Learning Resources

Online System Brings Individualized Learning to Colorado State Chem Lectures

Homework assignments in Lisa Dysleski's general chemistry courses at Colorado State University were supposed to help students--mostly freshmen--understand the subject better and make them reach beyond mere facts and actually think. Instead, students became frustrated with difficult questions, the assistant professor said, and were simply giving each other homework answers.

U Texas System Expands Copyright Clearance License

The University of Texas (UT) System has expanded its adoption of Copyright Clearance Center's annual copyright license from its Austin campus, which it announced in September 2008, to the entire UT System. The nine academic campuses and six health institutions that the UT System comprises make it one of the largest higher education systems in the United States.

Swirling Students Need Semantic Search, Ontologies, Web Analytics, and More

Lifelong learning and swirling are two things we hear about as learning moves back into to the "real world." Yet the picture is not simple as institutions and learners work out trust issues and change long-held habits and beliefs along with their technology tools.

Instant Replay

Educators looking for a lecture capture system can find it challenging to pick the right one for specific courses and classrooms. Here, lecture capture pros share their own views-- and their own choices.

Why ePortfolio is the Tool of the Time and Who is Enaaeebling It

ePortfolios today are largely institutional reporting tools--assessment management applications. A new professional organization, called AAEEBL, aims to address two additional areas with ePortfolios.

CMU To Host Game Education Summit in June

Carnegie Mellon University will play host to the 2009 Game Education Summit, slated for mid-June. The conference focuses on training future game developers and will include industry speakers from Divide by Zero Games, Electronic Arts, Obsidian, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Ubisoft, among others.

Valdosta State Adopts Online Tutoring for Students

As demands for tutoring have skyrocketed in recent years, Valdosta State University in Georgia has signed on with AskOnline to provide online tutoring services for its students.

TechSmith Camtasia Relay to Go Campus Wide at Drexel

Drexel University will deploy TechSmith's Camtasia Relay lecture capture and presentation solution across its entire campus, integrating it with the university's 'DragonDrop' publishing system.

Concourse Syllabus Builder on the Web

Faculty can use Concourse to create, update, and share a syllabus on the Web.

Why is Web 2.0 Important to Higher Education?

Web 2.0 is not just hype or a series of fads. It's a turning point for higher education, an opportunity to rediscover the ways we learn, cooperatively and gregariously.