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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…

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…

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…

The Case for E-Collaboration: Engaging, Empowering, and Experiential
February 11, 2015 | A session at the ELI Virtual Annual Meeting 2015

Online courses can make students feel that they are in a "classroom of one," even in a learning environment that is saturated with social media and interactions. E-collaboration is an i…

Virtual Worlds
October 1, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Join us to talk about using virtual environments as a teaching tool and learning platform and the growing variety of platforms and challenges in working with this new technology. …

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 Future of Higher Education
July 27, 2012

This Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report surveyed over 1000 internet users and experts on how they saw higher education in the year 2020. Many respondents agreed t…

I'm Not Your Friend: Social Networking in University Classes
July 18, 2012

Nicol Howard is Adjunct Faculty and a PhD Candidate at Chapman University. Key Takeaways What happens when an instructor implements social networking in undergradua…