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Prime Your Institution for Success: An Introduction to the Learning Analytics Readiness Instrument
February 4, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Is your institution planning to implement learning analytics? Are you ready? How do you know? Come discover a new survey tool to help you think about who and what to involve and how to prepare: t…

Diving Deep into Data: Motivations, Perceptions, and Learning in Minnesota MOOCs
February 4, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

We will present the results of a four-month research project in which we collected instructor and student data from the University of Minnesota's first five MOOCs during the summer of 2013. Th…

Rating the Learning Space Rating System
February 3, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

The ELI announced the Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) project in August 2013. This initiative has created a set of measurable criteria that assess how physical environments enable a spectrum …

Designs Supporting Students
February 3, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Why You Should Care about Usability Douglas Allen Peterson, Associate Professor of Psychology, The University of South Dakota Usability should inform the design, adoption, and assess…

Rapid Evaluations of Emerging Instructional Technologies: Practical Strategies to Inform University IT Governance Decisions and Faculty Development
February 3, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Many factors contribute to universities' IT governance decisions, such as cost, data security, accessibility, and infrastructure requirements. Ironically, data on teaching and learning rarel…

Promoting Situated Learning with Mobile Devices: The TourGuide Project
February 5, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Using mobile devices to promote situated learning opportunities provides opportunities for constructivist learning. TourGuide is a web-based application that leverages HTML5 to create a mobile en…

Assessing Educational Effectiveness Using Shape, Color, and Sound
February 5, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

We developed a web application for the assessment of educational effectiveness that illustrates the relationships and alignment of learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional leve…

Organic Chemistry Demystified and Mobilized with a Touch of Technology
February 5, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Undergraduate students in an introductory organic chemistry course were provided with iPad minis equipped with iSpartan, a powerful molecular visualization app, for one semester. Student performa…

Redesigning Collaborative Learning Spaces: How to Get the Information You Need to Get the Transformation Right the First Time
February 5, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

How do students work collaboratively, what do they need to do so in library spaces, and how do librarians find out this information? For a recent space redesign, our library's learning techn…

Moving Math Online: Technology Solutions
February 4, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Online mathematics? Is that possible? Yes! Integrating technology in mathematics is possible, and even allows for effective online instruction! Best teaching practices with technology will be dem…