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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 …

Learning Analytics: A Report on the ELI Focus Session
May 9, 2012

On April 11 and 12, 2012, the ELI teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on learning analytics (LA) . This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, them…

7 Things You Should Know About Navigating the New Learning Ecosystem
May 2, 2012

The LMS was once the undisputed center of the digital learning ecosystem . But on many campuses, the situation has changed such that the campus online learning environment might be better v…

Launching a University Tablet Initiative: Recommendations from Stanford University’s iPad Implementation
April 26, 2012

This ELI Brief describes a program at the Stanford University School of Medicine in which entering students received an iPad and PDF annotation software for use in their curriculum. Key goals…

Empowering Students and Instructors: Reflections on the Effectiveness of iPads for Teaching and Learning
April 12, 2012

Devices like the Apple iPad call for purposeful experimentation to see how mobile technology might be used in teaching and learning and in updating established educational models to engage today…

7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Textbook
April 3, 2012

Tablet devices and the publishing they enable are leading us to reconsider what constitutes a textbook , and they certainly change the landscape of what it has traditionally meant to write an…

Closing in on Vocabulary Acquisition: Testing the Use of iPods and Flashcard Software to Eliminate Performance Gaps
March 12, 2012

Vocabulary acquisition is one of the critical building blocks in acquiring foreign language fluency . Instructors typically expect students to learn vocabulary through study separate from the …

7 Things You Should Know About Projecting from Mobile Devices
March 7, 2012

Emerging technologies allow users to connect to classroom projection systems from mobile devices , including tablets and some smartphones. Such tools can change the character of interaction…

7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms
February 7, 2012

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed . The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active l…

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…