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Learning science research and practical experience highlight the importance of interaction and engagement to successful learning. Active and collaborative learning environments are particularly effective for Net Generation learners. Games, simulations, group projects, and undergraduate research are among a number of models for interaction and engagement being explored.
Articles and Reports
- The entire issue of the EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 32, Number 4, 2009 is devoted to student engagement.
- Engaging Students with Engaging Tools, EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 32, Number 4, 2009
- Learning Space Design with an Inclusive Planning Process Promotes User Engagement,EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 32, Number 4, 2009
- Assessing the Future: E-Portfolio Trends, Uses, and Options in Higher Education, ECAR Bulletin, February 2009.
- Assessment for Improvement: Tracking Student Engagement Over Time, Annual Results 2009, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), November 2009
- ELI 7 Things You Should Know About...
Podcasts, Presentations and Videos
- Continuous Improvement in Teaching and Learning: Open Learning Initiative (OLI) and Open Learning Net (OLnet), ELI Web Seminar, January 11, 2010
- Clickers and Peer Instruction: A Powerful Way to Improve Student Engagement and Learning, but Only If You Do It Right ELI Web Seminar, October 05, 2009
- GameQuest: Creating an Education Game Program for Higher Ed, presentation and podcast from the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 2008
- Digital Story Making: Understanding the Learner's Perspective, presentation and video from the ELI Annual Conference, January 2008
Updated January 2010
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Student Engagement and Interaction
- Generation G and the 21st Century
March 27, 2007
A session at the ELI 2007 Spring Focus Session
The growing use of games in learning may signal a new pedagogical approach to educating the millennial generation. We'll examine the theory behind the effectiveness of games; what the past c…
- Father Google and Mother IM: Confessions of a Net Gen Learner
January 23, 2007
A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2007
Abstract: The rise of the millenials has spawned new conversations about engagement and learning on today's college campuses. But what do these Net Gen learners really want? From the mouth of …