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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…

7 Things You Should Know About Wikipedia
June 7, 2007

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia anyone can add to or edit. A highly popular resource, Wikipedia has become a primary research tool of college students, and it may help them develop compar…

7 Things You Should Know About Facebook II
May 15, 2007

Since ELI's first brief on Facebook ( ), the social networking site originally developed for college and university students has be…

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…

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 ( …

ELI Discovery Tool: Guide to Podcasting
January 1, 2007

The ELI Discovery Tool: Guide to Podcasting provides an overview of the technology, case studies, user perspectives, and implementation strategies. A "know-before-you-go" compendium, th…

7 Things You Should Know About RSS
April 15, 2007

RSS is a protocol that lets users subscribe to online content using a "reader" or "aggregator." Internet users tend to settle on preferred information sources. RSS allows user…

7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons
March 15, 2007

Creative Commons is an alternative to traditional copyright, devel¬oped by a nonprofit organization of the same name. By default, most original works are protected by copyright, which confers …

7 Things You Should Know About Open Journaling
February 15, 2007

Open journaling tools manage the process of publishing peer-reviewed journals online. They enable users to publish academic journals more easily and much less expensively than traditional methods…