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Passive to Active: Turning the Classroom Around
March 13, 2013 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference

A new studio classroom environment provides the backdrop for the case study of a professor working to incorporate technology and new learning strategies into her class in a pedagogically responsi…

Data Visualization in Education
March 19, 2013 | A session at the Midwest Regional Conference

Predictably, data-visualization technologies are applied to science and business practices for modeling outcomes and forecasting trends. What if this same technology were applied to course conten…

Next-Generation Learning: What Is It? And Will It Work?
February 6, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

The explosion of online educational resources, more powerful learning platforms, learner analytics, and MOOCs is changing higher education. Unfortunately, research on the effectiveness of different…

Why Intervention and Impact Evaluation Is Critical for Improving Student Learning
February 4, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

This session will highlight effective strategies for designing and assessing the impact of interventions aimed at improving learning. Drawing on two recent SEI case studies that reported research o…

Trends in Learning Outcomes, General Education, and Assessment
April 30, 2009

From November 19, 2008, to February 16, 2009, Hart Research Associates conducted an online survey among 433 Chief Academic Officers or designated representatives at AAC&U member institutions …

A Break From Purgatory, Barely
July 23, 2008

Margaret Spellings gives partial relief to accreditor of liberal arts programs, allowing it to approve new colleges but extending its recognition for 3 (not 5) years, citing lingering concerns. …

A Framework for Assessing Learning Outcomes in Online Business Simulations
December 28, 2007

This paper explores a framework for assessing effectiveness in online business simulations geared towards business students. This paper explores …

Making the Grade: The Role of Assessment in Authentic Learning
January 8, 2008

Assessment is an integral component of any successful teaching effort. Research has shown that students engage with subject matter based in part on their expectations about how their achievement …

Assessment From the Faculty Point of View
November 30, 2007

Anthropologists say professors should stop looking at measuring outcomes as an external threat and start taking ownership of the process. Anthrop…

Another Call for Assessment
November 20, 2007

"As college associations unveil new ways for colleges to report on what they do, and Congress debates how much accreditors should ask of colleges, an effort has been going on for mon…


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