• Partnership and Collaboration in Mission-Driven IT Projects

    • by Orlando Leon
    • October 9, 2017

    This article describes IT partnerships and collaborations on a mission-driven, in-progress project: the innovative development and rollout of My Degree Plan, a tool for mapping the path toward graduation for Fresno State students.

  • 3D Visualization and Virtual Reality in Animal Science

    • by Hunter Guru, Steven Jones, and Ashu Guru
    • October 9, 2017
    • Case Studies

    Animal science educators have trouble obtaining and maintaining meat carcasses for their meat science classes. In response, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is developing an open repository of three-dimensional virtual animal carcass simulations to provide immersive learning environments for distance, online, and face-to-face students.

  • Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning

    Misconceptions about flipped learning can introduce error or persuade potential practitioners to avoid it entirely. This article visits some of the myths about flipped learning and provides the facts that contradict them.

  • Aligning Institutional Processes Through Business Process Redesign

    • by William Liddick, Elizabeth Hayes, Ligia Cicos, Daniel Cordas, and Monica Roberts
    • September 25, 2017

    The set of case studies presented in this article describes efforts by five institutions to modify and improve business processes as part of their system migration activities. This ongoing effort involves documentation of decisions, education about change management, and clear communication with stakeholders.

  • Collaborative Learning in Global Online Education Using Virtual International Exchanges

    • by Naomi Wahls, Alejandro Méndez-Betancor, Mark Brierley, Vicky Ariza Pinzón, Yumiko Matsunaga, Nancy Bocanegra, and Madeleine Burns Vidaurrázaga
    • September 25, 2017

    Virtual international exchanges (VIEs) are a form of collaborative online international learning (COIL) in which an online, on-campus, or hybrid course connects virtually with a similar course in a different country. They create a new space for learning and virtual social engagement.

  • Using Grant Funding to Promote Open Textbooks

    Even small grants can encourage faculty to write, adapt, or add supplemental materials to open access textbooks. Discover how Fort Hays State University used a small grant program for exactly this purpose and what they learned along the way.

  • Instructors Can Help Students Prefer Digital Texts

    Many students still prefer print over digital textbooks. Instructors who understand digital pedagogy can help influence students' preference by modeling effective use of digital texts, aided by improved user interface design of the digital content platforms.