EDUCASE Review is published bimonthly in print and online and takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/ university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.

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27 Jul 2015

Effective Communication: Not As Easy As It Seems

Effective communication can improve relationships by building trust and respect, it can help us better understand a situation, and it can create environments in which creative ideas, problem solving,...

27 Jul 2015

Promoting Engagement in Larger Classes

Faced with a large number of students, I soon realized that I would not know what they didn't know until after the first exam and that my learning management system (LMS) did not provide me any i...

27 Jul 2015

Scholarship beyond the Word

Scholarship has not kept pace with this explosion of audiovisual material. Like the early web, scholarship is still largely textual. There are many reasons for this, of course. Words carry arguments ...

27 Jul 2015

The Messy Human Core of Reinventing Higher Education Institutions

Discussions of business model reengineering and innovation in higher education tend to focus on program design, technology, data, and marketing challenges and on delivery, organizational, revenue, an...

27 Jul 2015

Staying Focused on Improvement

Recognizing that technological developments—and the student, faculty, and staff expectations that accompany them—will continue to challenge us, we are already well on our way toward desig...

27 Jul 2015

Conversations about Change

Change can be exhilarating and energizing, or it can be a vexing challenge—especially in the universe of higher education, known more for its timeless virtues than for its turning radius. Chang...

27 Jul 2015

Beginning the Fourth Decade of the "IT Revolution" in Higher Education: Plus Ça Change

The technology changes of the past three decades continue to be bounded by challenges that impede our efforts to effectively exploit the full value of IT more

27 Jul 2015

The Digital Humanities Are Alive and Well and Blooming: Now What?

With the field of digital humanities hitting its stride, higher education institutions need strong, end-to-end, coordinated strategies for managing digital more

27 Jul 2015

Data, Technology, and the Great Unbundling of Higher Education

Colleges and universities must address several critical issues in the years ahead in order to prepare for the next seismic change: the unbundling of higher more

24 Jul 2015

Designing IT Guidelines for Global Travel

Programs shuttling students, faculty, and staff to foreign destinations challenge university IT departments especially, in that foreign locations and governments can test established IT policies and ...

24 Jul 2015

E-Advisement: Technology-Supported Advising Services

Applying technology to the process of general academic advisement yields the more flexible, mobile approach called e-advisement, as explained in this case more

24 Jul 2015

Cyberbullying within Higher Education: Are Educators Misinformed?

Research into cyberbullying in higher education found that respondents recognized it as an issue among college students, but believed it to be more serious at other institutions than their own, sugge...

24 Jul 2015

A Community Cloud: The Northwest Regional Data Center

NWRDC initially offered mainframe services to universities across Florida as a community cloud system. Today’s self-governed cooperative of over 70 members provides access to enterprise-level s...

15 Jul 2015

A Framework for Interactivity in Competency-Based Courses

A proposed course framework helps instructors organize, motivate, and assess online learning while empowering students and easing the instructional burden. Given the right tools and framing of conten...

08 Jul 2015

New Technologies, Pedagogies, and Curriculum: A Practical Perspective

The move from instructor- to learner-based education is a major paradigm shift that is both fueled and supported by advances in technology. To successfully make this shift, institutions must encoura...

08 Jul 2015

On-Campus Impacts of MOOCs at Duke University

In 2012, Duke University began using MOOCs to promote innovation in teaching and learning within the campus community, with the goal of importing successful new pedagogical ideas into Duke classroom...

08 Jul 2015

Ed Tech as Applied Research: A Framework in Seven Hypotheses

Seven hypotheses explore the feasibility of educational technology — typically considered as supporting teaching and learning — as applied research by providing an initial framework buil...

08 Jul 2015

Pathway to a SMILE

This case study explains how SMILE — Synchronous Mobile Interactive Learning Environment — allows the instructor to present and record lessons anywhere, anytime, on any device. With S...

08 Jul 2015

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06 Jul 2015

Student and Faculty Perceptions of Telepresence Courses

To deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote learning sites, Minnesota State University, Mankato, invested in telepresence-enhanced classrooms and then surveyed stakeholders to learn abou...

29 Jun 2015

Emerging Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Enable Active Learning

Providing dedicated space to engage faculty and students with emerging educational technologies while encouraging their exploration of the possibilities brings about new opportunities in teaching an...

29 Jun 2015

A Dialogical Approach to Learning Technology Success

A dialogical approach to learning technology initiatives at Boise State University ensures transparency and buy-in from the campus community. Project management methodologies add value to academic i...

29 Jun 2015

Anytime and Anywhere: A Case Study for Blended Learning

Using live streaming with blended learning helps engage off- and on-campus students in real time and enhances the off-campus experience by incorporating synchronous activities in addition to the usu...

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