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Michigan Online: "Here to Learn" — Together

Some of the University of Michigan's most innovative strategies for online learning are based on values held throughout its 200-plus year history. Here, U-M's associate vice provost for academic innovation explains why Michigan Online — a relatively recent initiative — brings communities of motivated learners together, both to learn together and to apply their knowledge to solving significant problems.

From Disaster Recovery to a New Outlook on Learning

For Puerto Rico's Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, the process of restoring campus systems after Hurricane Maria led to new opportunities for active learning and community engagement.

What to Do About Contract Cheating

Contract cheating — the use of essay writing services to manufacture coursework — is on the rise, along with other forms of academic dishonesty. Here's how technology can and can't help.

Survey: 1 in 4 Professors Ban Mobile Phone Use in Class

In our third annual Teaching with Technology Survey, a quarter of faculty respondents said they do not allow students to use mobile phones in the classroom.

Bringing Primary Source Materials to Life with AR

At Washington College, students become curators, using augmented reality to create museum exhibits of materials that otherwise require restricted physical access.



Personalizing the Admissions Process to Meet Diverse Student Needs

Maryville University created an "application for anything" tool that allows schools to easily customize admissions applications for specific applicants or programs.

Coursera's CEO on the Evolving Meaning of 'MOOC'

When you can bring huge numbers of students together with lots of well-branded universities and global enterprises seeking a highly skilled workforce, could those linkages be strong enough to forge a new future for massive open online courses?

Supporting Digital Transformation in Education: A Model for Statewide and Regional Networks

Samuel Conn, president and CEO of NJEdge talks about his organization's priority of fostering "excellence in education through the effective use of technology".

Making E-Textbooks More Interactive

Columbus State Community College created a multimedia e-book for English composition students that reduces textbook costs and reimagines the ways learners engage with course material.  

1 in 5 Faculty Members Say Technology Makes Their Job Harder

According to our 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey, while some faculty still see technology as a hindrance, most think it has had a positive impact on teaching and learning.

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