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Building Learning Spaces in Unexpected Places

Austin Community College transformed an aging shopping mall into a revitalized campus hub and high-tech learning lab.

Why We Should Build Classes Around Mobile Tech

A University of Maryland communications professor sees mobile technology as key to engagement, learning and student success.

Mobile Journaling App Helps Students Document Field Learning

Tying together timelines, note-taking, geolocation and multimedia, The Traveler provides a cutting-edge mobile journaling experience for students working in the field, starting with the ability to record and visualize their pathways.

A Better Way to Find the Right OER

By tapping into a free Web service that turns learning objectives into search terms, a DeVry professor is helping instructors identify the best open educational resources for their courses.

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Extending IT Collaboration Beyond Traditional Higher Ed Borders

Lasell College's shared IT model includes a small, non-competing college as well as a continuing care retirement community and skilled nursing home.



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E-Texts and the Future of the College Bookstore

With digital content available in multiple formats for nearly all instructional materials, college and university bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the content desired by students and faculty, to reduce the cost of instructional content and to compete with multiple retail sources for this content.

Ball State University: Addressing the E-mail Glut

What if your university sent more than 50 million e-mails to its 20,000-plus registered students? How could your students keep up? At Ball State University, developers are piloting Campus Hub, a new service to help students identify and act on the most important messages from their institution.

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Fueling Campus IT Innovation on the Cheap

Cutbacks, downsizing and realignment might just be a recipe for delivering better, more strategic information technology.

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Achieving Student Success Through Gamification

To improve retention and outcomes for Pell grant students, Ball State University developed a mobile app that uses gamification to incentivize positive activity outside the classroom.

The Move from Course Management to Course Networking

Pioneer-developer Ali Jafari's foundational work on LMS platforms has, for nearly two decades, found its place among the world's most successful learning management systems. But Jafari's more recent designs have taken a distinct turn towards more social, networked, and engaging learning environments.

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