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7 Things You Should Know About Developments in Instructional Design
May 12, 2015

In recent years, instructional design has been undergoing significant changes resulting from developments in areas including pedagogy, learning science, and technology . Instructional …

7 Things You Should Know About Universal Design for Learning
April 6, 2015

Universal Design for Learning is a framework for the design of materials and instructional methods that are usable by a wide range of students. One aim of UDL is to provide full access …

7 Things You Should Know About Visual Literacy
March 9, 2015

Visual literacy is the ability to recognize and critically appreciate meaning in visual content and to use visual elements to create effective communication. Visualizations often provide better w…

7 Things You Should Know About the 2015 ELI Content Anchors
February 6, 2015

Each year, ELI conducts a survey to identify the technologies and developments that the teaching and learning community finds most important for higher education. Those content anchors reflect th…

7 Things You Should Know About VR Headsets
December 5, 2014

Virtual reality (VR) uses visual, auditory, and sometimes other sensory inputs to create an immersive, computer-generated environment . VR headsets fully cover users’ eyes and often ears…

7 Things You Should Know About IPAS
November 5, 2014

IPAS is an institutional capability to create shared ownership for educational progress by providing students, faculty , and staff with holistic information and services that …

7 Things You Should Know About New Directions for the LMS
September 9, 2014

Most of today’s learning management systems were developed in an era when virtually all of higher education was organized around courses and credit hours. Changes in pedagogy, new models of l…

7 Things You Should Know About Lightboard
August 18, 2014

A number of colleges and universities are i mplementing lecture-recording tools in their video studios that allow instructors to face the camera while also writing on a transparent s…

7 Things You Should Know About CBE Tools
July 10, 2014

As competency-based education (CBE) programs become more prevalent, tools have emerged to support them , ranging from software utilities that enable a single type of student project to com…

7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking
June 3, 2014

Design thinking is a structured approach for human-centered, creative problem solving that follows an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach where disparate perspectives are e…