• Infographic: ELI’s 2016 Key Issues in Teaching & Learning

    When you have a virtual ‘brain trust’ at the ready, you don’t squander an opportunity to uncover what challenges or new areas are reshaping your discipline. You ask them. And then you prioritize a rich and robust year of programming, including webinars, courses, sessions and...

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  • The Fallacy that CBE Students Don’t Learn

    Author: Jerry Rekart, Southern New Hampshire University As a Chicago Cubs fan, I don’t often have something to cheer about; however, I found myself doing so last month when I read the blog post on the myths of competency-based education (CBE).   In this article, a brief framework...

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  • The Long and Winding Road: Leading Academic Transformation

    Senior leaders in teaching and learning continually face challenging issues from a variety of areas, from IT and instructional design to teaching methodologies and ever-evolving fields of expertise. Institutions of higher education are complex entities with many, many moving parts—and they...

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  • Post-Secondary Trending Now: An Impenetrable EdTech ‘Bubble’?

    C’mon, what’s a few million dollars between friends? Sorry to burst your bubble: it appears that the ballooning edtech industry continues to grow even several years after critics predicted its downfall. The claims, reminiscent of the tech boom of the late 90s and early 2000s, weren...

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  • Crafting Our Future at the 2016 ELI Annual Meeting

    The future of higher education will undoubtedly involve evolving digital learning technologies, new pedagogical approaches, and bold strategies for student success—yet exactly how these changes will take place depends upon the broader teaching and learning community. Join us at the ELI...

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  • Call for Submissions: 2016 NMC Horizon Report Video Competition

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative ’Tis the season for the academy awards, so I will use them as metaphor. It is a growing realization in the teaching and learning community that technology wins the award for best supporting actor, perhaps, but the leading...

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  • At-Risk Students: How the Evolution of Data Science is Creating Big (Human) Impact

    As we usher in 2016, big data and greater connectivity continue to offer a tremendous amount of promise across many fields. In education, they can mean the difference between students succeeding or struggling to keep pace in college—or worse, dropping out altogether.   Today, we...

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  • Attention, Higher Ed Futurists: Are You Ready to Shape 2016?

    I’m not much for making predictions, but one thing I do know is that the innovation space in higher education is only going to get more interesting this year. We’ll be off to the races at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, February 2-4, in San Antonio, Texas. There, you...

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  • The Power of Language in Innovation

    Author: Holly Parker   I am a recovering high school English teacher. I spent 15 years helping young people understand and interact with the world and each other through the purposeful analysis and employment of language.   While I haven’t been in the classroom for five...

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  • The Myths of Competency-Based Education: Questions of Equity and Quality

    Over 200 colleges in the U.S. are now exploring technology-enabled competency-based education (CBE). Some of this interest is spurred by the realization that the ‘new normal’ in higher ed is a 27-year-old who is the first in her family to attempt to go to college—with a job...

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