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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
- Designing a Future of Digital Engagement
September 9, 2014
“The future of higher education is more than a digital replica of yesterday’s campus or even today’s classroom. The building blocks of our future higher education institutions are physica…
- Designing Open Materials Intentionally for the Blended Classroom
July 1, 2013
One of the interesting things that is going on right now is that MOOC providers, unable to find a path to sustainability in the direct-to-consumer market, have now positioned themselves as provid…
- Developments to Watch: Federal Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Commission
May 24, 2011
The 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act established an Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities under the …
- Distance Ed Regulation Commissionâ€™s Work Continues
January 8, 2013
As highlighted before the holidays, in both a blog post and an EDUCAUSE Live! online presentation , the Commission on Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education , chartered by t…
- Distance Ed. State Authorization Reg. Done for Now
July 31, 2012
Our colleagues at WCET, Russ Poulin and Megan Raymond, have highlighted last Friday's release of a "Dear Colleague Letter" (DCL) by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that c…
- Does a Campus Need a Social Media Policy?
August 17, 2011
It depends. There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether or not college and university campuses need social media policies. While there do not appear to be any legal mandates for…
- Does the end of educational discounts at Linden Labs equal more growth of Open Source Virtual Worlds?
November 12, 2010
News of Linden Labs ending the educational discount for lands within SecondLife has implications for schools that are using the virtual worlds. (How) Is this affecting your institution? …
- Draft Recommendations, Postsecondary Accessible Instructional Materials Commission
July 15, 2011
The federal Postsecondary Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Commission met earlier this week to discuss the commission’s first full draft of its potential recommendations to Congr…
- Draft St. Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Ready for Input
April 30, 2012
Russ Poulin, deputy director for research and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), has announced that a draft State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)…
- E08 Podcast: Tomorrow's Students, Today's K-12 Digital Learners: Are You Ready for Them?
April 28, 2009
This forty-three minute podcast features a session from the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference. The session, entitled " Tomorrow's Students, Today's K-12 Digital Learners: Are You …