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7 Things You Should Know About Web Syndication
April 4, 2014

For print and broadcast media, syndication is the process by which content from a single source is distributed in multiple other venues. Web syndication applies the principles of discovery and …

7 Things You Should Know About Games and Learning
March 11, 2014

Educators have long understood that the interactive dynamic of games has the potential to benefit teaching and learning , and recent years have seen considerable activity surrounding the u…

7 Things You Should Know About Competency-Based Education
February 11, 2014

Competency-based education (CBE) awards academic credit based on mastery of clearly defined competencies . CBE replaces the conventional model in which time is fixed and learning is variab…

7 Things You Should Know About Gesture-Based Computing
January 8, 2014

Gesture-based computing refers to interfaces where the human body interacts with digital resources without using common input devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, game controller, or voice…

7 Things You Should Know About Telepresence Robots
December 9, 2013

Most telepresence robots combine a mobile base with a small screen placed roughly at the height of a person —think of a tablet computer atop a mop handle anchored to a rolling platfo…

7 Things You Should Know About Wearable Technology
November 8, 2013

Wearable technologies can gather data—from the body of the wearer or from the environment —or provide information, or both. Wearables represent an evolution in our relationship wit…

ELI Podcast: Wearable Computing
November 13, 2013

Bryan Alexander is Senior Fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and founder of Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. In this interivew with ELI Associate Direct…

7 Things You Should Know About Calibrated Peer Review
October 4, 2013

Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a system developed at UCLA for coordinating and evaluating peer reviews of student work. In CPR, students review one another’s assignments in an an…

7 Ways to Use 7 Things
September 12, 2013

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is proud to celebrate the 100th edition of the 7 Things You Should Know series . The first issue was published in May 2005, addressing the topic of social …

ELI Podcast: 7 Things Anniversary
September 16, 2013

In this podcast, ELI Director Malcolm Brown celebrates the one hundredth issue of the 7 Things You Should Know About publication. His guests include EDUCAUSE President and CEO Diana Obl…

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