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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.

How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Higher Education Transcript

Blockchain technology could offer a more learner-centered alternative to traditional credentialing. 

4 Rules for Writing a Better RFP

Issuing a request for proposal that gets the kind of response you want and need from vendors starts with refining your RFP process altogether.



Taking Competency-Based Credentials Seriously in the Workforce

Companies like AT&T and Google are expanding their partnerships with online education providers, creating new educational pathways to real jobs. 

Transforming Teaching at Fresno State with Tablets

This tablet program was as much about helping faculty integrate technology into their courses as it was about outfitting students with computing devices for their academics.

10 Tools for More Interactive Videos

Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.

The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences

To improve the student experience in online courses, we need to focus on community-building, sharing and peer support.

6 Steps To Survive a Cyber Attack

The range and variety of sensitive data in higher education make it difficult to secure. In the event of a breach, this six-phase incident response plan will help guide your institution through the crisis.

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