EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 29, Number 3, 2006

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Volume 29   Number 3  2006
Games and Learning
Digital games have the potential to bring play back into the learning experience
By Diana Oblinger
Stand-alone Computer Courses in Teachers’ IT Training
Should teachers in training learn IT skills through stand-alone computer courses or integrated into methods courses?
By Yu-mei Wang
Search Alternatives and Beyond
Despite satisfaction with their methods and results, a majority of searchers don’t really know what they’re doing—but they have alternatives
By Steven J. Bell
Serious Games: Incorporating Video Games in the Classroom
Games designed using sound pedagogy actively engage the Net Generation in learning
By Leonard A. Annetta, Marshall R. Murray, Shelby Gull Laird, Stephanie C. Bohr, and John C. Park
Podcasting Lectures
Formative evaluation strategies helped identify a solution to a learning dilemma
By Sarah Brittain, Pietrek Glowacki, Jared Van Ittersum, and Lynn Johnson
Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses
A formal review of online courses measures their quality in key areas and reveals changes needed for improvement, if any
By Tracy Chao, Tami Saj, and Felicity Tessier
Helping Students Adapt to Computer-Based Encrypted Examinations
Faculty can promote student acceptance of computer-based exams through training and encouragement
By Lori Baker-Eveleth, Daniel M. Eveleth, Michele O’Neill, and Robert W. Stone
Professional Development for Aspiring CIOs
Constant change in higher education means that those aspiring to the CIO role must explore new avenues of flexibility and involvement to prepare for the future
By William F. Hogue and David W. Dodd
Educational Technology on Demand: It’s About Time!
Northeastern University is responding to a challenge from students to give them access to university services and software from anywhere, on demand
By Bob Weir, Rick Mickool, and Leslie Hitch
Do-It-Yourself Metrics
Metrics have arrived—which means we need a practical approach to implementing them
By Martin Klubeck, Michael Langthorne, and Don Padgett
Online Education in a Traditional University
A department’s successful online program ran into insurmountable barriers at the university level; from the ashes comes a proposal for developing a university-wide infrastructure
By Bud McClure and Sandy Woolum
Reducing the Online Instructor’s Workload
Tips on designing and administering online courses can save faculty valuable time while producing high-quality content
By Rick Sheridan
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