• MakerEd Movement: An Organic K-12/Higher Ed Connection

    Shortly before the turn of the Millennium, the work world shifted toward a digital environment, and academia followed shortly thereafter. While some high schools retained shop classes and home economics, much of the ‘making’ aspect of K-12 education existed either in art classes or in...

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  • Using Process Mapping to Unclutter Complex Processes

    By Laurie Fladd I have this drawer in my kitchen that I try not to open in front of company. I assume every kitchen has one but I am not terribly proud of my ‘junk drawer’. I hate for people to see that despite my outward appearance of a clean, well-organized, and overall fabulous...

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  • Leading Academic Transformation in Real Time

    A roomful of higher education leaders and faculty were gathered around tables. The space was abuzz with conversations, which continued at a quick pace, as all involved participated with a palpable sense of urgency. They were being timed. Like hackathons that have been popularized in startup...

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  • Outside the Boundaries: Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality in Learning

    Virtual reality, like rock n’ roll, is not something that can be described well. It must be experienced in order to be fully appreciated and understood. Interestingly, it has been catching on among educators. Since 2013, Emory Craig, Director of eLearning at the College of New Rochelle, and...

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  • Tracking Key Issues in Teaching & Learning: What Matters Most in 2017

    By Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz Since 2011, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has been tracking key issues for higher education teaching and learning. We solicit input from the full breadth of the teaching and learning community, including faculty members, students, and professionals from the...

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  • What Organizations Need to Know to Become Effective Partners in Advising Redesign

    Author: Laurie Fladd They say “many hands make light work.” Implementing an effective advising redesign takes many hands from both inside and outside the institution. Schools use vendors, consultants and nonprofits to help them as they undertake this massive institutional change. On...

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  • Milestone Moments: From Insight to Action

    Author: Laura Gambino What’s a milestone moment?  Why are they important opportunities for institutional change initiatives? Milestone moments are key points in a project or initiative. Often they are marked by time – the six month or one year mark of a project–or by a...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: The Urgent Present and Imminent Future

    The ELI Annual Meeting is in full swing, here in Houston, Texas. Our community of 500+ attendees has once again selected the Key Issues in Teaching and Learning and we’re learning, networking, and exchanging information on those issues together as we always do. We’re also under tornado...

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  • Kyle Peck: Predicting the Future of Alternative Credentials

    “We have a distinct opportunity to solve the equity issue in higher education. In place of our current “one-size-fits-all” model, we could offer all a diverse portfolio of programs that could help people become successful.” His eyes may be focused on the horizon, but...

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  • Competency-Based Education Gains Momentum

    This is the second post in a new series reflecting on a variety of both emerging and established areas where K-12 and higher education appear to be at a confluence.   We’re examining competency-based education (CBE), an approach that has been celebrated for its customization and...

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