size, without increasing their gradin…

Best Practices in Faculty Engagement and Support
January 1, 2000

This paper attempts to develop an inventory of best practices involved in the process of faculty engagement and support. It includes the following topics: Entrepreneurial Faculty and "Second-…