• Introducing the VR and AR: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning series

    By Maya Georgieva and Emory Craig, the co-founders of Digital Bodies - Immersive Learning With virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), we are on the cusp of the next wave of the Digital Revolution. Immersive computing will impact multiple areas of culture and society, transforming the way we...

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  • Embracing Real-World Work as Bona Fide Learning Experience

    Potential degree seekers may see the sharp tuition increases, ballooning student debt and a dearth of job prospects facing college students as reasons to forgo college in favor of entering the workforce. These circumstances may actually make a college education a less logical (and potentially even...

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  • Opening the Black Box of Adaptivity

    Adaptive courseware has raised both the hope of personalized learning at scale and the fear that the systems will replace faculty in the learning process. While some proponents have talked about the promise of “a robot tutor in the sky,” others like Candice Thille at Stanford University...

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  • Enablement, Not Disruption, Spurs Change in Higher Ed

    Exciting innovations are taking place in higher education, but they’re rarely (if ever) the result of an overnight success. Years of work—securing grant funding, conducting intensive research, assembling teams, and preparing for experimentation and production—precede...

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  • 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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