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7 Things You Should Know About Mapping Mashups
July 15, 2006

Mapping mashups use online mapping services, such as those offered by Google or Yahoo, to display customized, clickable markers showing points of interest and related information. In the classroo…

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 Know About Google Jockeying
May 15, 2006

A Google jockey is a participant in a presentation or class who surfs the Internet for terms, ideas, Web sites, or resources mentioned by the presenter or related to the topic. The jockey's …

7 Things You Should Know About Remote Instrumentation
April 15, 2006

Remote instrumentation involves remote, network-based control of scientific instruments. The expense and complexity of specialized instruments limits some institutions' access to them, and l…

7 Things You Should Know About Screencasting
March 15, 2006

A screencast is a video recording of the actions on a user's computer screen, typically with accompanying audio, distributed through RSS. Screencasts can be thought of as video podcasts. The…

7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Meetings
February 15, 2006

Virtual meetings are real-time interactions that take place over the Internet using integrated audio and video, chat tools, and application sharing. They offer a way to engage students in fully i…

ELI Discovery Tool: Applying Technology to Teaching and Learning
January 19, 2006

Individuals and institutions within higher education face a complicated array of technology options, with new technologies emerging all the time. How can you determine which technologies have val…

7 Things You Should Know About Grid Computing
January 15, 2006

Grid computing uses middleware to coordinate disparate IT resources across a network, allowing them to function as a virtual whole. The goal of a computing grid, like that of the electrical grid,…

ELI Discovery Tool: Student Input on Learning Spaces Tool
January 1, 2006

The ELI Student Input on Learning Spaces Tool is patterned on need-finding techniques practiced at Stanford University's Institute of Design. It gives colleges and universities a structured …

ELI Innovations & Implementations—The Open Learning Initiative
January 1, 2006

The Open Learning Initiative develops and makes freely available a variety of stand-alone online courses designed to present the kind of dynamic, flexible, and responsive instruction available to…