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“Libraries of the Future”

J. C. R. Licklider has as strong a claim as anyone to be called the inventor of the Internet–or at least the inventor whose vision and tireless evangelizing propelled the Internet into being. From his 1960 essay “Man-Computer Symbiosis” to … Continue reading

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Learning And Technology: Further Resources

1989 University Task Force Report (Digital Technology)   [slideshare id=7753307&doc=1989univ-taskforcereportdigitaltechnology-110427104639-phpapp02] 2011 Horizon Report (descriptive and predictive timetable for uses of emerging technology in higher education) 2020 Teachers 6 Top Ten Tech Trends on the Horizon for Higher Education, The Chronicle … Continue reading

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AAC&U Essential Learning Outcomes: LEAP Report

The American Association of Colleges and Universities’ LEAP Project identifies these essential outcomes for 21st-century learners: Technology-enabled active learning can empower and enrich all these outcomes. Recommendation 5 in the document, however, is of special interest in this context: Kindly … Continue reading

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From Instruction Manuals to Collaborative Course Resources: The Future of E-Textbooks

What publishers typically call “eTexts” in 2011 do not radically reimagine the idea of an interactive learning resource. We need to move toward the untapped potential for course-based learning resources to foster students’ abilities to be more “knowledge-able” (to move … Continue reading

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Pedagogy, Faculty, Resources

Three primary elements for evaluating the strength of a program are pedagogy, faculty, and resources. Pedagogy is, of course, the most difficult to gauge for visitors; however, its mix of philosophy, technique, and sense of “mysticism” are the engine that drives faculty engagement … Continue reading

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Hybrid Learning: Beyond the Course and Credit Hour

Innovation framed by current structures of courses, semesters, and credit hours simply does not address either the disruptive or potentially liberatory aspects of digital technologies, either now or in 2020. Indeed, it’s likely that these current structures, scaled up on … Continue reading

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2020 Learning Outcomes

All VT graduates should achieve broad learning outcomes that support the evolution of careers and citizenry in the 21st century that are integrated with their disciplinary (and related multi- /cross- /trans-disciplinary) knowledge acquisition/production; these would, at a minimum include: critically … Continue reading

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Smart Assessment & Learning Analytics

Imagine this as a university campus. Imagine this is what we could do with our data. Can we build this at VT? Can we foster an interdisciplinary “meeting of the minds”: instructional design, learning technologies, brain science, education, psychology, computer … Continue reading

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Learners and Agency

“Are we teaching in a way that is going to create the types of students who can harness and leverage this new media environment, or are we failing our students?” –Dr. Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State … Continue reading

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Invent The Future

The will to learn in an intrinsic motive, one that finds both its source and its reward in its own exercise. The will to learn becomes a “problem” only under specialized circumstances like those of a school, where a curriculum … Continue reading

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