• 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 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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  • Students Design, Tinker, Create and Discover through Maker-based Learning

    Yes, I made that! What are you making? This little phrase is having a big impact on how students and teachers think about and engage in learning. At the core of the maker movement and its signature festival events is a desire to design, tinker, create, and discover. Maker Faires and creativity...

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  • 5 Personalized Learning Practices in NGLC Grantee Schools

    How do you know when a school is a personalized learning school? The RAND Corporation went about answering that question as part of Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, a report for the Gates Foundation that found positive achievement results in math and reading for...

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  • A Distribution Challenge: Scaling Charter School Innovation and Impact to States and Districts

    This blog originally appeared on MatchbookLearning.com on December 8, 2015 Author: Sajan George    In “Transitional Philanthropy:  Leveraging Innovation to Build Sustainability” Jeffrey Walker makes the point that in the for-profit world, venture capitalists invest...

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