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Effects of University and Departmental Community on Online Learners
December 22, 2009

By Daniel G. Spurgin and Marcus D. Childress Research indicates that online learning environments are deficient in community, which negatively impacts learning. Research on communit…

Social Isolation and New Technology
November 9, 2009

This report adds new insights to an ongoing debate about the extent of social isolation in America. A widely-reported 2006 study argued that since 1985 Americans have become more socially isolate…

Giving Credit Where and When It Is Due: Adventures in Digital Credentials and Badges
February 5, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Groups not traditionally in the degree-granting realm are upending how (and by whom) credit is issued. We will look at how programs outside higher education—as well as some pioneering projects in…

The Case for a Campus Makerspace
February 6, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

What will the college campus of the future look like? How will technology change how we teach and learn at universities? When we attempt to answer those questions, we often emphasize the impact o…

Creating the Virtual Classroom
February 12, 2013 | A session at the West/Southwest Online Regional Conference 2013

Through the proliferation of high-speed Internet services, integrated multimedia components, and innovative collaboration software, technology has facilitated distance learning in higher educatio…

Designing Courses Based on the SECI Model with the Mahara E-Portfolio
February 4, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

We will explore three topics in our session. First, we will introduce some of Japan's current online and blended teaching and learning scenarios. Second, we will explain our teaching process…

Podcast: AJ Kelton on Virtual Worlds and the Changing Face of Education
February 18, 2010

AJ Kelton is Director of Emerging Instructional Technologies for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at Montclair State University. In this interview, he comments on whether virtu…

ELI Session: Expanding Educational Realities – Exploring Interactive and Immersive Learning Experiences
February 16, 2010

Today's students are increasingly choosing to move beyond the traditional physical classroom educational model. The Internet has created an educational evolution fostering learner-centered e…

ELI Session: Some of My Students Are Not Human! Avatar Interaction and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds
February 14, 2010

Avatars are used in virtual worlds to increase a user's sense of social presence. Into the virtual space we carry our sense of identity and race and tend to act out our real-life prejudices …

Med School, High Tech
July 23, 2009

New medical schools are launching curriculums with more use of simulation and more social science -- and many established schools are moving in that direction, too. …

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