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7 Things You Should Know About Microlectures
November 1, 2012

A microlecture is a short recorded audio or video presentation on a single, tightly defined topic. Microlectures are typically produced by an instructor, who might begin by drafting a rough scrip…

7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation
October 8, 2012

An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest, Scoop.it, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources , parti…

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 …

Developing a Context-Specific Measure of Technological Expertise: The University of Washington
October 1, 2012

To systematically gather data to help inform technology-related decisions , the University of Washington conducts campus-wide surveys of instructors and students every three years. These s…

7 Things You Should Know About Application Development Tools
September 6, 2012

A new class of application development tools allows nontechnical users to build mobile apps quickly and easily. With these tools, users choose from an available set of templates and menus…

Increasing Student Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of U-Pace Instruction at UWM
September 6, 2012

Two faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee developed the technology-enabled instructional approach known as U-Pace , which combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with in…

7 Things You Should Know About Educational Design Research
August 6, 2012

Educational design research (EDR) addresses educational problems in real-world settings and has two primary goals : to develop knowledge, and to develop solutions . EDR tends to…

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…

Assessing Teaching and Learning in Technology-Infused TILE Classrooms at the University of Iowa
July 12, 2012

The University of Iowa’s Transform, Interact, Learn, and Engage (TILE) project encompasses a commitment to an active-learning pedagogical philosophy that infuses technology into colla…

7 Things You Should Know About Badges
June 11, 2012

Badges are digital tokens that appear as icons or logos on a web page or other online venue. Awarded by institutions, organizations, groups, or individuals, badges signify accomplishments …