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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…

Blended Learning on the Ground: Advice from College Educators
April 2, 2015

By: Jennifer Spohrer By now I suspect most college faculty have heard of “blended learning, “hybrid learning,” and “flipped” classes. Some of us have experimented wit…

Making a Difference: Moving Your Organization from Transactional to Transformational
March 16, 2015

Key Takeaways A reallocation of budget and resources in Bucknell University's Library and Information Technology division enabled a shift from transactional functions to tra…

Networked Information's Risky Future: The Promises and Challenges of Digital Preservation
March 2, 2015

Amy Kirchhoff is Archive Service Product Manager for Portico. Sheila Morrissey is Senior Researcher at Ithaka S+R. Kate Wittenberg is Managing Director of Portico. In the last severa…

Prior Learning Assessment & Competency-Based Education
March 25, 2015

                                                          “What can you do with what you know?” Competency-based educatio…

Get More “Tech” from Your Learning Technologies
March 23, 2015

Author:  Judith A. Pirani Focusing on outcomes from NGLC’s Building Blocks for College Readiness initiative, guest blogger Judith Pirani explores how learning technologies ca…

Assessment with E-Textbook Analytics
February 15, 2015

Higher education administrators and faculty are increasingly interested in determining how large amounts of student data in electronic systems can be used to promote student success . Wher…

Instructor Engagement with E-Texts
February 23, 2015

Key Takeaways This case study of Indiana University's e-text initiative reports on the participation levels and motivations of instructors in engaging with digital textbooks…

Assessing the Impact and Efficacy of the Open-Access ChemWiki Textbook Project
January 27, 2015

Rapidly rising costs, including the cost of textbooks, impede access to higher education for many students, particularly among underserved and at-risk populations. The STEMWiki Hyperlibrary w…

The Commons of Scholarly Communication: Beyond the Firm
January 12, 2015

Mark D. W. Edington is Director of Amherst College Press. An old tale, said to arise from Zen Buddhist tradition, recalls an ancient monastery's abbot who kept a practice of tea…