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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
- Evaluating Digital Services: A Visitors and Residents Approach
February 19, 2014
This JISC infoKit contains advice on evaluating the services university libraries offer to users. The focus is primarily on digital/online services but set within the broader context of more trad…
- Measuring Learner Engagement in Computer-Equipped College Classrooms
April 1, 2008
Although engagement and learning appear linked, quantitatively measuring this relationship is challenging. New technologies offer a window into studying the interactions among classroom activi…
- Immersive Interfaces for Engagement and Learning
January 1, 2009
Immersion is the subjective impression that one is participating in a comprehensive, realistic experience. Interactive media now enable various degrees of digital immersion. The more a virtual im…
- Cultivating Change in the Academy: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012
July 9, 2012
Cultivating Change is an eBook designed to stimulate discussion about what’s possible as well as generate new vision and academic technology direction. It serves as a means for faculty, ins…
- Balancing Act: How College Students Manage Technology While in the Library during Crunch Time
October 13, 2011
The paper presents findings from 560 interviews with undergraduates on 10 campuses distributed across the US, as part of Project Information Literacy (PIL). Overall, the findings suggest that stu…
- Will Mobile Learning Bring a Paradigm Shift in Higher Education?
January 27, 2011
In the light of technology-driven social change that creates new challenges for universities, this paper considers the potential of mobile learning as a subset of e-learning to effect a paradig…
- Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching & Learning
December 28, 2010
Instructional Consulting presents Dr. Curt Bonk, Professor in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, in a video series addressing the design and best practices of Distance Educati…
- The Heart of Student Success: Teaching, Learning, and College Completion and 2010 CCCSE Executive Summary
November 10, 2010
This report describes four strategies that are likely to improve studentsâ€™ chances for college completion: strengthening classroom engagement, integrating student support into the learning…
- Active Learning Classrooms at McGill
September 13, 2010
Active Learning Classrooms are spaces that are designed to support teaching and learning in an atmosphere conducive to engaging students actively in their own learning. McGillâ€™s Teaching…
- Fans and Fears of 'Lecture Capture'
November 9, 2009
Research says posting lectures online could improve learning without discouraging classroom attendance, yet some professors want no part of it. R…