Learning Resources


Is Portfolio Evidence Useful?

A capstone portfolio process can increase the value of a portfolio collection, both during a student's college career and after. Students can maintain their own record of achievement, with the portfolio central to every course they take. Students would re-visit and re-work their portfolio collection over time.

Workforce Readiness in Media Production: Professional Tools and Experience at BMCC

The Borough of Manhattan Community College, a City University of New York (CUNY) campus, is preparing students in media production for the real world. The college maintains an HDTV production facility stocked with professional-level tools and offers top students a chance to work with CBS pros during "boot camp."

Academic IT for Students: A New Growth Area?

The center of technology activity in academia has moved from the computer center to the faculty. and, now, after more than 30 years since the microcomputer took technology outside the computer center, it is moving to the students themselves. No, not texting and Twittering but students using learning management tools whose primary clients are students. What impact will this market shift have?

18 Web 2.0 Tools for Instruction

We asked two web 2.0 gurus in higher education for their favorite tools that offer the most impact on instruction. All are easily accessible software tools with a low technology threshold, making them generally easy on tight IT or departmental budgets and personnel resources.

Assessing Student Work in the Open Educational Resources Era

The increased availability and use of open educational resources (OER) may complicate assessment, but assessment methods such as student commentary may help.



ePortfolios, Finally!

ePortfolios have been used widely in recent years for institutional assessment, but now academic ePortfolios have finally "arrived."

Open Content's Higher Ed Calling

Momentum is building for open content in higher ed, from MIT's OpenCourseWare to a whole slew domestic and international initiatives. New Media Consortium's Larry Johnson describes some of the hurdles that still remain.

Ready When You Are: Flexible, Online Programs

Houston Community College is giving their students more flexibility while taking some of the enrollment pressures off Texas universities. Campus Technology speaks with Houston Community College's Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, William E. Carter, about flexible, online programs--in particular, HCC's Ready When You Are.

8 in 10 Students Turn to Wikipedia for Research

Eighty-two percent of students in higher education turn to Wikipedia for their course-related research. But, according to a new report out of the University of Washington, most are doing it just to give their research a jump start.

Let Faculty Off The Hook

Early adopters may wonder why other faculty seem so slow to incorporate technology in their courses, but there are actually many external barriers to adoption, including long-held expectations by students and their parents, the endurance of classrooms designed as lecture spaces, and several other standing elements like existing syllabi, textbooks, and even the need to fulfill tenure requirements.