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Teaching and Learning
The strategic use of information technology has the ability to transform teaching and learning helping institutions realize EDUCAUSE’s mission of "transforming education through information technologies." All institutions have made educating learners a critical priority. Technology is a means, not an end, toward that goal.
EDUCAUSE focuses on understanding learners, aligning learning principles and practices together and integrating learning technology—all with the goal of improving student success. EDUCAUSE members also benefit from tools and techniques that enable them to deliver high quality academic programs and support services in a flexible manner. The strategic use of information technology can enhance student engagement, improve access, and make services more convenient. As IT is integrated into the academic enterprise, a number of other issues are raised such as financing, policies, faculty involvement, and assessment.
We encourage you to explore EDUCAUSE’s resources on teaching and learning. These include the work of our members as well as material contributed from EDUCAUSE's strategic initiative, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. We hope you will find the material of use and encourage you to contribute to future EDUCAUSE activities in teaching and learning.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Teaching and Learning
- Connecting with USC Scholars Online
February 5, 2014
A session at the ELI Virtual Annual Meeting 2014
MOOCS have our attention, presenting us with as many challenges as new opportunities. Inspired by the concept of open access to academic content and with the goal of developing faculty online tea…
- Seminar 02 - Engaging and Empowering the 21st-Century Student Using Wikipedia PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee are required to attend this seminar.
February 13, 2012
A session at the ELI 2012 Online Annual Meeting
"Most inquiry starts at Wikipedia, whether we like it or not," writes columnist Casper Grathwohl in the Chronicle of Higher Education. "So as students and scholars, we need to improv…
- Kindles in the Classroom: Theories, Practices, and Results in a Lower-Division English Course (Innovative Practice)
January 21, 2010
A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2010
Theoretically, the Kindle is a promising teaching and learning device for the mobile generation now attending institutions of higher learning. In piloting subsidized Amazon Kindles, however, Prince…
- Authentic Learning in History and Social Sciences: How "Real" Can We Make the Classroom Experience?
March 19, 2008
A session at the ELI 2008 Online Spring Focus Session
How can we bring authentic learning, with real-world outcomes and assessments, into the history/social science classroom? This session will discuss the presenter's efforts to design and teach …
- Prisms Around Student Learning: Information Literacy, IT Fluency, and Media Literacy
August 15, 2007
A session at the ELI 2007 Fall Focus Session
The family of literacies now promoted in higher education (information literacy, IT fluency, and media and visual literacies) continues to multiply. These educational agendas call for more pervas…