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Next Generation Learning Challenge: Simulating Teaching
December 15, 2011

Key Takeaways Can someone learn to teach by practicing with a classroom simulation ? Simulations provide multiple chances to practice , including making attempts with highe…

Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning (cPLTL): Development and Implementation
December 15, 2011

Key Takeaways Given the proven success of peer-led team learning , an experiment explored whether cyber PLTL could achieve similar success , especially in STEM fields. R…

Situational Qualities Exhibited by Exceptional Presenters
October 18, 2011

Bad presentations are commonplace, but rather than focus on what is wrong with bad presentations, the authors looked at what makes an exceptional presentation . They referenced recent…

Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education
September 12, 2011

George Siemens ( gsiemens@gmail.com ) is with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. Phil Long ( longpd@uq.edu.au ) is a Professor in the Schools of …

Hands-On Practice Helps Students Master IT Skills and Succeed
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways Students in information technology need realistic, hands-on experience to master IT skills. When students have the opportunity to train with a hands-on curriculum and prep…

Engaging the Doctoral Learning Community with Videoconferencing
September 22, 2010

Key Takeaways Faced with the economic effects of the recession, Union Institute & University asked its departments to consider ways to ease the financial burden on their learners and th…

A Glance at Institutional Support for Faculty Teaching in an Online Learning Environment
September 22, 2010

Key Takeaways A survey of higher education institutions in a 12-state region investigated how they support faculty with the design and development of web-based classes. The literature o…

Assessing Faculty's Technology Needs
December 22, 2009

Key Takeaways A center for teaching excellence can ease the transition to the 21st century classroom by responding to faculty needs. The University of South Carolina's Center for T…

Video Tutorials: A Sustainable Method for Campus Technology Training
October 29, 2009

Key Takeaways Offering campus technology training online is an effective, sustainable alternative to live training workshops that saves space, time, equipment, and paper. Video tutorial…

Pedagogical & Technological Support for Active Learning Classrooms
July 22, 2009

A survey to determine the pedagogical and technological supports available within the active learning classroom (ALC) environment was sent June 1, 2009. The invitation for survey responses (inclu…