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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. …

Challenges in Setting Up Cross-Institutional Virtual Campuses
July 30, 2009

Key Takeaways The Swiss Virtual Campus (SVC) launched in 2000 with the goal of promoting an information society in Switzerland. The University of Geneva has been actively involved with …

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…

7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
June 8, 2009

VoiceThread is a media aggregator that allows people to post media artifacts—which might be a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos—for community feedba…

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…

Virtual World Learning Spaces: Developing a Second Life Operating Room Simulation
March 26, 2009

Key Takeaways A real-world approach to virtual learning spaces brings similar constraints on the types of teaching and learning possible in the virtual spaces. An alternative appr…

The Future of the Internet III
December 14, 2008

A survey of internet leaders, activists and analysts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, artificial and virt…

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