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Probing the Inverted Classroom: A Study of Teaching and Learning Outcomes in Engineering and Mathematics
January 16, 2015

Flipped classrooms have started to become commonplace on university campuses. Despite the growing number of flipped courses, however, quantitative information on their effectiveness remains…

Better Understanding through Data: Completion, Motivation, and Learning in Minnesota MOOCs
June 19, 2014

In the summer of 2013, faculty members at the University of Minnesota collaborated with staff from the university’s Office of Information Technology and provost’s office to deliver five massi…

Considering Classroom Seating for Students and Faculty in the 21st Century
March 19, 2014

In colleges and universities, the physical learning environment embodies an institution’s educational philosophy and priorities. Ideally, such environments are planned with considered attention…

Degree Compass Course Recommendation System
June 27, 2013

As a regional institution at which over 40% of students are non-traditional learners and over 50% are Pell grant recipients, Austin Peay State University (APSU), in Clarksville, Tennessee, en…

Scaling Learning Analytics across Institutions of Higher Education
May 8, 2013

T he Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) seeks to increase college student retention by performing early detection of academic risk using predictive analytics . OAAI e…

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…

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…

Role-Differentiated Responses to Active Learning Classrooms: The University of Minnesota
November 1, 2012

Technology-enhanced learning spaces called Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs ) have become an important component of the teaching and learning paradigm at the University of Minnesota. Since Aug…

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…

Increasing Student Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of U-Pace Instruction at UWM
September 6, 2012

Two faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee developed the technology-enabled instructional approach known as U-Pace , which combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with in…

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