• Managing Change in Higher Ed Student Success Initiatives

    Authors: Rosalind Ong De Trevino & Nicole Duff As part of its Integrated Planning and Advising in Student Success (iPASS) initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently hosted a Kotter International Change Management training session at the University of Texas at San Antonio (...

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  • Coaching for Student Success: What Does that Really Mean?

    Recently, I attended a talk by Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex, a revealing look at the sexual lives, pressures and perspectives of ‘successful’ girls and young women. She talked about how teens today are living in a world of ‘hookup culture,’ and deciding whether...

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  • ELI Key Issues Series: Faculty Development Still Prominent, But Requires Effective Evaluation

    Once a niche field, edtech has grown to provide educators at all types of institutions with a bevy of options to assist in instruction and evaluation—and their target audiences are certainly interested in discovering and adopting new technologies. They may be teaching online and blended...

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  • Down the Rabbit Hole? 3 Key Takeaways for Higher Ed Business Models

    Steve Jobs referred to them as ‘the crazy ones’ -- those who aren’t fond of rules, and have no respect for the status-quo. I get what he was talking about. In my work at EDUCAUSE, I’ve been fortunate to meet some of these fascinating people: those who are innovating (or...

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  • The Future of Learning Environments in Higher Education

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative It’s been nearly a year since EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) published its research report on Next-Generation Digital Learning environments (NGDLE). Since then, the teaching and learning community has embraced many of its...

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  • Kyle Bowen: Robot Writers, Open Education, and the Future of Edtech

    Beware journalists, academicians and book publishers: an intelligent Wikipedia is coming for you. That might not be the exact warning Kyle Bowen, director of educational technology services at Penn State, would offer to the media. But it isn’t too far from the capabilities he’s been...

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  • Behind the Scenes of the 2016 Higher Ed NMC Horizon Report

    Trends, challenges, and new technologies: you may have seen the headlines from the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition: These are the influences that are pushing, pulling, and shaping technology adoption related to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher...

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  • 3 Major Shifts in Teaching & Learning

    3 Major Shifts in Teaching & Learning Reflections on the 2016 ELI Annual Meeting By Malcolm Brown Conferences don’t always have a profound impact on people. For many, the inspiration dries up after the final session’s applause, as the Twitter hashtag dies down, or when the name...

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  • 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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