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Mobile Learning: Context and Prospects
May 6, 2010

On March 3 and 4, 2010, the ELI community gathered for an online focus session on mobile learning. This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those s…

Learning Environments: Where Space, Technology, and Culture Converge
October 29, 2009

The introduction of information technologies into higher education added new dimensions to the educational enterprise and led to investigations into how the design of learning spaces affects teac…

Collaboration Tools
August 21, 2008

Students use technology in natural ways that allow them to do what they want: communicate with anyone they want, in the time and space that suits them best. Easily accessible and user-friendly, c…

Making the Grade: The Role of Assessment in Authentic Learning
January 8, 2008

Assessment is an integral component of any successful teaching effort. Research has shown that students engage with subject matter based in part on their expectations about how their achievement …

Engineering Informatics for Bio-Inspired Robots
October 16, 2007

Engineering Informatics for Bio-Inspired Robots is an NSF-funded project trying to break down barriers to collaboration between engineering and computer science departments. Faculty members parti…

Why Today’s Students Value Authentic Learning
October 2, 2007

Authentic learning engages students in the multidisciplinary problem solving and critical thinking researchers and experts use every day. While the concept isn't new, it is receiving renewed…

CyberBridges—An Authentic Learning Case Study
September 14, 2007

CyberBridges trains graduate students how to use cyberinfrastructure (CI) -- a combination of computing systems, applications, and virtual organizations. Supported by NSF, CyberBridges hinges on …

nanoHUB - An Authentic Learning Case Study
August 9, 2007

nanoHUB is an online portal for nanotechnology researchers, instructors, and students created by Purdue University and the National Science Foundation. It uses cyberinfrastructure to provide acce…

Approaches That Work: How Authentic Learning Is Transforming Higher Education
July 27, 2007

Authentic learning aligns well with the needs of today's participatory learners. The challenge is to channel their online and collaborative abilities and interests into academic pursuits, he…

MARIACHI - An Authentic Learning Case Study
August 2, 2007

The Mixed Apparatus for Radar Investigation of Atmospheric Cosmic-Rays of High Ionization (MARIACHI) project is setting a new standard for authentic learning—enabling students to learn by doing…

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