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7 Things You Should Know About Connected Learning
May 9, 2013

Higher education is entering a new, evolutionary phase defined by connections between everything and everyone . Connected learning is rooted in the active participation of students, instruct…

7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces
April 9, 2013

A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and working room in a community environ…

7 Things You Should Know About Video Communication
March 11, 2013

A growing list o f communication tools takes advantage of the proliferation of personal computing devices that feature video cameras , allowing users to easily engage in synchronous vid…

7 Things You Should Know About Infographic Creation Tools
February 11, 2013

A new breed of tools is emerging that allow faster and easier creation of infographics , enabling users without deep skills in graphic design or the software that supports it. These …

2013 Horizon Report
February 4, 2013

Produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to…

Emerging Technologies, Innovation, and Academic Transformation: A Report on the ELI Focus Session
January 31, 2013

On October 2 and 3, 2012, the ELI teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on emerging technologies, innovation, and academic transformation . This white paper is…

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Learning Spaces
January 8, 2013

Alternative classroom designs have emerged that support collaborative learning and shift the focus away from lecture-based formats. Collaborative learning spaces generally involve new…

Adoption, Pedagogy, and Analytics: Exploring Two Years of Institutional Blog Data
January 7, 2013

For more than a decade, educators and scholars have explored, researched, and implemented blogs in academic settings in a wide variety of ways. Many uses of blogs are still common in academia…

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…

7 Things You Should Know About Group Texting
December 12, 2012

Group texting is an easy means of sending one brief missive to many people by means of cell phone text messaging . Instructors create a group, or “cell,” for each class or learning tea…