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Top 10 Most Read Campus Technology Articles in 2014

A look back at the most popular stories our site had to offer in the last year.

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This time of year, there's no shortage of trend reports and predictions on what really matters in the field of higher education technology. And while it's interesting to play the futurist, it's equally valuable to look at what topics have resonated in the recent past. Here, in order of popularity, are the CT articles that got the most attention in 2014.

1) 6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher
In this March feature, online learning specialist Paul Beaudoin offered a wealth of tried-and-tested strategies for online instruction. His best advice: Realize it's okay to fail. "Teaching online is an adventure and expect that not everything you do will work perfectly. Be open and flexible to change."

2) The 6 Most Important Technologies to Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years
Our annual analysis of the NMC Horizon Report yielded some interesting predictions about the flipped classroom, learning analytics, 3D printing and more.

3) 16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know
Part of our "Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources," this story rounded up a collection of go-to sites to help implement OER in just about any course.

4) 2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom
Flipping the classroom is part technology, part pedagogy — and this August feature looked at two methods for inspiring more student engagement in a flip.

5) How to Make the Most of the Flipped Classroom
The growth of the flipped classroom trend has made stories on the topic a perennial favorite on our site. Here, five professors shared what they do to make class time more interactive once lectures are out of the way.

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6) Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education
It was big news last May when Google announced a limited preview of its new Google Classroom app. The free LMS tool is now available to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account.

7) The Great Adaptive Learning Experiment
In April, CT explored what adaptive learning means in higher education, looked at some early pilots and examined the technology's potential to revolutionize the way students learn.

8) From Distraction to Learning Tool: Mobile Devices in the Classroom
In this February feature, a journalism professor at the University of Maryland argued that tablets are superior to laptops when it comes to engaging students in the classroom.

9) Georgia Tech MOOC-Based Degree Program Turns Away Nearly 2,000 Applicants
Discussions of the MOOC's disruptive power in higher education usually point to Georgia Institute of Technology's online master's degree in computer science, offered exclusively through the massive open online course format. For its January launch, the program received 75 percent more applications during a three-week period than are typically received for the on-campus program during an entire year.

10) 3 Ways to Get Faculty Up to Speed With Technology
CT talked with experts at three centers for teaching and learning to find out how they help faculty retool for technology-enabled teaching. Not surprisingly, it's all about providing resources, ideas and inspiration.

About the Author

Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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