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Does the end of educational discounts at Linden Labs equal more growth of Open Source Virtual Worlds?
November 12, 2010

News of Linden Labs ending the educational discount for lands within SecondLife has implications for schools that are using the virtual worlds. (How) Is this affecting your institution? …

2010 Horizon Report
January 15, 2010

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of …

Dewey Goes Online: Virtual Teaming on Campus
December 22, 2009

Key Takeaways John Dewey's ideas on progressive education have become newly relevant with the advent of online learning. Collaborative online learning is an important example of De…

Implementation of ELATEwiki
December 22, 2009

Key Takeaways In March 2009, Kansas State University successfully implemented the ELATEwiki website to encourage a public exchange of e-learning and teaching resources. ELATEwiki is a u…

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…

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. …