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Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in October

From affordable textbooks to the flipped classroom, here's what was trending on our website last month.

55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom
Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauged educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching environments and more.

A Return to Best Practices for Teaching Online
Designing for Learning consultant Judith Boettcher explains how she and co-author Rita-Marie Conrad have refined a list of 14 best practices to help faculty succeed in creating effective online courses.

Rutgers Incentivizes Open, Affordable Textbooks
Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Open and Affordable Textbook Project, which offers grants to faculty or department groups that switch to free, low-cost or open alternatives to traditional textbooks.

College Students: 'Please Personalize My Learning'
Digital technology in post-secondary learning is here to stay, according to a new report.

Disrupting Business Education
As online offerings threaten to "unbundle" the MBA into individual certificate pieces, business schools must innovate and collaborate to survive.

A Location-Aware App for Exploring the Library
To help users access rich information resources on campus, the University of Oklahoma Libraries created a mobile app with location-based navigation and "hyperlocal" content.

Laptops, Desktops Most Common Form of Instructional Tech in the Classroom
Traditional laptops and desktops are both used in 82 percent of learning environments — making them the most common form of instructional tech in the classroom, according to Campus Technology's Teaching with Technology survey.

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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