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Federal “Learning Registry” for Digital Materials Launched
November 14, 2011

Released roughly one year ago, the U.S. Department of Education’s 2010 National Education Technology Plan ( ) called for the development of “an open-…

Mixable: A Mobile and Connected Learning Environment
March 29, 2011

Key Takeaways Students increasingly turn to social networks to enable coursework discussions outside of class , a factor that promotes their academic engagement and success. A ne…

Augmented Reality and Geotagging in Japan
March 29, 2011

Key Takeaways Mobile technology offers the ability to combine immediate access to information and location through augmented reality and geotagging . Dickinson College st…

ELI Releases New Brief on LMS
September 12, 2011

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has issued a new brief for ELI members: Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose . The brief explores what con…

New ELI 7 Things... Explores WordPress
September 9, 2011

 WordPress is an open-source web application that is fundamentally a tool for publishing content, and a broad array of colleges and universities have made use of WordPress and encouraged …

Wikipedia in the Classroom: Changing the Way Teachers and Students Use Wikipedia
January 5, 2011

Very few educators have thus far used Wikipedia as a teaching tool in their classrooms, but this is beginning to change due to the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative. The Wikimedia Foundation lau…

Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching & Learning
December 28, 2010

Instructional Consulting presents Dr. Curt Bonk, Professor in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, in a video series addressing the design and best practices of Distance Educatio…

Social Networking Tools to Facilitate Cross-Program Collaboration
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways Students working on a highly collaborative project used social networking technology for community building activities as well as basic project-related communication. Requ…

Synchronous Co-Authoring: Ready for Prime Time?
November 9, 2010

Synchronous co-authoring is only one kind of collaborative authoring. Improving the asynchronous authoring process is required to address collaborative authoring as a whole. With new solutions s…

Implementing Google Apps for Faculty and Staff
October 19, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explains how Boise State University addressed important concerns about security and strategic alignment in finalizing its decision to move to Google Apps for Educatio…