• 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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  • Next Generation Learning Today: Competency-Based Education and Personalized Learning

    Competency-Based Education and Chicago Personalizing Learning at West Belden, CompetencyWorks West Belden is learning how to build flexibility into the physical classroom, staffing, scheduling, and time allocation. In the traditional system, schedules are rigid regardless of whether students...

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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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  • Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee

    By Maggie P. Fay   A few years ago, Tennessee math teachers faced a puzzle. Why was remedial math taught by computer successfully helping high school students get ready for college when the exact same course at the community college wasn’t working? Since 2012, the state of...

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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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  • Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning: The Quest for Authenticity

    By Nicole Schmidt In one of his more philosophical ponderings, David D. Thornburg crafts the metaphor of digital social platforms as campfires, places where humans gather to socialize, to teach, and to connect with others. This symbolism lends itself to a discussion of human nature, and...

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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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  • What Does “College Ready” Mean?

    Author: Cory Tressler When you think about a high school student being college ready, what do you think about? Perhaps a list of their completed courses, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and participation in athletics or clubs come to mind as important aspects of college readiness? Let’s dig a...

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  • The Liberal Arts: Always a Story to Tell

    By Lucy Langworthy Our story began in the summer of 2014. That summer, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) embarked upon two monumental tasks: the hiring of 47 fulltime college advisors and the adoption of data analytics software (the Student Success Collaborative – SSC). The reason: to...

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  • 10 Tips to Engage Next Gen Learners in the Classroom

    Author: Sophia Sanchez I remember being rebuked by one of my teachers for not being attentive in class, back when I was a student. What she didn’t know was that I had issues at home that had me worried. I was not the type to easily open up and wasn’t the most enthusiastic kid in the...

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