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In this age of BYOD, it is a given that technology is also in the classroom. But questions persist; does the use of technology in instruction improve learning? How do we assess the learning outcomes? Which technologies prove the most effective in the classroom? The following resources explore these questions and more.
ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013, September 2013. This year's findings are distilled into four broad themes to help educators and higher education institutions better understand how students experience technology on their respective campuses and the ways in which new, better, or more technology can impact students’ relationship with information technology.
8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online. This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching.
Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education, EDUCAUSE Review, April 2013. A 2010-2011 study of social media found that 100 percent of the colleges and universities studied are using it but also found that use social media for instruction, most use video in the classroom and many use blogs and wikis.
Engaging Faculty as Catalysts For Change: A Roadmap for Transforming Higher Education, EDUCAUSE Review, February 2013. The Faculty Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota aims to implement effectively the thoughtful and innovative application of educational technologies.
Using Laptops in the Classroom: The University of Michigan, ELI Seeking Evidence of Impact (SEI) Case Studies, December 2012. In effort to assess the efficacy of laptops for student learning, the university’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) undertook a study to examine how laptops affect student attentiveness, engagement, and learning.
Simple Works: Why Technology Innovation Means More of Less, ELI Fall Focus Session, October 2012. This session explored how to communicate new ideas, find the best faculty partners, and develop new technology that scales to meet a spectrum of needs while providing an underlying platform for research and assessment.
What's Next for Emerging Technologies That Support Teaching and Learning? ELI Fall Focus Session, October 2012. This session recording describes Indiana University’s two-year pilot program that assess multiple learning technologies in effort to strengthen their understanding of how these systems and tools support teaching and learning.
Developing a Context-Specific Measure of Technological Expertise: The University of Washington, ELI Seeking Evidence of Impact (SEI) Case Studies, October 2012. To help the University of Washington make inform technology-related decisions a survey of instructors and students is every three years. This case study discusses the 2011 version of the surveys, focusing specifically on the data from two sections of the survey: technological proficiency, and technology supports and obstacles.
Interweaving assessments into immersive authentic simulations: Design strategies for diagnostic and instructional insights, Chris Dede, White Paper for the ETS Invitational Research Symposium on Technology Enhanced Assessments). Educational Testing Service. May 2012. The author details how virtual worlds and augmented realities now offer the opportunity for all students to experience simulated, authentic internships without leaving their classrooms.
Learning science through games and simulations, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, 2011. This book reviews the available research on learning science through interaction with digital simulations and games. It considers the potential of digital games and simulations to contribute to learning science in schools, in informal out-of-school settings, and everyday life.
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- Seminar 18P - The "Horizon Report": A Hands-On Approach to Putting Theory into Practice (separate registration required)
October 15, 2013
A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013
Each year, the Horizon Report identifies and outlines the key trends and technologies that shape the evolution of education. To make the best use of the report, it is essential to understand …
- "Listening" with Social Media in the Higher Ed Classroom
May 30, 2013
A session at the Southeast Regional Conference
Smart phones, social media, and students wanting to be connected at all times can provide distractions and challenges in the classroom. This session suggests that students' constant connection…
- Performing Data-Driven Curriculum Mapping
February 5, 2013
A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting
It's no secret that learning analytics provides the evidence of student learning that accrediting bodies have increasingly pressured institutions to show. But many institutions struggle with…
- Learning Sciences and Learning Analytics: Time for a Marriage - Sponsored by Starin
February 5, 2013
A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting
Over the past several decades, the interdisciplinary field of the learning sciences has developed a substantial body of theory, research, and design guidelines that can be leveraged for the emergin…
- Leveraging Web-Based Geospatial Tools in the Classroom
January 18, 2013
A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
This presentation will highlight the success of web-based geospatial tools in both research and undergraduate curriculum at Lehigh University. In addition, it will provide a brief overview of som…
- Teaching with the iPad: Cloud Computing for Synchronization and Collaboration
March 27, 2012
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2012
This workshop gives teachers a viable starting place in using the iPad as an educational tool by discussing effective cloud computing techniques. The focus is primarily on collaborative and organiz…
- Disrupting Ourselves: Cherished Assumptions, New Designs, and the Problem of Learning in Higher Ed - Sponsored by WTC Consulting
January 11, 2012
A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2012
Our concept of learning has expanded at a rate far outpacing our notion of teaching, an issue that applies to the design and delivery of learning experiences. This presentation will look at how thi…
- Teaching and Learning with Low-Cost, Low-Barrier Technologies: How Web 2.0 Is Improving Education
March 29, 2011
A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2011
This presentation will outline the process, results, and unintended consequences that KSC students and two professors experienced when they decided to move from Blackboard to a selection of Web 2.0…
- Teaching Technology Virtually: Beyond the Desktop
January 13, 2011
A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2011
A crucial part of teaching forensic investigation online has been the need for real-time access to state-of-the-art, industry-specific computer equipment and software tools. To meet this need, SU h…
- Instructional Intentions and the Realities of Practice: Faculty Perspectives of Learning in the Web 2.0 Environment (Learning Technology)
January 20, 2010
A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2010
Web 2.0 technologies are implemented with intentions of enriching the teaching and learning experience. With their adoption comes a set of implied pedagogical practices that are often imperfectly u…