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7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning
February 11, 2016

Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts across differences such as Carnegie Classific…

7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Transcript
January 11, 2016

Efforts are under way to capture a broader range of learning experiences and create frameworks to curate them, providing a more holistic view of student learning. Expanded records would conta…

7 Things You Should Know About NGDLE
December 9, 2015

The next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) is conceived as an ecosystem—a learning environment consisting of learning tools and components that adhere to common standards. …

7 Things You Should Know About Leading Academic Transformation
November 4, 2015

Higher education’s teaching and learning mission is under significant pressure, and colleges and universities are exploring a reorientation around learner success through new course models, lea…

7 Things You Should Know About the Learning Space Rating System
October 5, 2015

The Learning Space Rating System is a tool developed by leading community experts for rating formal learning spaces to determine how well their design affords and encourages active learning…

7 Things You Should Know About Personalized Learning
September 8, 2015

Personalized learning provides a unique, highly focused learning path for each student . Individual attention from instructors isn’t feasible in traditional educational models with large…

7 Things You Should Know About Institutional Self-Assessment
August 10, 2015

Institutions are increasingly being asked to demonstrate the value of IT investments. An institutional IT self-assessment frequently provides justification for existing or proposed projects a…

7 Things You Should Know About Cross-Institutional Collaboration
July 10, 2015

Colleges and universities collaborate on initiatives that individual institutions might not be able to accomplish alone, including infrastructure projects, course offerings, and new educational m…

7 Things You Should Know About Degree-Planning Tools
June 11, 2015

Degree-planning tools provide personalized guidance to students about navigating higher education. Using institutional information and data about students, these tools aim to help s…

7 Things You Should Know About Developments in Instructional Design
May 12, 2015

In recent years, instructional design has been undergoing significant changes resulting from developments in areas including pedagogy, learning science, and technology . Instructional …