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Using Blogs for Formative Assessment and Interactive Teaching
April 30, 2007

This case study shows how students were taught the skills they need to find information relevant to their subject area. As groups of students are generally seen once only, measures to assess the …

Beyond Google: How do students conduct academic research?
September 4, 2007

This paper reports findings from an exploratory study about how students majoring in humanities and social sciences use the Internet and library resources for research. Using student discussion g…

Human Futures for Technology and Education
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. In January 2007, Michael Wesch released a video on the history o…

Becoming Net Savvy
July 30, 2007

Viewpoint Becoming Net Savvy All of us bear responsibility for learning to be net savvy and supporting the members of our campus communities in the same lifelong process By Diana G. Ob…

The New Economy, Technology, and Learning Outcomes Assessment
July 30, 2007

Viewpoint The New Economy, Technology, and Learning Outcomes Assessment Answering calls for change entails meaningful assessments of technology-enabled learning By Anne H. Moore A…

Information Literacy Redux: Whose Job Is It?
July 16, 2007

Information literacy has been a key focus for many academic library programs for over 30 years. Today, information literacy is being revisited as an institutional imperative. This Web seminar wil…

7 Things You Should Know About Wikipedia
June 7, 2007

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia anyone can add to or edit. A highly popular resource, Wikipedia has become a primary research tool of college students, and it may help them develop compar…

7 Things You Should Know About Facebook II
May 15, 2007

Since ELI's first brief on Facebook ( ), the social networking site originally developed for college and university students has be…

Reflecting, Writing, and Responding: Reasons Students Blog
January 1, 2007

Faculty and students are recognizing blogging's learning potential, including the chance to practice writing, reflect on others' thinking, and respond to critical analyses of one's…

Why Johnny Can't Search (Intelligently)
January 1, 2007

Diana G. Oblinger, Vice President of EDUCAUSE, discusses the importance of critical thinking skills and the current ways information literacy is being taught in higher education. …