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7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling

7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling involves combining narrative with digital content to create a short movie. Digital stories can include interactive movies with highly produced audio and visual effects or presentation slides with narration or music. Some learning theorists believe that as a pedagogical technique, storytelling can be effectively applied to nearly any subject. Constructing a narrative andRead more about 7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling[…]

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2009

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2009

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2009 Anne Scrivener Agee, Catherine Yang, and the 2009 EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee This article lists the following as the top ten IT issues in 2009: Funding IT; Administrative/ERP Information Systems; Security; Infrastructure/Cyberinfrastructure; Teaching and Learning with Technology; Identity/Access Management; Governance, Organization, and Leadership; Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity; Agility, Adaptability, andRead more about Top-Ten IT Issues, 2009[…]

Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions

Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions

Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions M. K. Smith, W. B. Wood, W. K. Adams, C. Wieman, J. K. Knight, N. Guild, and T. T. Su When students answer an in-class conceptual question individually using clickers, discuss it with their neighbors, and then revote on the same question, the percentage ofRead more about Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions[…]

Barriers to Distance Education

Barriers to Distance Education

Barriers to Distance Education Arthur Levine and Jeffrey C. Sun Although technology has broadened the boundaries of higher education, significant barriers to distance learning remain. This paper, the sixth and final monograph in the ACE/EDUCAUSE series Distributed Education: Challenges, Choices, and a New Environment, closely examines these obstacles, including those both inside and outside theRead more about Barriers to Distance Education[…]

Master Planners: Faculty Development

Master Planners: Faculty Development

Master Planners: Faculty Development David Starrett and Michael Rodgers The advent of the World Wide Web stimulated unprecedented technology spending by universities worldwide. Unfortunately, poorly-coordinated combinations of grants, gifts, and politically-motivated government funding led to fragmented technology implementation. Costly hardware and software installations may have provided good feelings and marketing hooks to attract students toRead more about Master Planners: Faculty Development[…]