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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 …

7 Things You Should Read About Badges
May 29, 2013

Badges represent a way of acknowledging achievements or skill acquisition more granular than a college degree. The resources below provide an overview of the uses of badges and their im…

Approaches That Work: How Authentic Learning Is Transforming Higher Education
July 27, 2007

Authentic learning aligns well with the needs of today's participatory learners. The challenge is to channel their online and collaborative abilities and interests into academic pursuits, he…

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…

Confessions of a Podcast Junkie: A Student Perspective
January 1, 2007

© 2007 Carie Windham. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( …

Educating the Net Generation
January 1, 2005

The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised -- o…

ELI Discovery Tool: Net Generation Workshop Guide
July 19, 2007

The ELI Discovery Tool: Net Generation Workshop Guide is designed as an action-oriented, modifiable resource for faculty development and other instructional uses. We have focused on the Net G…

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…

ELI Innovations & Implementations - ITAP: Information Technology Associates Program
January 1, 2005

Launched in 2001, DePauw University's Information Technology Associates Program (ITAP) is a selective, four-year honors program that allows students to develop advanced skills in a wide range …

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…