Technology in Learning and Instruction
EDUCAUSE: A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. http://www.educause.edu/.
No Significant Difference (website). Thomas L. Russell. This site is intended to function as an ever-growing repository of comparative media studies in education research. Both no significant differences (NSD) and significant differences (SD) studies are constantly being solicited for inclusion in the website. http://www.nosignificantdifference.org/.
ProfHacker. This site delivers tips, tutorials, and commentary on pedagogy, productivity, and technology in higher education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/.
This site provides educators with higher education teaching strategies: http://www.facultyfocus.com/.
- Blended Learning: Integrating Online and Face-to-Face Courses. Rob Kelly (2013). This post explains how to successfully create a blending learning environment. Instructional Design, Teaching with Technology. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/instructional-design/blended-learning-integrating-online-and-face-to-face-courses/#sthash.SfbHSTY9.dpuf
- Improve Your PowerPoint Design with One Simple Rule. John Orlando, (2013). This post provides solutions to creating a more effective PowerPoint Presentation. Teaching with Technology. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/improve-your-powerpoint-design-with-one-simple-rule/#sthash.Fzp56SDQ.dpuf.
- Using a Blog to Enhance Student Participation. Maryellen Weimer (2013). This post documents an undergraduate course's use of a blog to enhance student participation. Teaching with Technology. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/using-a-blog-to-enhance-student-participation/
- AssessmentTA from ExamSoft Helps Faculty Members Give Students More than Just a Grade. (2013). This post introduces the software AssessmentTA; which can help faculty focus on teaching, provide direct-evidence of student learning, and spend less time grading. EdTech News and Trends. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/edtech-news-and-trends/assessmentta-from-examsoft-helps-faculty-members-give-students-more-than-just-a-grade/
Articles and journals
Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever. Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann. This essay describes some of the most cost-effective and appropriate ways to use computers, video, and telecommunications technologies to advance the Seven Principles of Good Practice. American Association for Higher Education. http://www.iupui.edu/~cletcrse/ncaa/seven.htm.
Educational Leadership - Technology Rich Learning
This is a special technology issue of Educational Leadership, which is a journal reporting on teaching curriculum and methods for the academic audience. http://go.galegroup.com.proxy2.library.mcgill.ca/ps/i.do?ty=as&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=search&s=DA-SORT&p=EAIM&st=T002&dblist=EAIM&qt=PU~%22Educational+Leadership%22~~DA~120130301~~IU~%226%22~~VO~70&sw=w.
- Saving Time with Technology. Kristine Gullen and Holly Zimmerman( 2013). The article examines how teachers can use educational technology to improve lessons and provide more in-class time for discussions. Educational Leadership 70(6), 63-66. http://go.galegroup.com.proxy2.library.mcgill.ca/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA322056431&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=EAIM&sw=w&asid=7419db796ea3155727cce7082c386e2e.
- The Basics of Blended Instruction. Catlin R. Tucker (2013). The article offers suggestions on how teachers can utilize educational technology in a blended learning approach. Educational Leadership 70(6), 57-60. http://go.galegroup.com.proxy2.library.mcgill.ca/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA322056245&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=EAIM&sw=w&asid=81bd5e8a9f06e951b914c23f2014bd76.
- Technology skills every teacher needs. Doug Johnson (2013). The article provides information on a rubric of effective teacher technology use developed by the author. Educational Leadership 70(6), 84-85. http://go.galegroup.com.proxy2.library.mcgill.ca/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA322062482&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=EAIM&sw=w&asid=b872693c90e8e1499023e755eff0786f.
- Making Best Practices Better. Mike Dappolone (2013). The article provides strategies on how teachers can utilize educational technology regardless of their familiarity with computers. Educational Leadership 70(6), 69-70. http://go.galegroup.com.proxy2.library.mcgill.ca/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA322058834&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=EAIM&sw=w&asid=987ef00a55a72a6c0cb0c9f6997539cd.Game-changers: Education and Information Technologies
Special Issue on Personalized Learning - Guest Editor: Kinshuk. This special issue aims to carry the same message forward by presenting the state-of- the-art in personalized learning research. The expectation is to provide a milestone that gives a snapshot of major research directions emerging in educational technology research community and at the same time, hinting towards future direction. Educational Technology Research and Development. 60(4). http://link.springer.com.proxy1.library.mcgill.ca/journal/11423/60/4/page/1
7 Things You Should Know About. Use these quick reads to get essential information on emerging technologies and practices, including potential implications and opportunities. These resources are great to share with teams or faculty considering a new technology. http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/7-things-you-should-know-about.
"I always stick with the first thing that comes up on Google. . ." Where People Go for Information, What They Use, and Why. (2013). The Visitors and Residents project seeks to identify and recommend strategies that IT staff and library professionals can adopt to help students and faculty members better discover, access, and evaluate digital information. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/i-always-stick-first-thing-comes-google-where-people-go-information-what-they-use-and-why.
ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013. This study helps educators and higher education institutions better understand how students experience technology in the classroom, and the ways in which new, better, or more technology can impact students’ relationship with information technology. http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/ecar-study-undergraduate-students-and-information-technology-2013.
New Media Consortium
The NMC Horizon Report is an unbiased source of information that helps education leaders, trustees, policy makers, and others easily understand the impact of key emerging technologies on education, and when they are likely to enter mainstream use. http://www.nmc.org/.
- NMC Horizon Report 2013 Higher Education Edition. This report includes a series of publications designed to help education leaders, policy makers, and faculty understand new and emerging technologies, and their potential impact on teaching, learning, and research. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-horizon-report-HE.pdf.
- NMC Horizon Report 2014 Higher Education Preview. This preview introduces topics that will be explored in the full report. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2014-horizon-he-preview.pdf.
- The Technology Outlook for Latin American Higher Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis. This report will inform education leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting higher education in Latin America. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-technology-outlook-latin-america-EN.pdf.
- NMC Horizon Report Technology Outlook. Stem + Education 2013-2018. This report was produced to explore emerging technologies and forecast their potential impact expressly in a STEM+ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) context. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-technology-outlook-for-STEM-education.pdf.
Game-Changers: Education and Information Technologies (2012)
This e-book contains a collection of chapters and case studies that help answer how can we reach more learners, more effectively, and with greater impact? Chapters Include:
- Athabasca University: Canada's Open University. Dietmar Kennepohl, Cindy Ives, and Brian Stewart. This chapter discusses how Athabasca University is re-creating itself into a twenty-first-century university through its adoption and use of technology to expand the opportunities for its stakeholders. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub720312.pdf
- The Open Learning Initiative: Enacting Instruction Online. Ross Strader and Candace Thille. This chapter discusses how technology can be harnessed to make significant improvements in higher education in terms of cost, productivity, and learning. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub720315.pdf.
- From Metrics to Analytics, Reporting to Action: Analytics’ Role in Changing the Learning Environment. Linda Baer and John Campbell. This chapter explains the significant institutional shift in higher education from metrics to analytics that will be imperative for the next generation of the learning environment. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub72034.pdf.
The no significant difference phenomenon (book). Russell, Thomas L (2001, 5th ed.). A comparative research annotated bibliography on technology for distance education: as reported in 355 research reports, summaries and papers. IDECC, Montgomery, AL.