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2012 Horizon Report
February 3, 2012

Co-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…

Analytics in Higher Education: Establishing a Common Language
January 24, 2012

The use of analytics in higher education is a relatively new area of practice and research. As with any new area of practice, a variety of terms are adopted to describe concepts and processes.…

7 Things You Should Know About Challenge-Based Learning
January 11, 2012

Challenge-based learning (CBL) is similar to problem-based learning , but with CBL, students formulate the challenges they will address . Through a process of discussion and research, …

7 Things You Should Know About First-Generation Learning Analytics
December 6, 2011

Learning analytics (LA) applies the model of analytics to the specific goal of improving learning outcomes. LA collects and analyzes the “digital breadcrumbs” that students leave as th…

7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs
November 9, 2011

A massively open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to virtually any person —and as many of them—who wants to take the course. Course activities can be …

Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose
September 7, 2011

What considerations support the decision to either augment or replace an institution’s existing learning management system (LMS) with a cloud-based, Web 2.0 technology tool to suppor…

7 Things You Should Know About WordPress
September 2, 2011

WordPress is an open-source web application that is fundamentally a tool for publishing content , and a broad array of colleges and universities have made use of WordPress and encouraged its …

7 Things You Should Know About Gamification
August 10, 2011

Gamification is the application of game elements in non-gaming situations , often to motivate or influence behavior. The rewards or the spirit of competition can spur students’ concentratio…

Classroom.NEXT: Engaging Faculty and Students in Learning Space Design
July 27, 2011

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University undertook a project to find out what a classroom would look like if it were designed by faculty and students …

7 Things You Should Know About Personalized Digital Magazines
July 12, 2011

Applications like Flipboard, Zite, RSS5000, and Taptu aggregate content from personal social media networks and other sources, presenting the information in a snappy magazine-style format c…

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