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Diana G. Oblinger, Editor
©2012 EDUCAUSE ISBN 978-1-933046-00-6

 

How can we reach more learners, more effectively, and with greater impact?

Education changes lives and societies, but can we sustain the current model? New models and new technologies allow us to rethink many of the premises of education—location and time, credits and credentials, knowledge creation and sharing.

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education’s mission without being crippled by constraints or overpowered by greater expectations.

Find out who is changing the game and what we can learn from their different approaches in Game Changers. Download the entire book or individual chapters and case studies below.

 

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"I met with our provost and deans and shared some observations from the book. They were interested in downloading particular components that connect with our future plans. The brief case studies are a particular benefit because we can contact colleagues at those institutions for more information should we wish to pursue ideas they share."
─ Linda L. M. Bennett, President, University of Southern Indiana

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—John F. Speer III, President and CEO, Ellucian

EDUCAUSE President and CEO, Diana Oblinger, talks about Game Changers.
 

Rethink the Rules

Education changes lives and societies, but can we sustain the current model?
Changing the Game in Higher Ed IT, which debuted at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2012, explores how new models and new technologies allow us to rethink many of the premises of education.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Molly Corbett Broad
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Chapters

The Knowledge Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for American Higher Education
Paul E. Lingenfelter
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The Questions We Need to Ask First: Setting Priorities for Higher Education in Our Technology-Rich World
Debra Humphreys
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IT as a Game Changer
Diana G. Oblinger
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From Metrics to Analytics, Reporting to Action: Analytics' Role in Changing the Learning Environment
Linda Baer and John Campbell
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IT Innovations and the Nontraditional Learner
Pamela Tate and Rebecca Klein-Collins
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Why Openness in Education?
David Wiley and Cable Green
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Early Days of a Growing Trend: Nonprofit/For-Profit Academic Partnerships in Higher Education
Daniel Pianko and Josh Jarrett
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Scaling Up: Four Ideas to Increase College Completion
Vernon C. Smith
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Western Governors University
Robert W. Mendenhall
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University of Phoenix
William (Bill) Pepicello
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SUNY Empire State College: A Game Changer in Open Learning
Meg Benke, Alan Davis, and Nan L. Travers
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Athabasca University: Canada's Open University
Dietmar Kennepohl, Cindy Ives, and Brian Stewart
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Providing Quality Higher Education for Adults
Susan C. Aldridge
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University of the People
Shai Reshef
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The Open Learning Initiative: Enacting Instruction Online
Ross Strader and Candace Thille
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The Postmodality Era: How "Online Learning" Is Becoming "Learning"
Thomas B. Cavanagh
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Going the Distance: Outsourcing Online Learning
Susan E. Metros and Joan Falkenberg Getman
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Introduction
Diana G. Oblinger
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Case Studies

Royal Roads University: Using Synchronous Web Conferencing to Maintain Community at a Distance
Mary Burgess
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The Open Course Library of the Washington State Colleges
Tom Caswell
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Austin Peay State University: Degree Compass
Tristan Denley
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Yakima Valley Community College: Using Near-Real-Time Data to Increase Student Success
Wilma Dulin, Sheila Delquadri, and Nicole M. Melander
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Ball State University
Jo Ann Gora
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Mozilla Open Badges
Erin Knight and Carla Casilli
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STAR: Using Technology to Enhance the Academic Journey
Erika Lacro and Gary Rodwell
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OpenCourseWare
Mary Lou Forward
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The Open University of Hong Kong: The i-Counseling System
Chun Ming Leung and Eva Tsang
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Central Piedmont Community College: Online Student Profile Learning System
Clint McElroy
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The CHANCE Program in China: Transforming Students into "Global-Minded" Scientific Investigators and Citizens
Jacqueline McLaughlin
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Georgetown University: Web Conferencing—A Critical Skill for the Connected World
Pablo G. Molina
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Blended Learning and New Education Logistics in Northern Sweden
Anders Norberg
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Valencia College: LifeMap and Atlas—Planning for Success
Joyce C. Romano and Bill White
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The Saylor.org Model
Jennifer Shoop
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Penn State World Campus: Ensuring Success, Not Just Access
Wayne Smutz and Craig D. Weidemann
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Stories in Our Classrooms: A Faculty Community of Practice as an Agent of Change
Beverly Bickel, William Shewbridge, and Jack Suess
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Kansas State University: Creating a Virtual Faculty Consortium
Elizabeth A. Unger
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CS50 at Harvard: "The Most Rewarding Class I Have Taken . . . Ever!"
Katie Vale
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Transforming Education with Research That Makes a Difference
J. D. Walker, Charles D. Dziuban, and Patsy D. Moskal
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Shaping the Path to Digital: The Indiana University eTexts Initiative
Brad Wheeler and Nik Osborne
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