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Does IT Matter Now?

Thirteen years after Nicholas Carr declared that IT had become a commodity rather than a strategic asset, information technology leaders are still debating the importance of IT in higher education.

Designing Learning Spaces for Innovation

How do you go about creating a space to support collaboration, creative problem-solving and innovation? Two institutions share their experiences.

12 Tips for Gamifying a Course

Experts share their best advice for incorporating digital games in the college classroom.

All Stakeholders Must Engage in Learning Analytics Debate

Higher education needs to actively participate in discussions around learning analytics algorithms, transparency and data access, says UT Arlington's George Siemens.

3 Keys to Creating an IT Strategic Plan

An information technology strategic plan provides tech workers with guidance and ensures that all personnel are working in alignment with the university mission. Here are three things to keep in mind when formulating an IT strategy.

The Ins and Outs of Classroom AV Construction Documents and Bidding

Communication is key for a successful classroom AV implementation — and that means getting the construction documents, drawings and specifications right.

A Moodle Plug-in for Gamified, Individualized Learning

North Carolina State University has developed a gamification tool that allows students to follow their own paths through coursework.

Technology at The Starting Line: VCU's Great Bike Race Book

Earlier this academic year, Virginia Commonwealth University was faced with a huge logistical challenge — an international, world-class bike race would disrupt local traffic patterns and supply lines. But the university saw the event as an opportunity to offer students a week of mini-courses, using the race environment as a giant learning lab and tapping a range of technologies to support student work.

4 Ways to Use Social Media for Learning

These four uses for social media in STEM courses focus on deepening student learning through better communication.

FLEXspace: Sharing the Best of Learning Space Design

After only about five years since its inception, a free, open education resource called FLEXspace is already demonstrating its potential to improve both the process of creating campus learning spaces and the science of using them.

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