• 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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  • Process Mapping Exercises Reveal Big Opportunities

    By Lisa Burger At the University of North Dakota, we’re committed to delivering a more student-centered experience. It’s one of the reasons our institution was selected from a national pool to receive an iPASS grant (integrated planning, advising and student success) through EDUCAUSE,...

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  • ID2ID Program to Connect Instructional Designers Nationwide

    Sometimes grassroots ideas spread like wildfire--even in higher education. What began as an organic movement within Penn State’s instructional design community has grown into a national partnership program between the university and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI...

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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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  • Supplement or Replacement: Exploring the Role of AI in Teaching & Learning

    By Kyle Johnson At last month’s EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Satya Nitta, Global Head and Program Director of Cognitive Science and Education Technology at IBM Research, speak twice on IBM's Watson AI system. My first opportunity...

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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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  • Creating Sustainable Innovation with iPASS

    By: Donna Desrochers and Rick Staisloff, rpk GROUP Many colleges are looking at technology-enabled advising tools as a cutting-edge approach to improving student outcomes in higher education. A variety of tools—including software that can map out educational pathways, flag potential...

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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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