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  • Leading Change in Higher Ed IT

    • by Nathan Culmer
    • December 7, 2015
    • Peer Reviewed
    • Editors' Pick

    Understanding how change affects people and working with key factors such as motivation and trust can help leaders manage inevitable change in a way that empowers and improves IT organizations and the people who work within them.

  • Digital Badges Certify Competencies Gained through Student Clubs

    • by Styliani Kounelaki
    • December 7, 2015
    • Peer Reviewed

    Digital badges are an increasingly popular tool for showcasing a person's knowledge and experience. Making such badges part of students' experience with clubs while in college could help them highlight professional competencies when entering the job market.

  • Engaging Alumni and Students Using Online Education Technology

    • by Allison Zengilowski, Sidhant Wadhera, and Karen Harpp
    • November 9, 2015
    • Peer Reviewed

    Small, undergraduate liberal arts colleges like Colgate University can take advantage of technologies used in MOOCs (traditionally offered by larger research universities) to create limited, private online courses designed to engage students and alumni with each other and with interactive online activities.

  • MOOC Professors' Agency in the Face of Disruption

    • by Andrew J. Saltarelli, Amy Collier, and Chris R. Glass
    • August 3, 2015
    • Editors' Pick
    • Peer Reviewed

    Stanford University used MOOCs as an opportunity to create a supportive environment for faculty to explore, create, and express themselves in new ways through open and digital education. Following its early support for MOOCs, Stanford built "soft infrastructure" to incubate good ideas and allow courses to evolve over time.

  • Know Thy Students: Providing Aggregate Student Data to Instructors

    • by Benjamin Motz, Julie Anne Teague and Linda Shepard
    • March 30, 2015
    • Peer Reviewed

    Learner-centered approaches to higher education require that instructors have insight into their students' characteristics, but instructors often prepare their courses long before they have an opportunity to meet the students.

  • Instructor Engagement with E-Texts

    • by Serdar Abaci, Anastasia Morrone and Alan Dennis
    • February 22, 2015
    • Peer Reviewed

    This case study of Indiana University's e-text initiative reports on the participation levels and motivations of instructors in engaging with digital textbooks.

  • Enrollment in MITx MOOCs: Are We Educating Educators?

    • by Daniel Thomas Seaton, Cody Coleman, Jon Daries and Isaac Chuang
    • February 8, 2015
    • Peer Reviewed

    Surveys of 11 MITx courses on edX in spring 2014 found that one in four (28.0 percent) respondents identified as past or present teachers.

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