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Interweaving assessments into immersive authentic simulations: Design strategies for diagnostic and instructional
May 8, 2012

The author details how virtual worlds and augmented realities now offer the opportunity for all students to experience simulated, authentic internships without leaving their classrooms as well as…

New Technology-based Models for Postsecondary Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Research Agendas
June 3, 2013

This report is the result of a National Science Foundation-Sponsored Computing Research Association Workshop held at MIT on January 9-11, 2013. This workshop developed a framework for understan…

Designing Open Materials Intentionally for the Blended Classroom
July 1, 2013

One of the interesting things that is going on right now is that MOOC providers, unable to find a path to sustainability in the direct-to-consumer market, have now positioned themselves as provid…

Keeping Up With... Gamification
May 31, 2013

The May 2013 ACRL Keeping Up With… publication provides a brief overview of gamification in the library. The May 2013 ACRL Keeping Up With…

Learning and the Massive Open Online Course: A Report on the ELI Focus Session
May 21, 2013

On April 3 and 4, 2013, the ELI teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on Learning and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This report is a synthesis of the k…

Higher Education in the Ultra-Connected Age
April 25, 2013

New forms of scholarship, new educational pathways , and new interconnections and dependencies characterize the digitally rich landscape of higher education today. We are living and workin…

Immersive Interfaces for Engagement and Learning
January 1, 2009

Immersion is the subjective impression that one is participating in a comprehensive, realistic experience. Interactive media now enable various degrees of digital immersion. The more a virtual im…

Using Google+ to Enhance Student Learning, Engagement, and Communication
April 1, 2013

Key Takeaways The social media tool Google+ lets students participate in a protected online environment that facilitates communication and information sharing about development…

Democratizing Higher Education
October 11, 2012

In this keynote session from The Sloan Consortium Conference , Sebastian Thrun discusses his venture into MOOCs. In 2011, Thrun took his Stanford graduate level class online, and 160,000 stude…

The Quad: An Online Interface to the Formative Influence of a Radically Expanded Learning Community beyond the Classroom
February 3, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Facing the challenges of a changing marketplace for our degrees and increased demand for geographically and technologically distributed classes, we began to ask how much educational formation hap…