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Free Educause eBook: Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies

A new Diana Oblinger free e-book from Educause:

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies

“How can we reach more learners, more effectively, and with greater impact?

Education changes lives and societies, but can we sustain the current model? New models and new technologies allow us to rethink many of the premises of education—location and time, credits and credentials, knowledge creation and sharing.

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education’s mission without being crippled by constraints or overpowered by greater expectations.

Find out who is changing the game and what we can learn from their different approaches in Game Changers. Download the entire book or individual chapters and case studies below.”

Table of Contents

Foreword Molly Corbett Broad

 Introduction Diana G. Oblinger


The Knowledge Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for American Higher Education Paul E. Lingenfelter

The Questions We Need to Ask First: Setting Priorities for Higher Education in Our Technology-Rich World Debra Humphreys

IT as a Game Changer Diana G. Oblinger

From Metrics to Analytics, Reporting to Action: Analytics’ Role in Changing the Learning Environment Linda Baer and John Campbell

IT Innovations and the Nontraditional Learner Pamela Tate and Rebecca Klein-Collins

Why Openness in Education? David Wiley and Cable Green

Early Days of a Growing Trend: Nonprofit/For-Profit Academic Partnerships in Higher Education Daniel Pianko and Josh Jarrett

Scaling Up: Four Ideas to Increase College Completion Vernon C. Smith

Western Governors University Robert W. Mendenhall

University of Phoenix William (Bill) Pepicello

SUNY Empire State College: A Game Changer in Open Learning Meg Benke, Alan Davis, and Nan L. Travers

Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University Dietmar Kennepohl, Cindy Ives, and Brian Stewart

Providing Quality Higher Education for Adults Susan C. Aldridge

University of the People Shai Reshef

The Open Learning Initiative: Enacting Instruction Online Ross Strader and Candace Thille

The Postmodality Era: How “Online Learning” Is Becoming “Learning” Thomas B. Cavanagh

Going the Distance: Outsourcing Online Learning Susan E. Metros and Joan Falkenberg Getman

Case Studies

Royal Roads University: Using Synchronous Web Conferencing to Maintain Community at a Distance Mary Burgess

The Open Course Library of the Washington State Colleges Tom Caswell

Austin Peay State University: Degree Compass Tristan Denley

Yakima Valley Community College: Using Near-Real-Time Data to Increase Student Success Wilma Dulin, Sheila Delquadri, and Nicole M. Melander

Ball State University Jo Ann Gora

Mozilla Open Badges Erin Knight and Carla Casilli

STAR: Using Technology to Enhance the Academic Journey Erika Lacro and Gary Rodwell

OpenCourseWare Mary Lou Forward

The Open University of Hong Kong: The i-Counseling System Chun Ming Leung and Eva Tsang

Central Piedmont Community College: Online Student Profile Learning System Clint McElroy

The CHANCE Program in China: Transforming Students into “Global-Minded” Scientific Investigators and Citizens Jacqueline McLaughlin

Georgetown University: Web Conferencing—A Critical Skill for the Connected World Pablo G. Molina

Blended Learning and New Education Logistics in Northern Sweden Anders Norberg

Valencia College: LifeMap and Atlas—Planning for Success Joyce C. Romano and Bill White

The Model Jennifer Shoop

Penn State World Campus: Ensuring Success, Not Just Access Wayne Smutz and Craig D. Weidemann

Stories in Our Classrooms: A Faculty Community of Practice as an Agent of Change Beverly Bickel, William Shewbridge, and Jack Suess

Kansas State University: Creating a Virtual Faculty Consortium Elizabeth A. Unger

CS50 at Harvard: “The Most Rewarding Class I Have Taken . . . Ever!” Katie Vale

Transforming Education with Research That Makes a Difference J. D. Walker, Charles D. Dziuban, and Patsy D. Moskal

Shaping the Path to Digital: The Indiana University eTexts Initiative Brad Wheeler and Nik Osborne

Downlad the entire book here: [402 page PDF]



Posted on: May 10, 2012, 7:30 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. SamO said

    It sounds great but the individual content links don’t seem to be working? And things started to creak when I went to download the whole thing ;o)

  2. admin said

    Thanks for the heads up. They didn’t copy over well. I’ve removed the bad links and left in the good ones. They work fine by following the Educause link.