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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 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…

The Next Generation of Educational Engagement
January 1, 2004

Games are no longer just for fun; they offer potentially powerful learning environments. Today's students have grown up with computer games. In addition, their constant exposure to the Interne…

Simulations, Games, and Learning
January 1, 2006

Exploring games and education is inherently controversial. Even the name implies games don't involve work. However, today's games are complex, require collaboration and strenuous time c…

Septris and SICKO: Implementing and Using Learning Analytics and Gamification in Medical Education
March 11, 2014

In recent years, the video game industry has become the leading form of entertainment in terms of global total revenue. More than half of Americans play video games, with an average of two gamers…

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…

nanoHUB - An Authentic Learning Case Study
August 9, 2007

nanoHUB is an online portal for nanotechnology researchers, instructors, and students created by Purdue University and the National Science Foundation. It uses cyberinfrastructure to provide acce…

Mobile Learning: Context and Prospects
May 6, 2010

On March 3 and 4, 2010, the ELI community gathered for an online focus session on mobile learning. This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those s…

MARIACHI - An Authentic Learning Case Study
August 2, 2007

The Mixed Apparatus for Radar Investigation of Atmospheric Cosmic-Rays of High Ionization (MARIACHI) project is setting a new standard for authentic learning—enabling students to learn by doing…

Framing Mobile Initiatives to Measure Impact
October 1, 2012

Despite the proliferation of mobile devices and mobile activity—not only in the general population but also in the teaching and learning community, right down to the classroom level— mobile …