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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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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Teaching with Technology
- Adoption, Pedagogy, and Analytics: Exploring Two Years of Institutional Blog Data
January 7, 2013
For more than a decade, educators and scholars have explored, researched, and implemented blogs in academic settings in a wide variety of ways. Many uses of blogs are still common in academia…
- Designing Mobile Learning Experiences for Higher Education
September 24, 2012
Mobile has been the fastest growing industry, ever . In the developed world, mobile subscriptions are flattening, not due to a lack of interest but from market saturation. The developing world…
- Classroom and Instructional Technology
December 18, 2012
This CDS Spotlight focuses on survey results related to classroom technology . Creating effective learning environments in higher education classrooms with technology poses an ongoing challe…
- The Annual ECAR Student and IT Study
December 18, 2012
The ECAR Study of Student Technology surveyed over 100,000 students from 195 institutions in 2012. The resulting report represents findings that embody student perspectives about technology in hi…
- Using Laptops in the Classroom: The University of Michigan
December 3, 2012
Across the University of Michigan, laptops and other mobile devices are appearing in the classroom in greater numbers. Many faculty see this trend as an opportunity for more innovative teac…
- Technology Enhancement Tools in an Undergraduate Biology Course
December 10, 2012
Key Takeaways This single-class study sought to evaluate technology-enhanced student engagement by comparing the experiences of students using only an e-textbook with the exper…
- Engaging Faculty as Catalysts For Change: A Roadmap for Transforming Higher Education
February 26, 2013
Key Takeaways The Faculty Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota aims to change faculty culture to implement effectively the thoughtful and innovative application …
- Podcast: Teaching in an Age of Plenty
November 24, 2012
Speaker: Theodore Gray, Co-founder, Wolfram Research, Inc. The practice and profession of teaching developed in the presence of a great scarcity of knowledge. Ubiquitous information and ever m…
- Re-envisioning a Polytechnic Commitment
November 1, 2012
Patrick B. O'Sullivan is Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at California Polytechnic State University. Jeffrey D. Armstrong is President of California Pol…
- Developing a Context-Specific Measure of Technological Expertise: The University of Washington
October 1, 2012
To systematically gather data to help inform technology-related decisions , the University of Washington conducts campus-wide surveys of instructors and students every three years. These s…