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Learning Analytics: The Coming Third Wave
April 13, 2011

Learning analytics (LA) is the third wave of large-scale developments in instructional technology that began with the advent of the learning management system (LMS) . As a compelling diagnost…

Classroom.NEXT: Engaging Faculty and Students in Learning Space Design
July 27, 2011

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University undertook a project to find out what a classroom would look like if it were designed by faculty and students â€â€¦

Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose
September 7, 2011

What considerations support the decision to either augment or replace an institution’s existing learning management system (LMS) with a cloud-based, Web 2.0 technology tool to suppor…

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 todayâ…

Launching a University Tablet Initiative: Recommendations from Stanford University’s iPad Implementation
April 26, 2012

This ELI Brief describes a program at the Stanford University School of Medicine in which entering students received an iPad and PDF annotation software for use in their curriculum. Key goals…

Learning Analytics: Moving from Concept to Practice
July 19, 2012

This ELI Brief describes the evolution of learning analytics (LA) over the past year, drawing on two major recent conferences devoted to the theme of learning analytics: the ELI 2012 Spring F…

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 …

Leadership and Learning Analytics
November 26, 2012

Learning analytics enables a new level of data-driven decision making for the purpose of supporting students . Learning analytics is a collective institutional effort in every way: ide…

Stanford School of Medicine E-Book Pilots
January 31, 2013

To investigate the rapidly growing field o f e-books , Stanford School of Medicine piloted the development and u se of e-books in two residency programs. The project focused on the aut…

Leading E-Text and E-Content Initiatives
August 22, 2013

Many higher education institutions are considering whether to move from traditional textbooks to e-textbooks . The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Leadership Seminar, hosted at the 2013 ELI Annua…